Tuesday, 12 November 2019

2-bike ride Wednesday 13 November

Please see post below for details of Bill's 3-bike ride.
My ride is starting at 12 noon after coffee from Acorn Bank, near Temple Sowerby. We will be going to Appleby and back on a circular route. The direction will depend whether Rachel joins us and if so which way she has come. Maximum if the fellside route includes Murton is 27 miles but I will decide tomorrow depending on weather and wishes of the group. Minimum is 19 miles. Like Bill, I am  hoping that we can find somewhere for lunch, even though we are told Appleby is going to be very busy. I hope to see some of you tomorrow. It will be cold - wrap up warm!

Coffee stop/self-led ride tomorrow Wednesday 13 November

We are trying out a new cafe with the closure of Mrs Miller's in Culgaith. The café is at Acorn Bank, the National Trust house and garden between Culgaith and Temple Sowerby. You don't need to pay to go to the coffee shop but if you have a National Trust card they are pleased if you show it for recording visitor numbers. Both rides will be there around coffee time (11.30) tomorrow and we  hope it will be a success. Please come along and give it a try!

Last day for data check

I will assume that everyone who is going to return changes for the database will have done so by the end of Wed 13th tomorrow. Thanks to those who already have.
An updated list will then be published shortly after!

Monday, 11 November 2019

3 Bike Ride Wednesday 13th.

The ride will start from Greystoke at 10am as published. As Mrs Millers has now closed we'll stop at Acorn Bank for 11's before heading on to Appleby for lunch. I've been informed that Appleby may be quite busy on Wednesday, but I'm sure there'll be room for a few cyclists. Total ride distance is about 55 miles. The weather forecast is cold, but dry (fingers crossed it stays that way), so wrap up warm.

Hope to see you on Wednesday.

Mrs Miller's has closed

We are really sorry to report the closure of our popular café stop in Culgaith. We wish the staff success at 'Four and Twenty' which we will have a chance to see at our Christmas lunch - for details see earlier blog - it isn't too late to book.
Please check the blog or the runs list on the website to check where the substitute coffee stop will be. Bill and I were to have been at Culgaith on Wednesday and we are conferring about the appropriate alternative - more to follow...

Friday, 8 November 2019

2 rides on Sunday 10th

There will be 2 rides on Sunday from Beacon Edge cemetery lay-by Penrith, but both will stop at Granny Dowbekin's for early lunch at about 12. Rosie is going there via Askham, about 20 miles, and I am going there via Skelton and Mungrisedale, about 25 miles and hilly.
Start is at 10am and the weather looks fair if cold.

Thursday, 7 November 2019

Received from Nigel

Hello Team Townend Challenge Rider,

Team Townend Challenge began in 2010 in memory of Christian and Niggy Townend who were killed in a road crash whilst out cycling. 9 years on TTC has raised over £70,000 for Road Peace and thousands of people have enjoyed the great ride and even better tea and cakes!

The 10 year anniversary edition of the TTC will be on Saturday 9th May 2020, taking advantage of the one-off VE day bank holiday weekend. We’re going big for 2020 so book the date in your diary and we hope you can join us to enjoy the ride and help us reach our fundraising target of £100,000.

Team Townend Challenge 2020
  • 9th May 2020
  • The same great long and short rides, starting and finishing at Loweswater Village Hall
  • Tea, coffee, cakes & beer in the hall afterwards
  • You’ll hear more soon on Team Townend goes large additions. Some of the things we are working on are:
    • The Dirty Double - ride each pass on the long course twice for the adventurous or crazy
    • Child Friendly events at Loweswater Village Hall during the day
    • Evening event in Cockermouth
    • An even more impressive raffle than usual

Details on how to enter the ride, TTC website updates and further information are all in the pipeline. In the meantime, keep your diary free, check out the Team Townend Pushbike Challenge Facebook page and we hope we will see you in May.


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Mountain Biking at Mabie Forrest

Looking to be a fine day all day but quite chilly (6-7deg) As per runs list meet there for 10.00 start.
Please let me know if you are coming and then we wont start without you and maybe we can share transport. Trail map below:(click to enlarge)

Tuesday, 5 November 2019

December 1st ride, leader swap

Hi everyone.
I was supposed to be leading a ride on Sunday 1st December but now find myself having to attend a family wedding.
Please would someone volunteer to lead this for me. The plan was to head to the langdales, about 50 miles at most.
I would be happy to swap with another leader if it helps. Please txt if you can help.
077456 59704

Thule 3 Cycle carrier for sale

Thule Velo Compact 927 3 Cycle Carrier

Lockable on tow bar as well as bikes.

Smart Tilt function so that boot can be accessed with bikes in place

Reason for sale - bikes now go inside car

Max Capacity       60kg

Max bike wt          25kg

£170 for quick sale

Paul Cumella


Nov 6th Ride

The Helm wind is blowing, rain is bladdering down and it doesn't look promising for Mr Fawkes tonight.

However, tomorrow should be better says Radio Cumbria. (their 07.32 daily forecast including the fells is usually more accurate than MWIS etc - find it on 95.6Mhz).

Prompt start from ours at Ousby 10 am to ensure Renwick about 10.40, bearing in mind the ladies at the church hall shut up shop at 11 am.

Anybody riding directly to Renwick  aim to get there shortly after 10.30.

Or meet en route at Melmerby 10.10.

We shall go north - then south - simples ......

Sunday, 3 November 2019

No idea why the poster never appeared??

Women in Adventure Film Night Friday 8th Nov George Hotel Penrith

Hello All,
Some of you might like to come to a film night at the George Hotel, Penrith, on Friday 8th November celebrating,
"Women in Adventure" There will be lots of short films, involving different adventure sports.
Entry from 7pm, £4 on the door. Films start at 7.30. The event is run by the Eden Valley MC.

Saturday, 2 November 2019

Ride from Greystoke Sunday 3 Nov

As per runs list starting at Greystoke at 0930 and going over Kirkstone to Grasmere for lunch stop at the garden centre. May stop briefly at Glenridding (if you are well behaved!) returning via Dunmail raise and the back of Thirlmere. (50mi 80km 1500m)
Hope to see some of you out. Weather looks to be OK - perhaps a shower early but otherwise 10% chance of precipitation or less!

Friday, 1 November 2019

Sunday 3 November - two bike ride

Does anyone want to join me in a loop from Melmerby to Abbot Lodge (11.30s) on Sunday? My plan is to set off from Melmerby 9.20 am to get to the Langwathby station (via Ousby and Skirwith) at 9.53 in case anyone wants to join us by train from Carlisle. Then via Culgaith, Temple Sowerby and the Cliburn road another 12.4 miles to Abbott Lodge (just under 19 miles) A similar distance back to Melmerby via Penrith, Beacon Edge, Langwathby, Winskill/Hunsonby and Gamblesby. Pace will be very moderate as I am very out of practice. I will be having lunch at Melmerby Village Bakery if anyone wishes to join in. Return trains from Leeds to Carlisle leave Langwathby at 1440 and 1637. Anyone welcome for all or part of the ride.