Friday, 22 June 2018

Women’s records to be broken in Cumbria

No it’s not me 😊 - although we are going for the record in writing lists and packing up our house at the moment...

We have had a call from a cycling buddy in Durham. Perhaps someone could help him?

This is what he says -

Jasmjm Muller is attempting to break the Lands end to John O'Groats womens road cycling record starting early in July.

In 1954, Eileen Sheridan set a new LEJOG record of 59 hours and 7 minutes.
Lynn Taylor then took the record to 53 hours 45 mins in 2002.

If all goes well the 24 Hour record should be broken by  Jasmijn early morning at the Golden fleece roundabout South of Carlisle.

Start date plus a live tracker link will be here:

Aidan Hedley, from Durham will be joining the support crew at Carlisle North A7/M6 on that same day.

If anyone living locally could offer him a bed for the night to ensure he is fully rested for his duties it would be very much appreciated.

You can contact Aidan at '' or call 07422572201.

Request for attendance figures on two Self Guided Rides

Would anyone who attended the Self Guided venues below please let me know the names of all attendees for inclusion in the attandance records : -

1. Wed 13 th June ( Grany Dowbekins, Pooley Bridge )

2. Wed 20 th June ( Melmerby, Village Store )



Sunday 24 June - invitation to tea and cake and 2 bike ride

Anne and I are still trying to raise money for the Genesis Research Trust for our Ride London at the end of July. Pam has kindly agreed to host tea and cake in Langwathby at 3 pm to coincide with Clive's 3 bike ride.
YOU ARE INVITED to tea and cake at Langwathby on Sunday at 3 pm.
I am planning to lead a two bike ride starting and finishing in Langwathby, setting off at 9.30 with similar stops to Clive's 3 bike ride but at a moderate pace - all welcome.
If anyone doesn't know how to find Pam's house for tea, please phone me on Penrith 881066.

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Two and a Half Bike Ride, Wednesday 20th June

The meeting place is the Carlisle Rugby Club car park, which is just off Warwick Road (A69) in Carlisle. As you enter the car park, head to the left and park in front of the Squash Club. The stats for the ride are 50 miles and 1500 ft of climbing. We set off at 9.30am and head off through Rickerby Park to Linstock and Crosby on Eden. I had intended going straight through to Newby East, but the council are carrying out road works on this section and it will not be safe to try. So a slight diversion along the A689 and a loop around Carlisle Airport to reach Newby East and then to Corby Hill to cross the A69 at the traffic lights. We get to Brampton via Townhead and Geltbridge for coffee at Oakbank Coffee Cabin on Longtown Road. The next section takes us through Lanercost, Walton, Hethersgill for the lunch stop at Longtown. The return to Carlisle is via quiet roads to Houghton and back to the squash club. The forecast is for showers in the morning and a dry afternoon. Hope to see a few members for this trip around the Borderlands.

Monday, 18 June 2018

2 bike ride on Wednesday 20th June

The ride is in the Ribble Valley with close up views of Pendle Hill. 
Start is at 9.30am from the entrance to the main car park in Clapham. Directions are; Turn off the A65 into Clapham village, go over the bridge and turn left. There is free parking alongside the river all the way up to the church. The main car park is on the right. All day parking £4.50.
The ride is along quiet easy riding lanes and the total distance is 48 miles.
Route; Clapham, Austwick, Giggleswick, Wigglesworth, Paythorne, Gisburn, Rimington, Downham, Chatburn, Holden, Settle, Clapham.
There are two good food stops, Gisburn (18miles), The garden centre at Holden (30 miles) and the option of locally made ice creams on the village green at Downham around mid-day.


Saturday, 16 June 2018

Kieth Jowett

Sylvia  rang earlier today to say that Kieth died last Tuesday.  He has been in a care home in Bradford for 3 years and had become very frail recently. A sad end for such a strong, determined and enthusiastic cyclist who road with the club for many years.