As a result of a recce of the route a few days ago, the ride will be shorter than originally intended. The ride will be 40-45 miles only.
The route from Dalston to Blue Gate Crossroads will be fairly direct and followed by a tour of the Caldbeck hills before dropping into Caldbeck for 11's. The ride will continue through Hesket New Market, Haltcliffe, Johnby, Blencowe, Skelton and lunch at the Upfront Gallery - finishing off with a meandering ride back to Dalston.
This route is dull and uninspiring. Anyone starting from Dalston I am sure will be welcome to join Bill at Caldbeck for his ride to Keswick (I haven't asked Bill if you will be welcome but I am sure you will be)
The forecast at the moment is quite good. I hope to see some of you at Dalston