Happy New Year and first the good news:
Ride still starts from our house (contact me if you need directions) with pre-ride cake & tea / coffee as advertised. Arrive anytime from 9.45 and we'll get away at 10.30.
Or meet en route in Melmerby 10.40 / 10.45.
Route meanders 20 miles via Renwick along fellside to Talkin Tarn for lunch about 12.30. Then presumably back ...
....which brings us to the bad news (for you, not me)
As we've had an invite to afternoon tea at the Sharrow Bay to celebrate a 100th birthday, this has far more appeal than a possibly cold, wet, icy and windy bike ride consuming stale windswept butties at Talkin. So I will lead the ride till 11.30 then turn back to shower my probably smelly bits prior to pootling over to Sharrow Bay. Pete Moore will hopefully lead the ride when I bale out, though seems he fell off a chair/wardrobe or similar a couple of days back whilst practicing something which shouldn't be voiced on an open blog - and has a slight dent in his anatomy. So may need another volunteer on the day.