Friday, 27 September 2019

Arrangements for rides on Sunday 29th September

Main ride as advertised: Leave Greystoke at 9.30 and head towards Dalston via Hesket Newmarket and a few 2 bike ride hills. No coffee stop as we are heading for soup and rolls followed by crumble and custard at 23, The Green. Proceeds towards Macmillan. About 26 miles before lunch and then a flatter, shorter ride of about 17 miles after lunch.
Alternative ride: Alison Smith has been in touch with me to say she hopes I have a lot of riders. However, she would prefer a shorter ride and instead proposes to cycle from Plumpton direct to Dalston - about 13 miles each way. If anyone wants to join her, she will be leaving the Pot Place lane end at 10.30 to lead a 'one-bike' ride. Obviously we can't park at the Pot Place on a Sunday but there should be parking available along the road for anyone arriving by car.

All welcome, however you reach Dalston. Anytime around 12. Doesn't have to be on a bike!

Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Wednesday 25th September - new arrangement

Tomorrow I will be riding from (Glendale) Cotehill  to Morland for 11's
- circular route.  9.30 start.  Anybody wishing to join me is welcome, 
pace probably more 2 Bike than 3.


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Sunday, 22 September 2019

3 Bike Ride Wed 25th

I will be unable to take the ride on Wednesday so will have to cancel.

          Peter A


Thursday, 19 September 2019

Grand Day out!

Seems a shame but the weather in Culgaith is looking v stormy and there is a yellow warning from the met office in force. I shall officially cancel the ride but will go to Kirkby S to see if anyone has missed this and / or the weather is worth a short outing!
Geoff 0800 22/9 

For those that are up for it the ride on Sunday starts in Kirkby Stephen and although the distance is not epic (about 90 km) the 1819m of climbing should be quite challenging. The weather forecast is a bit iffy at present but only light rain in the afternoon is forecast and it will probably clear. If it looks worse I will of course change the route. (click for link)
We will aim to have coffee in Reeth/Grinton the cafe in the Dales Centre and then lunch maybe in Askrigg but bring food with you. Take heart in that whatever goes up comes down and although there is a lot of climbing there is also a lot of descending!
Hope to see you Kirkby Stephen Cloisters(GR NY775087) at 0930 Sunday

Oh ... here's the profile!

Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Lunch for Alzheimers

A big THANK YOU from Rosie and myself to those who joined us for lunch today, and contributed towards the £170 raised for the Alzheimers Society. It was a lovely sociable occasion.
Rosie and Phil

Monday, 16 September 2019

Rides on Wed 18th

Wednesdays rides will be from Greystoke village car park at 9.30. Rosie and myself will each lead a ride with the aim of arriving at our house between 11.30 and 12 for a light lunch of sandwiches and pudding, in support of the Alzheimers Society. Hope to see lots of you either at the start, or at 15 Croft Terrace, Penrith, CA11 7RR. Tel 01768868642.
Rosie and Phil.

Rheged cinema Saturday 21 September at 4 pm 'Time Trial'

I thoroughly recommend this film which follows David Millar's attempt to regain his position at the forefront of cycle-racing. You feel all the highs and lows - literally - going downhill fast, struggling uphill, trying to get wet gloves on in the rain...
Price £8 (£6.50 concessions) 2 hours 2 mins - well worth attending.

Mass Bike Ride 20th September

from Dallas....

Saturday, 14 September 2019

Sunday's 3- bike ride/Challenge Ride 100 km

Sunday's 3-bike ride/Challenge Ride 100km will commence a Mungrisdale Village Hall at 9.30 am.  The 100 km route, with about 1000m of  ascent, will follow an anti-clockwise route round the northern and north-west fells.  Two stops are proposed at about 11 am and 1pm. However, please bring drink and food.  The ride will operate as a standard club ride. I look forward to seeing you on Sunday.

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Mountain Biking Friday 13th

I am planning a straightforward ride over the Fells near Orton this will be suitable for anyone who has any sort of mountain or gravel bike. So do come - it will be easy paced and a great intro to off road riding. We may stop in Crosby Ravensworth if the pub is open. But bring drink and some food in case it is not. Otherwise there is Orton Scar Cafe when we get back. The route can be extended by agreement! if the weather is good and people so wish (many additions possible) but planned route is as map (click to enlarge).
We meet in Orton 0930 but please let me know if you intend coming so that we know who to expect.
The route is mainly on grassy bridleways but there is a good descent on a track down into Crosby and another rather more stony descent off the Scar back into Orton

Monday, 9 September 2019

Club AGM - Saturday 26 October 2019

The Club AGM will be held on Saturday 26 October 2019 at Langwathby Village Hall.  Further details on time and agenda will be published. Catering will be "bring and share".

3 Bike Ride on Wednesday 11th September

The ride starts at 9.30 from Shepherd Bridge, Coniston. Grid ref (SD305978).

Sunday, 8 September 2019

Kiddycranks or crank shorteners for a tandem?

Hi folks, my son has acquired a tandem and wishes to convert it to suit his son and is looking to purchase or borrow some kiddi-cranks or crank shorteners to convert the tandem for his 4 year old.  If you have either lurking in your garage and they are not being used at the moment please will you email me and let me know.  Many thanks and hope to see you all again soon.

Saturday, 7 September 2019

Sunday 8 September - A Day Without Rain

Meet 09.30 at Keswick Swimming Pool for what should be a sunny ride over the nearby passes.  I am planning to cross Whinlatter for a coffee stop in Buttermere then over Honister and on to Portinscale for lunch.  The afternoon loop will be over Newlands and a return the other way over Whinlatter.  I am happy to make adjustments to the route to suit everyone.  It will be a steady pace and we will pause to re group as necessary. 

Thursday, 5 September 2019

A day on the water - Friday 6 September

I am really sorry to say that we have decided to cancel this. Forecast winds of force 4 gusting 6 could turn this from an adventure into an epic - and that's not what we want. Thank you to those who have expressed interest and we will try to offer an opportunity another time.
Best wishes
Alison and Nigel

Tuesday, 3 September 2019

3 bike ride from Dalston - Wed 4th Sept

As per the runs list the ride will depart 9.30am from the New car park in Dalston.  The route will include Westward, Catlands and Fellside to Caldbeck for late 11's / early lunch, followed by a meandering somewhat contrived route to lunch/ afternoon tea at Upfront Gallery (mainly to get some miles in but also to include roads we have not ridden for a long time).   In the afternoon we will take a slightly more logical route back to Dalston.  Total distance is 52 miles.

The forecast is light showers with sunny intervals.   I hope to see some of you at the start.

Sunday, 1 September 2019

Off-road route linking England and Scotland

A new 800-mile mainly off-road cycle route between England and the north coast of Scotland has been launched. The Great North Trail links the Peak District to Scotland's most northerly mainland points for the first time.    Details can be found at