Saturday, 29 March 2014

Tomorrow's ride Sunday 30th March

Following up on Dallas' message, don't forget the clocks go forward tonight! It's also Mother's Day so  I suggest you bring your own lunch just in case the caf├ęs in Newcastleton are full. Parker will be leading  the ride as I'm feeling under the weather again. Have a great ride - it's fantastic scenery up there.

Friday, 28 March 2014

Sunday 30th Abbot Lodge

Because the clocks have gone forward Sunday's alternative
is elevenses. But because the clocks have gone forward elevenses is really tenses so some of us might be there a little after 11BST but hopefully well before 11GMT.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Club rides Wednesday 26th March

As usual there will be parking for a few cars on our drive as well as across from Burneside Church - the official ride start. 
There will be opportunity to switch between rides at the breaks, particularly for the second leg where Keith's ride will take in Red Bank, Blea Tarn and Hawkshead Hill prior to lunch.  Cathy's ride will include Red Bank (steep but short!) but will then take a more civilised route to Hawkshead.  You don't need to decide until the day but whichever route you choose, it should be a good day.  The forecast is very good and the scenery is stunning.  Cathy's ride will return via Windermere Ferry.
Tea and cake at our house after the ride.  Hope to see you tomorrow,
Cathy and Keith

Friday, 14 March 2014

Sunday 16th March Rides

Alison says: 'the moderate ride on Sunday 16 March will not be leaving Langwathby at 9.30 as indicated on the runs list but at 10 am to meet the Carlisle train. Anyone with time to spare can spend it in St Peter's Church Langwathby which, unusually, does not have a service that day.

'Please can you let me know by Saturday night if you want Lily's lovely soup for lunch as I have told her I will forewarn her of numbers.

'See you Sunday - Alison'

Nigel says his ride should leave at 0930 as indicated; 11s is at Talkin Tarn, lunch at Alston.  The ride is 57 miles, or it was on Tuesday, but it was sunny then.

Nigel L

Calling all lady cyclists!

A friend of Janet Gregory's, Sue Booth has asked me to let you know about the following:

Wanted - cafe advice and route guidance or beer drinking buddies! - Chester Fabulous Ladies, from Chester CTC, are heading to Dufton for our 5th annual ladies weekend away.  Staying at Dufton YH and socialising at the Stag you are welcome to join us to show us some of your favourite lanes and tracks, places of interest, cafes, and anything else we may miss.
To read about the Fab ladies, please visit our blog ( and let me know if you are around (30th May - 1st June)

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Camper Van For Sale

Sorry, nothing to do with cycling - though has got a bike rack!

We've bought a more modern camper, so our very original and well cared for verging on classic status 1986 VW Type 25 Autohomes Komet (owned and garaged for last 14 years) is going up for sale now that spring has arrived. Most of you know how I look after my classic cars, so it is genuinely a good'un! Unlikely any of EV would be interested directly, but if you know of anyone who might, please put them in contact for further details, pictures etc. Thanks.

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Lunch on Wednesday's ride 12 March

A wee note for those that might be meeting us at lunch time - the Dandelion Cafe is not open so the plan is to go to Nicol End Marina Cafe, just before you get into Portinscale. Should be there around 1.00 pm ish.


Monday, 10 March 2014

Wednesday 12th March Alternative ride

Alison and I are wanting to get out but have to get home early afternoon.  We are setting off from Melmerby at 0915 for Appleby hoping to get there for a quick 1030s at  Bojangles before going on to Morland for 12s.  Anyone wanting to join in is very welcome;  let us know where and when you want to pick us up and we can wait attractively, Alison (or attentively, Nigel) there.
Nigel L

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Clubrun tomorrow (9th March)

Runs list says Gilsland, but we're going to Greenhead!

Greenhead Tea Rooms is advertised as open every day but I couldn't contact the owner, so I don't know if we can get fed there tomorrow. Better bring some lunch just in case like Janet said on the runs list notes.

Monday, 3 March 2014

route planning website

Whilst perusing cycle specific websites, I came across     Anyone thinking of touring in the UK may find this mapping site extremely useful.  

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Alternative ride Sunday 2 March - Spain

Please be aware that as it is now March the ride starts at 0930 local time. The ride starts at Villa Gadea (Altea Valencia Spain) 11's at Tarbena. There is a special points provision for this ride. All are welcome regardless of pace.
Seriously if you have not already guessed we are having a good time......