Tuesday, 27 July 2021

 Wednesday ride 28/07/21. 

09.30 Dalston car park,  a run out around the flat lands, just under 100km, easy to shorten on the day.

Rides · Ride with GPS

above should be the route, please txt or call  me if riding 


07531 211 513 

Thursday, 22 July 2021

Campaigns (2nd of 22nd July) Penrith Cycling and Walking Plan

Please have a look at my blog earlier today on the issue of traffic on the C2C Strawberry Hill Penrith, if you have not already done so.

Penrith Cycle and Walking Plan: (Google Search: 'Cycling and Walking in Cumbria'; Environment and Planning; (Cumbria CC website with introduction showing other towns in Cumbria where consultation is well advanced and Penrith ‘Have your say on cycling and walking networks’ – proceed with this link.'

The consultation closes on the 6th August - not much time. It is part, hopefully, of setting up proper provision for cyclists in and around the Penrith area (as for the other parts of the County); the Government is providing funding for significant infrastructure - but it has to be clearly thought through. There is a questionnaire to complete. Please, please do have a go.

What has been thought of does not come over strongly to suggest a need for cycling provision - getting around town and to / from it linking with surrounding villages.  

I am proposing to make a submission on behalf of our Club and would welcome contributions and help from as many as possible.

Sunday 25th July 3 bike ride.

Hello All. This ride will leave Greystoke carpark at 09.30, and go round the Northern Fells, and visit Buttermere. The route is Caldbeck, Ulldale, Embleton, Lorton, Whinlatter, Keswick, Threlkald via the stone circle and back to Greystoke. Lots of possible coffee and lunch stops on the route. About 55 miles. Please text 07810751189. Should be a bit cooler than of late. Phew! Phil.


We seem to be in a time of activity on roads and routes in our area.

C2C route: there is a proposal to set up an intensive sheep farm on the route between Penrith and Langwathby - 'Strawberry Hill'. The planning application describes intention to erect a large building for  'husbandry of hundreds' of sheep; the application acknowledges that the road has dangers yet the application describes an intended highly mechanised operation i.e. large vehicles being used; it requires a 6 metre width of access track.
Detail can be seen on Eden District Council website - planning section reference:   21/0441 Site address LAND OFF STAGSTONES ROAD LOW COTE GHYLL EDENHALL PENRITH.
No closing date for representations appears on the EDC Website for this but the application was made in May 2021. If we are to make representations we need to do this very soon. Please would you contact me if you have any thoughts for me.

I will be Blogging other issues over the next few days

Sunday, 18 July 2021

Wednesday 21st July, 3 bike ride.

 In the Cycle Tracks of the Romans & Border Reivers

Starting at the war memorial in Rickerby Park, Carlisle (free car parking). Route through Houghton, Kirklinton & heading northwards up to the England/Scotland border near Kershopefoot, before crossing the border & onto Newcastleton, Scotland. Returning south via Bewcastle, Askerton & Birdoswald Roman Fort. Then Lanercost, Walton, Irthington, Newby East, Crosby on Eden, Linstock & back to Rickerby Park (70 mile).

Lunch stop at Newcastleton (28 mile) where there are 2 cafes, a Spar & other 'corner shops' plus pubs. Or BYO picnic on the Riverside.

Coffee stop at Birdoswald cafe (51 mile) or Lanercost cafe (55 mile).

Between Carlisle & Newcastleton & Newcastleton to Birdoswald, with nowhere to replenish supplies, it is advisable to carry plenty fluids, some rations, plus sunblock as the weather is forecast to be hot with lots of sunshine

To view the route or download a gpx file click >HERE<

It would be great to have some company so if you fancy the journey & intend coming please text me on 07855534727. 

John H 

Thursday, 15 July 2021

Sunday July 18th 3 bike ride

Hello All. This ride will leave Tebay sports ground NY618045 at 9.30. We will head out to Killington, Kirkby Lonsdale, Barbon, Dent for lunch, Garsdale Head, Ravenstonedale, Tebay. Some hills involved! About 60 miles.

I hope to get back to Tebay for 4.30 and  anyone who wants to, can join me in Penrith, to watch the sprint in Paris unfold from about 5 ish.

Please text me on 07810751189 if you are coming.

Wednesday, 14 July 2021

Sunday 18 July 2 bike ride

 I will be leaving Melmerby Village Bakery after coffee around 11.30 on Sunday. The plan is to travel along the fellside via Dufton, Keisley and Murton, skirting round Appleby and returning via Long Marton with a late lunch stop at Cafe Velo in Temple Sowerby. When I did this route without the detour to Temple Sowerby it was just under 34 miles with 1357 feet of climbing. As with all club rides, the pace will be that of the slowest rider (probably me going uphill); it will be steady/moderate. 

Please text me on 07500 564922 if you are hoping to come. I don't use my mobile phone for conversations because of poor fellside reception; if you want a chat, please send your number and I will phone you back.