Friday, 19 October 2018

Helmet Recall

Pam R sent me this note - to clarify, if you have one of these helmets Arragons will help identify if it is one of the suspect helmets.
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Further post to follow re AGM.......

Sunday 21 October from Dalston

The ride will be as advertised.  Out via Wetheral to Brampton covering 19 miles before coffee stop at Mr Brown's on the main street.  South to Penrith via Castle Carrock, Croglin and Lazonby to Booth's in Penrith for lunch after a further 22 miles.  Less hilly in the afternoon back to Dalston.  Total distance is around 60 miles.  Looks like it might be a good idea to bring a raincoat.
John Patrick

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Ride Wed 17th October

Yes - I’m back! And I hope to see some of you at Stonyholme car park in Carlisle tomorrow for a lovely autumn ride to Newcastleton. Steady pace (I’ve left my carbon in Corsica so have the choice of my Brompton or the Dave Yates - mmmm....difficult choice 😉 ) and bring your own  elevenses to eat at Bewcastle Church. Hilly in the morning, less hilly pm but undulating.
According to Bike Hike the route should be about 57 miles, but it might turn out to be less.
Looking forward to seeing you.

Saturday, 13 October 2018

Sunday 14 th October - Ride from Cross keys Carleton

Since Clive is indisposed due to a heavy cold; I intend to go to the Cross Keys for 09:30 to discuss ride options with anyone else who turns up there.
    Since the Self Led ride meet is at Granny Dowbekins, it would make sense to join those who have ridden there. 
   Depending on weather conditions a lunch venue could be decided upon whilst at Pooley Bridge.
    I hope to see some of you tomorrow.


Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Rides on Wed 10th Oct

Great forecast. Rosie is leading a 2 bike ride to Morland cafe via Langwathby, Culgaith and Kirkby Thore for an early lunch at 11.30 ish. I am leading a 3 bike ride doing a loop to Talkin Tarn for Coffee, then Alston for lunch. Then back to Penrith via Hartside. The A686 is now open. Both rides leave the lay-by at Beacon Cemetery, Penrith at 9.30. See you at the start, or the stops.

Saturday, 6 October 2018

Sunday 7 th October ( Annan ride ) - Erratum

This is a follow up to my blog of 5 th October to correct an error in the stage mileages. The ditances should read : -

Start to 11's = 14 miles
11's to Lunch = 23 miles  ( not 13 as shown originally )

Lunch to Finish = 25 miles

Total distance = 62 miles as stated originally.

Don't be concerned about the lumpy looking route profile it is highly exaggerated with a vertical exaggeration of 1:160.

I hope the weather is set to be good tomorrow !


Friday, 5 October 2018

Sunday 7 th October - Anan ride

The ride will be as published : -
Annan Town Square ( near Town Hall, Police Station and War Memorial - plenty of parking ) - departing at  09:30 to Elevenses via Dalton to Lockerbie
Stage distance 14 miles

At Lockerbie moving on via Applegarth Town, Millhouse Bridge, Templand, Parkgate and Ae to Dumfries
Stage distance 13 miles

At Dumfries moving on via Kingholm Quay, Glencaple, Caerlaverock Castle, Bankend, Ruthwell, Preistside, Powfoot and Newbie to Annan.
Stage distance 25 miles

Total distance 62 miles.  Although ride is a fair distance with it's Grade 2 category the pace will be moderate.

In the event of extremely wet or exceptionally windy weather, there is not much scope to shorten the route to Dumfries ( except on unpleasant main roads ). After 11’s a shorter return to Annan could be taken by travelling east , SE and then SW back to Annan.

I hope to see some of you at the start and that we are able to do the full ride.


Thursday, 4 October 2018

Alternative coffee stop, Sunday 7th October

You may have noticed that the Runs List says this is to be announced. So the announcement is: Maulds Meaburn as they are doing another of their popular big breakfasts.

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Monday, 1 October 2018

Wednesday 3 October - two bike ride

My thanks to Bill who has kindly agreed to lead this ride as family commitments prevent me coming out on Wednesdays now. He won't be doing the shortest route, or the longest ride either, but please come along for a 2 -bike ride along our country lanes. Meeting 9.30 at Cross Keys Carleton as advertised with coffee at the Pot Place and lunch at UpFront.