Sunday, 30 November 2014

For Ride Leaders

Please could any leader 'phone in advance if planning an 11's stop at the Newsagents/Café on The Sands, Appleby-in-Westmorland. Their number is (017683) 53696. She did a very good job serving us all quickly today, but if she has advance warning, she's promised to bake more scones etc. for us.

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Aldi Alert!

Today (Thursday) Cycling gear available at Aldi Penrith (at least)

Thanks to Pam R for spotting this

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Stolen Bikes

Stolen Cannondale Synapse and Trek Hybrid

Stolen from my home in Castle Eden County Durham between Sat 22nd and Sun 23rd November 2014
Cannondale Synapse Sora Triple 2011; black and white; 56cm Serial No RM01191.
Fitted with a Cateye wireless speed/cadence sensor. the head unit was also taken
Trek flat bar hybrid 7300, blue and silver, triple Shimano Deore.

Both bikes were stored inside our utility room. The thieves removed the alarm box from the house, entered through an upstairs window and left via the backdoor. The bikes were stolen together with other valuables and my wife's car.
Thanks for reading.

The above has been posted on the CTC Forum recently. Please be aware if you hear of either bikes being offered for sale. Thanks.

Club run - Wednesday 25th November

The ride will start from the new car park, Dalston.   We will make our way to 11's at Warwick Bridge via Stockdalewath, Cotehill and Wetheral - a distance of 19miles.    After 11's we will go via Faugh, Cumrew and Ruckcroft to the Fox & Pheasant pub in Armathwaite for lunch (16miles)   We will return to Dalston via Baronwood, Plumpton Foot & Raughtonhead. (19miles).    Well that's the plan.    The forecast is a dull, damp and cold day with rain showers throughout the day.   The route can be considerably shortened if necessary.

"I thought of that while riding my bike "
Albert Einstein on the 'Theory of Relativity'.

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Christmas / New Year Ceilidhs

Early warning of opportunities to burn off some Xmas over indulgence!

Ceilidhs with Reunion Band:

Mungrisedale Village Hall Saturday 27th Dec 7.30 pm contact Richard Hardaker 01768 863327

Lazonby Village Hall Wenesday 31st Dec 8 pm contact Katie 01768 897153

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Club Ride Sunday 23 November

The ride will officially start from Burneside Church, but as usual there will be parking spaces for a few cars on our drive.
We will be doing a route around the bay, with 11s in Cartmel (approx. 20 miles) via either Cartmel Fell or Gummers How and then heading for Arnside via Grange.  Lunch will be in Arnside from where we will return via Silverdale, Holme, Sedgwick and Natland.   Tea and a toasted teacake on offer in Bowston at the finish.  The total mileage is approx 60 miles.
The forecast is looking good - hope to see you tomorrow.

Friday, 7 November 2014

Rides on Sunday 9th November

Claire's ride, starting at 9.30, goes in a loop to the Methodist Chapel at Port Carlisle for make your own drinks, donations in a box. Back to Dalston for soup, bread and cakes (BYO sandwich if you need one). Then a loop south, route to be agreed on by group. Tea for all(both rides) at Dalston at the end. Mike's ride round the northern fells should reach Mae's Tea rooms, Uldale, not long after 11.00 if you are thinking of joining there. Lunch rendezvous at Coffee Lounge in Keswick, but lots of other options of course. Return via Castlerigg stone circle, Threlkeld and Mungrisdale.

Monday, 3 November 2014

Boardman and helmet use

Read this article by Chris Boardman about helmets and hi vis requirements preventing people taking up cycling.

Club Run Wednesday 5th November

I  have made an error on the runs list for this Wednesdays ride.
The 11's location is at BOOTHS not Morrisons.
Look forward to seeing you on Wednesday.

Christmas Lunch - BOOK NOW

 A reminder : Already 20 places have gone! Get your bookings in.... (please)
Cheques to GC Anderson it just makes refunds and alterations easier.

This is usually a very pleasant not to say festive occasion and again this year it is being held at Mrs Millers - Culgaith
Walk scheduled for those that want to work up an appetite  -  see runs list
then Festive Lunch...
12.30pm - 13th December 
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Saturday, 1 November 2014

Calling all cyclists!

Don't miss the Gamblesby Art Group Exhibition on Saturday 8 November and Sunday 9 November from 11.00 am until 4.00 pm each day.  There will be CYCLE ARTWORK plus a wide variety of other work and greeting cards to look at or buy.  Entry is free.  There will also be FOOD in the shape of delicious HOME MADE SOUP AND CAKES.

This all takes place at Gamblesby Community Centre (at the far end ov the village if travelling from Melmerby).  See you there.

I will be unable to lead a ride there as I will be helping at the exhibition all weekend.