Thursday, 29 August 2019

Day on the water Friday 6 September

Just a reminder that the day we are offering an opportunity to try a kayak is just over a week away. So far only a few people have expressed an interest and a few others who are interested are away. If you are thinking of joining us, please let us know so that we can make sure we have a boat to fit you.
Alison and Nigel

Wednesday, 28 August 2019


I am going to Mrs Miller's at Culgaith for 11


I have just found out they are closed for family holidays until Saturday 7 September. I may go to Culagith instead.

Tuesday, 27 August 2019

Wed 28th Run

By heck, ain't the weather been fantastic! We hosted a walking group meet at ours over the weekend and had some gorgeous toddles and views on the Pennines.

But now it's ride  time and guess what - forecast seems to  guarantee we get nice and wet in substantially cooler weather! So for those of you who revel in such things, meet at ours in Ousby as per runs list. Dripping 11's at Bojangles Appleby then damply on to Orton. Nice touring pace so 2.5 bike grade I guess.

For those foolhardy enough - see you tomorrow....

Thursday, 22 August 2019

Rides this Sunday 25th

Rosie is down to lead a 2 bike ride from Beacon Edge cemetery, Penrith heading to Maulds Meaburn for late coffee/early lunch.  I will be at the start and will lead a longer and slightly quicker ride also to Maulds Meaburn if there is any demand for this. The forecast looks good so we hope to see lots of you out.

Monday, 19 August 2019

3 Bike Ride Wednesday 21st August

Ride as per the Runs List leaving Dalston New Car Park at 09:30. We will cross 8 bridges over the River Eden from the Carlisle Northern Bypass to Langwathby - total distance about 60 miles. 11s at Sally's cafe at Warwick Bridge, BYO lunch (or a snack) - if weather is good we'll have a picnic by the bridge at Lazonby, otherwise there's always the Pot Place at Plumpton.
Hope to see some of you on Wednesday.

Local Bike Shops

This LINK will take you to a thought provoking article from the Guardian about the demise of local bike shops.


Saturday, 17 August 2019

3 bike ride Sunday 18th

As per list - 32km to Maulds breakfast then heading towards Orton and Kirkby Stephen and back (101km) or if the weather forces us to moderate the ride it can be shortened to 80km ish. I'm hoping it will be showery rather than intense!

2 Bike Ride on Sunday 18th August

As Runs List: 9.30 start from Frenchfield then 14 miles to Maulds Meaburn Village Institute for coffee/breakfast. Then 5 miles up and over Orton Scar, short refuel at cafe if required. Then return via Shap and Askham. About 40 miles.

Friday, 16 August 2019

Langwathby VIllage Hall Pop Up Cafe 25th August

Sunday 25th Pop Up Cafe at Langwathby to help fund raise for a hall roof. Thought it already had one, but there you go!

11 am to 2 pm if it suits any riders individually or as a group.

A day on the water - Friday 6 September

Yes, yes - we know it's a cycling club, but...

A few people have expressed an interest in trying out our sea kayaks. We have been thinking about this and have decided the best idea would be to set aside a day when everyone can come and have a splash around. We propose to base ourselves at Glenridding Sailing Centre where people can try out open canoes and sit-on-tops as well as our kayaks and Lance and Charles have kindly agreed they will take people for a sail.
Sea kayaks can feel very tippy so we would probably start out 1:1 which means it may take a long time to get through everyone who wants a go, but there will be other things to do.

There will be a charge for the use of the sailing centre of at least £5 – details to be confirmed depending on how much of their equipment we use.
If you are over 5’ 6” or have feet over size 8 please give us warning as it will affect the kayak you can fit into.

Obviously this - as so many outdoor things - is entirely weather dependant and we will blog if conditions are unsuitable to go ahead.

Please let us know if you are interested – email or phone 01768 881066
Alison and Nigel

Tuesday, 13 August 2019

3 Bike Ride Wed 14th Aug

Hi All
Meet 9.30 at the square in Aspatria. That is at the junction of the A596/B5301, outside 'Local Link'. Free car park & toilets. BYO elevenses as the cafe in Bowness is closed on wednesdays.
Lets hope the rain keeps off

Saturday, 10 August 2019

2 bike ride Sunday 11th Aug

Hello All. The ride is going ahead as planned, but getting to Dufton for elevenses. We will then decide upon the route back depending on the weather and mood. 9.30 at Beacon Edge cemetery lay-by, Penrith.
Phil and Rosie

Thursday, 8 August 2019

MTB ride Friday to Ae CANCELLED

The weather is predicted heavy rain until 1300 followed by thundery showers. Its a long way to go to get wet and miserable so regetably I've cancelled it.

Tuesday, 6 August 2019

3 bike ride from Annan - Wednesday 7th August

Meet in the car park behind the Cafe Royal in Annan.   (Turn left at the 2nd set of traffic lights on the main street and follow directions to the car park).  

11's will be at Cafe 91in Lockerbie.   From there we go via the village of Ae to lunch at the Gracefield Arts Centre in Dumfries.   We return to Annan on the coast road through Glencaple and Powfoot.   The total distance will be about 58 miles.   The ride can be shortened if necessary.

The forecast is for showers throughout the day and the possibility of thunderstorms during the afternoon.  

Friday, 2 August 2019

3 Bike Ride Sunday 4th August

Come and join me for a ride from Raughton Head to Cockermouth following the Reiver's Route for late 11's/early lunch. Return by Whinlatter and along the minor roads of the A66 corridor stopping at Threlkeld for tea/cake. Total ride distance about 65 miles (this can be shortened a bit if raining). Come to house at 9 if you would like a coffee before we set off at 9:30. Call/text if you need directions to start (07921 297 045).


2 bike ride on Sunday 4th.

Rosie is going to lead an impromptu ride leaving Beacon Edge cemetery, Penrith at 10am,  to Maulds Meaburn for lunch. Liz is joining her, and others are most welcome. 10.10 at the Cross Keys.
Total distance 31 miles.