Wednesday's ride will start from the quarry car park in Grasmere at 0930. The plan is to more or less follow the first half of the Fred Whitton route, but to avoid busier main roads where possible.
From Grasmere we will go over Kirkstone via Holbeck Lane and head for Threlkeld for 11s. From here we will go through Keswick and head for Borrowdale and Honister Pass. From Buttermere we will go over Newlands Pass and head for Portinscale for lunch. The final leg will take us through Keswick, round the back of Thirlmere and back to Grasmere. The outlined refreshment stops can be changed and negotiated on the day depending on group needs.
This will be a demanding ride with over 8000 ft of ascent and the distance will be approx. 75 miles, but the pace will be steady. The forecast is good and the scenery is stunning, so I hope to see some of you on Wednesday.