Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Club ride 29 June - change of plans

Looking at the forecast for tomorrow(Wednesday) in both Kirkby Stephen and Stanhope the weather looks pretty dire from 11am onwards so I am making the following change and a subsidiary offer! The route was to be long and quite hilly and the prospect of spending 6hr in heavy rain does not appeal.  SO
Plan for Wednesday 29th is to meet in Kirkby Stephen at 0900 and ride up Tan Hill and down to Keld and back over to Nateby - a shortish ride to beat the weather. I am assuming that those who are thinking about turning out will look at the blog! THEN
On Tuesday next 5th July when the weather is looking rather better I propose running the route planned for Wednesday ie Brough Middleton Stanhope Blanchland and back! Starting at Brough at 0930

Sorry to make this change but we aim to please most of the people most of the time so.......

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Sunday Ride 26 June

A few of us are meeting in Clapham (by the bridge) for a 0930 start on Sunday. Our route will take us to Stainforth  and over Halton Gill to Grassington. From here we will return via Gargrave, Hellifield, Rathmell and Eldroth. Total distance will be 55-65 miles depending on whether we take in Kettlewell or not. It will be a hilly ride, particularly from Stainforth  towards Halton Gill.
If you wish to join us you are welcome. However, please feel free to offer an alternative ride closer to home.
Keith G.

Monday, 20 June 2016

Club Ride Wednesday 22 June

Wednesday's ride will start from the quarry car park in Grasmere at 0930. The route will take us over Wrynose Pass via Elterwater and Little Langdale. 11's will be in The Newfield Inn, Seathwaite.
From Seathwaite we will continue down the Duddon Valley and head for Torver, where lunch will be in The Wilson Arms. The return leg will be via the east side of Coniston Lake for a total distance of 56 miles.
This is a very hilly ride with long climbs of up to 25% gradient and equally steep descents. However, the descent from the top of Wrynose through Cockley Beck and down the Duddon Valley is arguably one of the best in the UK.
I hope to see you on Wednesday.
Keith G.

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Photos from TriVets on website

Rushed job but a selection of photos are on the web here
If you want a larger version than is posted (to get download right click>viewimage>save image) then let me know and  I'll hunt one out for you!

TriVet Thanks! from a rider

from one of the participants..


I'd just like to thank you and the rest of your club members for an excellent day yesterday.  The worries of navigating a route and finding a suitable cafe stop were taken away from us and we could simply enjoy the spectacular scenery.  Everything about the day was first class; the organisation, the welcome we received, the food and of course the ride.  The ladies at the cafe stops were there as soon as we had finished a drink to top up our cups and the baking and puddings were delicious.

Please pass on my thanks to everyone involved in making the ride such a memorable one.  

I hope to get along to one of the Eden Valley rides in the near future.



Trivets - well done folks!

Congratulations to all who participated in yesterday's event - the riders, the marshalls and all those who had something to do with the organisation, including Claire and the team of caterers. Milburn was a lovely village hall for 11s, Newton Rigg did us proud, both with the lunch and by allowing us to host the event from their café, and I can't speak about Dalston as I wasn't there but I am told the crumbles were delicious. We were blessed by perfect weather conditions - not too hot, not too cold and (thankfully) neither wet nor windy - and everyone seemed to finish the day with a smile on their faces.
A special thank you to Geoff who has done the most extraordinary job of pulling the rest of us together to put us in the right place at the right time.
Well done to all,

Monday, 13 June 2016

Audax 26th June message from Mike Hutchinson Lancaster CTC

Hello Audax riders,
I am sending you this e-mail message as riders who have previously ridden one or more of the Lancaster CTC Audax events.  It comes to  you as blind copy avoiding publicising your e-mail details.
Since the demise of the Northern Dales Audax in September the Bowland Forest event is our only Audax promotion.  I can promise that the course is quite a challenging one with some 1,800 metres of climbing in its meagre 106kms.
Event entry forms and further details are available from me and entry forms may also be found on the AUK website  The start and finish is at the Bull Beck Car Park near Caton, just 3 miles from Lancaster on the Kirkby Lonsdale road.
Best  wishes,
Mike Hutchinson
Secretary: CTC Lancaster & South Lakes
P.S.  Basic route:  Halton.Aughton, Loyn B ridge, Wray, Slaidburn via Cross o'Greet & Lamb Fell, Waddington via Grindleton Fell, Higher Hodder Bridge, Chipping, Oakenclough, Harrison Fell & back to Caton.
 Some may be interested in supporting Mike?

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Sunday 12th June - club run

Lunch will be at Booths, Penrith and not at Newton Rigg as shown on the runs list..  

From Dalston the route will be via E. Curthwaite, Reathwaite to 11's at Caldbeck.   Then Hesket New Market, Haltcliffe, and Johnby to lunch at Booths.   In the afternoon the ride will go through Gt Salkeld, Kirkoswald, High Bankhill, Armathwaite, High Hesket and Southwaite.   Total distance is approx 63 miles.

Hope to see some of you at the start.

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Another event which may be of interest

Each year, we organise a charity cycling event and this year it will take place in the Lake District on Sunday 28th August. 

There are two road distances to choose from as well as a mountain biking route. There is a support crew for road riders throughout the routes with water, drinks, snacks etc. available regularly. Cyclists are meeting at The Inn on the Square in Keswick prior to the ride and the celebration meal will also take place here - luxury burgers and a well earned drink on the Sunday evening!

Entry is £42.99 which includes a cycling top, water bottle, goodie bag, gels and refreshments, snacks and the evening meal with a drink.

Further details can be found here -  http://cycling-for-sight.eventbrite.co.uk

The event is sponsored by several companies, which means that all proceeds go to Vision Aid Overseas and Optometry Giving Sight, which are fantastic charities. You can read more about them here - http://www.visionaidoverseas.organd http://www.givingsight.org

Please could you forward this e-mail to members of your club that may be interested in joining us? I have personally been involved in the event for the last three years and I can honestly say it is a fantastic day and the feedback we receive is always positive with riders returning year on year. 

Registration needs to be made no later than Friday 24th June.

Two rides on Wednesday 8th June

You may remember from David H's 9th April post on our blog that he is raising money for Hospice at Home. Our two rides will provide lunch in Dalston in aid of this appeal. Soup and bread, tray bakes and teas and coffee will be on offer.
Both rides start at Greystoke and Claire's ride will be less than 40 miles with elevenses at Hesket Newmarket and Mike's ride will be 50+ with elevenses at Mungrisdale (not Caldbeck as advertised).
Hope to see you out.

Friday, 3 June 2016

Ride Sunday 5 th June

The route will be as described below : -

1. Start – Melmerby ( The Green ) at 09:30

Melmerby to Brough = 25 miles via : -
Melmerby – Ousby – Skirwith – Culgaith – Temple Sowerby – Bolton – Colby – Burrells – Lt Musgrave – Gt Musgrave - Brough

2. Elevenses – Brough

Elevenses at Village Store ( Or Choffs café – maybe open on some Sundays  in Summer )
Brough – Middleton in Teesdale = 14 miles

3. Lunch – Middleton in Teesdale

Middleton to Alston = 22 miles via : -
Newbiggin – Forest in Teesdale – Langdon Beck

4. Tea – Alston ( if not too late )

Alston to Melmerby = 11 miles via Hartside

The overall distance is about 72 miles.  Lets hope the weather is set fair for a good day's ride !.