Thursday, 3 January 2019

John R’s rearranged Mtb Ride on Friday 4th 10am Helton

* Note the Grid Ref is for the NYsheet
As promised I am posting final arrangements for Friday’s mtb ride. The weather looks to be very much like Phil B’s ride from Askham before Christmas; Cold, light winds  with sunny intervals. 

I propose to start at 10 00 from the Open fell outside Helton Village. NY 499 217*.  Follow the road out of the village, up the hill to the wall corner. There is off road parking at the brow of the hill. I plan to go to the Cockpit, thence to Howtown via  the Bridleway and up to Martindale via another bridleway. We will return to Pooley Bridge for a morning coffee at Granny Dowbekins before crossing Askham Moor and returning to Lowther via Whale Moor. Please bring something to eat and wear warm clothing as it is likely to be bracing on the ride.

At present I am without a car, as a kamikaze pheasant smashed the from headlight of my Mazda. The garage have promised ne that it should be ready by tomorrow afternoon. In the event of me not having a car to transport my mtb (the courtesy car I have wouldn’t fit a child’s bike in it!!) is there anyone int he Carlisle area who could give me a lift?

I would be quite happy to cycle to a convenient place. Hope to see lots of you, the views over Ullswater are splendid

1 comment:

  1. Hi John,
    Just got back from Newcastle and found your blog. I had been hoping to attend the ride and would have been able to offer transport for you and your bike. But my wife, Clare, is suffering with a heavy cold and Friday is shopping day in Carlisle for the weekend food! As I am busy elsewhere on Saturday, I need to miss the ride and attend to domestic duties. Regards, Austin

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