Saturday 24 February 2024

Save this date!

 Challenge Rides - Sunday 15th September 2024

Planning is well under way for this event and an email may reach you which is being sent out to all CUK members in the area. This Flier summarises our planning so far: (Geoff can supply you with hard copies for distribution)

I appreciate that some of us may have already made arrangements to be away but we really need a full turn out of members if this is to be a success. Further details will be released in early July but it would give us more confidence to go ahead the more members let us know that they can help on the day or before. A simple email to the secretary would be great. Specific jobs will be allocated much nearer the event.
Thank you to all those that have already responded.


Friday 23 February 2024

3 Bike Ride to Lowther on Sunday

Meet up at 09:30 in Dalston for a ride to Lowther for brunch. Total distance about 50 miles. Weather forecast is fairly benign with low rain percentages & light easterly wind (might be a bit chilly though). Hopefully meet up with other club members at Lowther.

Route 7 GpX file >>HERE<<

Text or WhatsApp 07921 297 045 if you're. planning to join me.


Saturday 17 February 2024

2 bike ride to Acorn Bank from Langwathby Sunday 17 February

Sorry for the late post. My route will depart from Langwathby at 10 am tomorrow going to Skirwith (apologies for the bit which duplicates Nigel's Wednesday ride) and along the fellside beyond Milburn to turn down to Kirkby Thore and along to Acorn Bank. The return will be up the Newbiggin hill to Blencarn and up to Kirkland (to minimise duplication of the route out) and along the fellside to Melmerby. As I'm not sure about the food provision at Acorn Bank - we know the outdoor cafe is open but it could be very busy and limited to coffee and cake -  Melmerby Village Bakery is an alternative/additional cafe if needed. Probably a fairly direct return to Langwathby via Gamblesby turning left at the fork just outside Gamblesby to by-pass Glassonby.

For information, the usual Gamblesby to Glassonby road is thick with mud which I don't expect to be cleared any time soon!

Remember I am a slow rider so please wear plenty of clothes to avoid getting cold!

Looking forward to seeing some of you tomorrow - either on my ride or at Acorn Bank,

Alison 07500 564922

Friday 16 February 2024

3 Bike Ride to Acorn Bank Sunday 18th February

46 mile 3 bike ride starting at 09.30 on Sunday from the bridge at Armathwaite. Riding to Acorn Bank where, hopefully, we meet with Alison's 2 bike group & other club members for lunch. Route & GPX file >> HERE <<

Text or WhatsApp 07855534727 

Cheers, John H

Tuesday 13 February 2024

Tomorrow Wednesday 14th February

 Sorry, rather a late post. See the Runs List, just posted category 2 ride from Langwathby to Appleby Hub (to tie into the Club coffee stop) and back via Temple Sowerby. Not a race ride, i.e. gentle pace. Please let me know if you intend to join us (07867 840534) message or phone, preferably message - the phone reception at home is not very good. 

Thursday 1 February 2024

2 bike ride Sunday 4 February

There is a Big Breakfast at Stainton Village Hall. The forecast looks a bit windy but it's not raining all day... I'm planning to leave Langwathby at 10 to arrive for breakfast around 11.30. I am a slow cyclist so people wishing to travel faster may prefer to make their own way there.

Alison 07500 564922

Friday 26 January 2024

3 Bike Ride Sunday 28th January

 50 mile 3 bike ride starting 09.30 hours from Dalston. Fairly direct route to Penrith & Eamont Bridge, through Lowther caravan park & onto Lowther Castle for refreshments (22 miles). Returning to Dalston via Pooley Bridge, Greystoke & Skelton. Map/route/GPX >>HERE<<

Weather forecast, at this time, is for a mild, dry day with sunny intervals & a gentle breeze. A great opportunity to get out & enjoy a club ride after all the recent bad weather.

Text or WhatsApp 07855534727

Cheers, John H