Sunday, 16 June 2019

Melmerby 11s 19 June

Owing to family illness, Lily won't be able to open for us on Wednesday. The Village Bakery will be open and I will warn them that a few cyclists may be arriving.

Saturday, 15 June 2019

3 Bike Ride Sunday 16 th June

The ride will be as published : -

Start : Dalston 09:30 for 11's at Wheyrigg via, East Curthwaite, Wigton, Woodrow, Parkgate and Blencogo.

11's : At Wheyrigg Hall Hotel, then continue via Blencogo, Langrigg, Mealrigg, New Cowper, Jericho, Holme St Cuthbert, to Beckfoot.

Lunch : At Banks Mill Nursery then continue via Silloth, Skinburness, Calvo, Abbeytown, Lessonhall, Moorhouse, Thornby, Woodhouses, Orton Rigg to Dalston.

Having remeasured distance, it's less than the published 59 miles & is only 55 miles. Depending on weather conditions cutting out the Silloth / Skinburness loop would reduce mileage by a further4 miles.

I have advised Wheyrigg to expect us between 11:00 and 11:30 for Tea / Coffee, Teacakes or Bacon Butties.

I hope to see lots of riders at the start.


News from Corsica

Hi everyone!
I was going to add an impromptu ride on 26th June as I will be back in Cumbria. However, as many of you know, I came off my bike on the Caldew cycle way near Lidl in April and broke my wrist really badly. I am recovering, can now ride the turbo trainer with tri-bars (they look quite good on the original Claude Butler!), but I won’t be back on the bike properly for a while. Thanks to all of you who sent your best wishes - much appreciated and lovely to hear from you.
Meanwhile in Corsica I have learnt a lot of wrist-related vocab, got to know how the health service works and have become a one-handed gardener and decorator! Best wishes to you all. Janet

Friday, 14 June 2019

Bicycle Mayor for Cumbria

The was a Meeting on Tuesday evening to consider appointment of a Bicycle Mayor for Cumbria to cover issues for cyclists for the whole county (amongst other aspects, 'everyday' use of cycles).
The Meeting was well attended and progressed to:
1. setting up a Committee
2. setting up an election for the position of 'Mayor' 
The function of the Committee is, I understand, to manage the Mayor for which provision of funding and support are provided.  I, along with 4 others, volunteered to be on the committee.  The first Meeting date of the Committee has yet to be set but I am expecting it will be quite soon.
The initial term of Office for the Mayor will be 2 years.  Richard Ingham is putting his name forward (for which reason he is not a member of the Committee).  The position is open for anyone resident in Cumbria to seek election. 
The running of the election of position will be the responsibility of the Committee albeit Richard Ingham is promoting the election (notices in local papers through the County and information to local shops and persons known to be interested in cycling) being the person most knowledgeable at the moment about the project.
If you are interested, please let me, or Richard Ingham, know.

RIDE FOR PROSTATE CANCER

Hi
If you are in Penrith today (Fri 14th, June) do call in at Arragons Bike Shop , try out their static training bike and make a donation to Prostate Cancer UK.
Best wishes
David

First Aid App

Pam spotted this St Johns Ambulance First Aid App:

Not the same as going on a course but useful nevertheless if you've been on one and need re-inforcement! Or just need the basics in extremis!

First Aid for Cyclists - for iPhone or iPad

First Aid for cyclists - for Android
 

Woodside Welcome Cycle Cafe

I received email below from Woodside Cycle Cafe if anyone fancies a bowl of chilli!

Dear Eden Valley Cycle Club
We are just writing to you to let you know that we are holding a series of Chilli and Ride Nights during the summer months. The cost is £7.00 per head, which includes a bowl of homemade Chilli Con Carne and Cheesy garlic bread.  
The dates are as follows  and places can be booked from 5.30 - 8pm:
 
Friday 12th July 2019
Tuesday 16th July 2019
Friday 19th July 2019
Tuesday 13th July 2019 
Friday 16th August 2019
 
We are hoping that you might enjoy planning an evening ride and meal around the above dates. 
For further information, please telephone Mike or Debs on 01228 710764 or email mikeatwoodside@aol.com
 
Regards
 
Mike and Debs
 
Woodside Welcome Cycle Cafe
Hawksdale
Dalston
Carlisle
CA5 7BX