Monday, 4 July 2022

3 Bike Ride (with a 2 bike option) Wednesday 6th July

 Newcastleton & Kielder Lakeside Way Trail **There are a couple of diversions in force on the trail, due to storm damage earlier in the year, but it is open**

09:30 from Newcastleton, Scottish Borders, to Kielder Castle (15 miles) & then around Kielder on the Lakeside Way trail (26 miles) returning to Newcastleton by same route. 56 miles total. Free parking at Douglas Square, Newcastleton. 

OR meet 11.00 hours (approx) at Kielder Castle for coffee & just do the Lakeside Way trail (26 miles). There are options to trim a few miles off the trail if required.

The Lakeside Way follows the 26 mile Kielder Water shoreline. A unique, beautiful cycling experience accessing the most scenic parts of the lake shore on a multi-user, traffic free, trail for walkers, cyclists, horse riders & wheelchair users & clearly signposted all the way. The surface is finely crushed, heavily compacted, well drained gravel & is rideable on any type of bike though, in my opinion, sturdy tyres of 28c & above with some tread is best. The trail is NOT FLAT with a couple of short sharp inclines on the north side but nothing serious. Caution required in places. 3 to 3½ hours round (approx) including photo stops & refreshments. 

There are cafes/restaurants/bars & toilets at Kielder Castle, Tower Knowe (13 mile) & Leaplish Waterside Park (20 mile). Or BYO for a picnic on the shore. Parking is PAY & DISPLAY at Kielder Castle. There are public toilets, bike hire/shop & though the cafe is closed there is an 'outside' catering unit. 

If you fancy joining me text or WhatsApp 07855534727.

Cheers, John H 

Route & GPX file >> HERE <<  (easy to navigate without. Not showing diversions).

Sunday, 3 July 2022

Sunday 10th July 'almost a 3' ride from Frenchfield, 9.30am

A slightly shortened version of a previous ride taken from the list on our website.... from Frenchfield to Lowther, Orton (coffee - early lunch?), Newbiggin on Lune and back - 48 miles, approx 1000 metres of ascent. 

My thanks to the original leader...

Further opportunity for a cake or more at Millyard, Morland (close at 4 - no food after 3)....however, BYO might be a good plan if Orton too soon to indulge sufficiently.

Route here

Hope to see a goodly few of you 😀

Please text if you're coming 07437 217187

Gill S

Tuesday, 28 June 2022

Croglin to Dufton and Return

Ride this Sunday, leaving from Croglin Village Hall at 9.30am. We will be travelling through picturesque fellside villages with fine views towards the fells, on small country lanes to Dufton. Lunch stop at Dufton. BYO lunch or cafe available in Dufton village. Travelling back to Croglin with some variation to the outward journey. We will be travelling at a leisurely pace, mostly easy going, but some steeper hills to climb nearer to the Croglin end of the journey. Approximately 40 miles in total.


Monday, 27 June 2022

Wednesday 3 bike ride from Tebay

Since there is nothing planned I've added a ride for Wednesday 29th June coming from Tebay. Coffee/Lunch in Dent? Meeting close to the Sports Ground where there is plenty of parking 0930.

Hoping some may have been re-invigorated by the Tri-Vets (which I was unfortunately unable to attend 'though glad it went so well!) We go out along the Fair mile to Sedbergh then Barbon village Barbondale up Dent dale and over the Station road to Garsdale head. Finish up the Tommy road to Ravenstonedale Route here when I have it uploaded. Good weather (compared to Orkney!) if a little showery in the afternoon.


Text 07711842885 if you are coming so we don't leave without you

Saturday, 25 June 2022

Tri-Vets Feedback

Many many thanks to everyone for making Tri-Vets a GRAND day out (weren't we blessed with the weather!). In particular I would particularly like to thank the volunteers who organised and served the food, laid out tables & chairs, ride registration, ride leaders, did route risk assessments etc etc..... I would also like to thank all those people who came along on the day for the ride - the event would not have happened without you. It was a pleasure meeting so many new people.

A few statistics from the day

Youngest rider - 50, oldest rider - 80, average age - 68.

Total number of riders was 46 (100km 24, 100 miles 22).

Click on this LINK to read emails that I've received since the event 


Thursday, 23 June 2022

2 Bike Ride Sun 26th June 10.30 am start

 Rosie and I are going to ride from Beacon Edge cemetery lay-by, Penrith at 10.30. We are cycling to the cafe at Mosedale Quaker meeting house for lunch at 12.30. They do soups, sandwiches and cakes. About 22 miles to the lunch stop via Skelton and Hesket Newmarket and 15 back. Please text Rosie on 07818241833 if you wish to join us, either on the ride, or for lunch so we can inform the cafe of numbers.

Saturday, 18 June 2022

 Pop up cafe at Kirkandrews-on-Eden 8th & 9th July. They are exploring the idea of opening a weekend cafe and if this is successful the aim would be to have a more permanent arrangement in the new parish hall.