Saturday, 31 May 2014

Club Ride Sunday 1 June

As usual there will be some parking on our drive, although the ride will officially start from Burneside Church.  The route will be approximately 55 miles and will take in the Rusland Valley and return via the Windermere Ferry. Tea and refreshments will be available afterwards.
The forecast is looking very good so hopefully we will see you tomorrow.

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Club Ride Wednesday 28 May

As Steve is unavailable tomorrow, Ernest and I will lead the ride from Dunmail Raise to the Little Dodd Garden Centre Café on the A591 for 11s. Ludo will then take over the leadership, with lunch in Cockermouth, NOT Maryport.
The forecast seems to be improving so we hope to see you on the lay by on Dunmail tomorrow.
Keith G

Monday, 19 May 2014

Club ride - Wednesday 21st May

 I have underestimated the distance of the route.   It is actually 90 miles!   Also, I have learnt that the road over Nateby will be closed to all traffic from tomorrow for road works.   (Part of the road near the summit has disappeared in a landslip).

The revised route from KS will be - Reeth, Buttertubs, Ribblehead, Coal Road (Dentdale),  Mallerstang.
11's at Tan Hill, maybe late lunch at Hawes.   Total distance 65 miles.

Monday, 12 May 2014

Club Ride Wednesday 14 May

The ride will start from Burton in Kendal Village Hall. I have been in touch with their Secretary and we can park on the hall car park if we make a £1 contribution per car to the Hall. We will collect this and pass it on to the Hall Treasurer.
The ride will be 60 miles with 11s in Clapham and lunch in Dent. It is a vey scenic ride in 3 counties and taking in Ingleton, Ribblehead Viaduct, Barbondale and Kirkby Lonsdale. The pace will be steady as one or two of us will have tired legs!
The forecast is looking great so hopefully we will see you Wednesday.
Keith G.  


Thanks for all the messages of support we have received for the Fred it was a very rewarding but brutally hard day. We had invaluable support HQ from Alison and it was great to see Lance at our first support stop on the A66 and Neil at Grasmere cheering us home. Also, the support we had on our training rides from club members was fantastic.
The weather could have been much worse but the wet roads made the descents tricky and there were quite a few accidents, two requiring the Air Ambulance. One was behind us on Honister but the other was just in front on Wrynose and caused the route to be closed for 30 mins.
Cathy went off attention seeking by having a puncture on Cold Fell and coming off the road into a bog on the descent of Wrynose but I suppose we all do what we have to do!
Being part of such a supportive cycling club has been invaluable.  Really appreciative of this.
However, I regret to say that we passed Steve Donson's gate at 6.30am fully expecting, and looking forward to, tea and toast served in his kimono.  No show.  Explanation please Mr. Donson.
Keith G

Café to café

Just noticed that Paul's post about a new café has been looked at by 39 people! What does this tell us about EVCTC members? :-)

Proposed shared cycle way in Rothay Park, Ambleside

Sustrans have drawn our attention to an article in the Westmorland Gazette about local opposition to a cycleway through the park at Ambleside - a handy link for us from cafés to Loughrigg. Not a new story - all about the "dangers" that cyclists present to the great British public - we've heard it all before....Parker says it was the same thing in 1898.....

Apparently you were able to vote online on the newpaper's website, but the link seems to have disappeared in favour of a story about Blencathra being sold abroad..........


Congratulations to all our CTCEV Fred Whitton riders who according to the on line records have succeeded.
All the training has obviously paid off!

Saturday, 10 May 2014

Sundays rides 11th May - Coffee Stop at The VIC Culgaith

There are a number of CTCEV members exhibiting at Culgaith Art Show which is on over the weekend (Sue C, Rosemary KO, and Eileen(no, not member but closely linked!)) and the coffee stop for the main ride is to be at the Culgaith Village Hall.
It seems sensible and has been agreed that the Alternative coffee stop now will also be at the Culgaith Village Hall . Sue and Paul hope to be there so it will be nice to meet up with them.

Also as a matter of interest the main ride will be a steady paced ride and all are welcome to join us at any point riding over to Kirkby Stephen for late lunch and back to Shap .

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

I am not able to lead the Weds 28th ride which takes in the delights of
Maryport. Starting at Dunmail  Raise the ride follows Bassenthwaite Lake
before lunch at Maryport returning via Cockermouth and Winlatter. I can provide
details for anyone who fancies leading
Steve Donson

Sunday, 4 May 2014

Filey Paul and Sue's missed holiday

Many thanks to everyone for your card and all the kind wishes.

Hope Sue and myself can meet you all again in the very near future..

Paul and Sue C