Saturday, 14 September 2019

Sunday's 3- bike ride/Challenge Ride 100 km

Sunday's 3-bike ride/Challenge Ride 100km will commence a Mungrisdale Village Hall at 9.30 am.  The 100 km route, with about 1000m of  ascent, will follow an anti-clockwise route round the northern and north-west fells.  Two stops are proposed at about 11 am and 1pm. However, please bring drink and food.  The ride will operate as a standard club ride. I look forward to seeing you on Sunday.

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Mountain Biking Friday 13th

I am planning a straightforward ride over the Fells near Orton this will be suitable for anyone who has any sort of mountain or gravel bike. So do come - it will be easy paced and a great intro to off road riding. We may stop in Crosby Ravensworth if the pub is open. But bring drink and some food in case it is not. Otherwise there is Orton Scar Cafe when we get back. The route can be extended by agreement! if the weather is good and people so wish (many additions possible) but planned route is as map (click to enlarge).
We meet in Orton 0930 but please let me know if you intend coming so that we know who to expect.
The route is mainly on grassy bridleways but there is a good descent on a track down into Crosby and another rather more stony descent off the Scar back into Orton

Monday, 9 September 2019

Club AGM - Saturday 26 October 2019

The Club AGM will be held on Saturday 26 October 2019 at Langwathby Village Hall.  Further details on time and agenda will be published. Catering will be "bring and share".

3 Bike Ride on Wednesday 11th September

The ride starts at 9.30 from Shepherd Bridge, Coniston. Grid ref (SD305978).

Sunday, 8 September 2019

Kiddycranks or crank shorteners for a tandem?

Hi folks, my son has acquired a tandem and wishes to convert it to suit his son and is looking to purchase or borrow some kiddi-cranks or crank shorteners to convert the tandem for his 4 year old.  If you have either lurking in your garage and they are not being used at the moment please will you email me and let me know.  Many thanks and hope to see you all again soon.

Saturday, 7 September 2019

Sunday 8 September - A Day Without Rain

Meet 09.30 at Keswick Swimming Pool for what should be a sunny ride over the nearby passes.  I am planning to cross Whinlatter for a coffee stop in Buttermere then over Honister and on to Portinscale for lunch.  The afternoon loop will be over Newlands and a return the other way over Whinlatter.  I am happy to make adjustments to the route to suit everyone.  It will be a steady pace and we will pause to re group as necessary. 

Thursday, 5 September 2019

A day on the water - Friday 6 September

I am really sorry to say that we have decided to cancel this. Forecast winds of force 4 gusting 6 could turn this from an adventure into an epic - and that's not what we want. Thank you to those who have expressed interest and we will try to offer an opportunity another time.
Best wishes
Alison and Nigel

Tuesday, 3 September 2019

3 bike ride from Dalston - Wed 4th Sept

As per the runs list the ride will depart 9.30am from the New car park in Dalston.  The route will include Westward, Catlands and Fellside to Caldbeck for late 11's / early lunch, followed by a meandering somewhat contrived route to lunch/ afternoon tea at Upfront Gallery (mainly to get some miles in but also to include roads we have not ridden for a long time).   In the afternoon we will take a slightly more logical route back to Dalston.  Total distance is 52 miles.

The forecast is light showers with sunny intervals.   I hope to see some of you at the start.

Sunday, 1 September 2019

Off-road route linking England and Scotland

A new 800-mile mainly off-road cycle route between England and the north coast of Scotland has been launched. The Great North Trail links the Peak District to Scotland's most northerly mainland points for the first time.    Details can be found at