Friday, 31 July 2020

Club Rides for August 2020: A way out of lockdown.

A way out of lockdown: We can now meet outside with up to five other people, provided those from different households continue to observe social distancing rules, so up to six people can therefore cycle together in a socially distanced group. If you are travelling by car to exercise or spend time outdoors, the guidance also states that you shouldn’t travel with someone from outside your household unless you can practise social distancing.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

As an experiment for August, we are suggesting leaders add their names to this calendar link as a "Named Contact", give a starting location and time and add any appropriate notes. Details of the ride will be posted on the blog later. It might even be appropriate to discuss the route on the day. Any possible cafes or picnic locations can be added as more information becomes available.                                                                                                                                                                     

Where there is no named contact a suggested starting point has been added. Just turn up on the day and discuss with other members what sort of route you want to follow. Please remember the social distancing guidelines and the maximum of six riders.

If more than six riders turn up at the starting point it will be necessary to have an informal method of splitting the group by agreement with the members. Some could even ride the route in a reverse direction. We are keen to offer rides using the usual "3 bike" and "2 bike" classification. Not all dates may be filled, but it would be good to progress!   

Please note that the calendar link is still "active" and changes and additions may occur. We will still use the blog to advertise details of rides. Please also note the post below where Geoff has already advertised a ride for Sunday 2nd August.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Thursday, 30 July 2020

Start of new ride calendar for August?

Sunday 2nd August 0930
I am proposing to go from Lazonby Carpark near the Eden Bridge (NY 549413) up over  Hartside and predominantly back lanes to Haltwhistle.  
Computer he say 96km and 1579m of ascent.
It would be great to see anyone who would like an outing with company. If there is a huge number of takers then we can split up into suitably sized groups!
May be showery, but mild; I would suggest bring supplies but if you forget Alston garage, Haltwhistle and Brampton possible for supplies on route.
Map here

Monday, 27 July 2020

Ride on Wednesday 29th July

I'm going for a ride up to Bewcastle on Wednesday with James leaving Dalston at 09:30. Estimated distance 50 to 55miles. It is a clockwise route going north around Carlisle and returning via Lanercost & Brampton. If you would like to join us then please let me know.

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Wednesday Ride from Dalston Full

My ride from Dalston on Wednesday 15th is now full. If you would like to ride in a group I would suggest that you join with Mike in Hesket Newmarket in previous blog post.


Monday, 13 July 2020

Another ride for Wednesday 15th July

Adding to Bill's ride (see post below), I am going to ride a shorter and moderately paced ride on Wednesday ("2 bike" style). I'm leaving Hesket New Market car park at 9.30 around the northern fells then around Derwenwater and return via Threlkeld. Forty miles.
If you would like to join please let me know. I will be sticking to a maximum group of four.

Sunday, 12 July 2020

Ride on Wednesday 15th.

I'm thinking about a ride up Hartside starting from Dalston Car Park on Wednesday 15th and it would be good to have a bit of company. Out via Armathwaite & Renwick, back via Melmerby, Skirwith & Plumpton. Total distance about 55miles. Bring food & drink as I'm not sure what will be open. Let me know if you would like to join me.

Monday, 6 July 2020

Wednesday 8th Bike out

Hi All
My group is full. But other groups are encouraged, just post it up
Best wishes
David H

Wednesday 8th July Bike Run

I am starting from Greystoke Car Park. at 9.00am Wed 8th July
So places for 3 . Don't leave me on my own
I fancy a ride around Skiddaw about 50 miles
Best to give me a phone call or email, as numbers controlled to club guidance
David H (