Monday, 22 June 2020

Eden Valley Cycling UK – Update

The committee has had several zoom style meetings and we have been keeping abreast of government guidelines and the interpretations of these by Cycling UK.
Under the present circumstances we feel that it is not possible to organise club runs. Similarly, we have decided to cancel the planned Challenge Rides (100 mile and 100k) scheduled for July 1st.
However, we would like to encourage members to take tentative steps to getting out on their bikes to meet up informally to ride in very small groups (4 might be a good working maximum) and/or to meet at the outside café facilities that are now emerging.
With this in mind, we would like to encourage you and all members to start using the blog more actively to arrange such informal rides and to inform club members of any take-away café locations.
Depending on how the advice changes, we might plan a challenge ride later in the summer (say 100k and 50k) which members could ride singly or in very small groups. The routes might be planned to incorporate the known take-away coffee venues.


  1. It's my understanding that, at present, cafes are having to move their outside tables away from their doors to make it clear that takeaway really means 'takeaway'! Lowther have removed their outdoor tables, as have our facilities in Melmerby. A number of our regular coffee venues are offering takeaway facilities, although it might be best to make sure before cycling there. The ones I know about are:
    Melmerby Shop - takeaway coffee and scones - open each day except Wednesday and Sunday, 9 am to 1 pm
    Melmerby Village Bakery - takeaway coffee and hot and cold filled rolls, jacket potatoes and other such things; open Wed to Saturday 9 - 3
    cafe4 Eden at Brougham Hall is open 10 - 3 - not sure which days.
    Morland café is open as a takeaway - not Monday or Tuesday I think.
    Lowther castle café is doing takeaways.
    Hope that is some help

  2. Morland cafe is also closed on Sunday

  3. Committee, thanks for all the work in these difficult times, its greatly appreciated

  4. I should like to second Martin's comment - I am sure we don't realise how much the committee does to keep things going - thanks again