Thursday, 31 October 2019

Ride Attendance Records - Data entry by Leaders

As discussed at the AGM; to make it easier gather Attendance data, a short form version of the Runs List has been placed on the website in Google Drive.
  This sheet will be available after publication of any new quarter's Runs List.
   This Link Open Sheet   should open the sheet for the newly published 4 th Quarter of 2019 ( Nov, Dec 2019 and Jan 2020 ) and open subsequent quarters sheets as the year proceeds.
    Geoff and I have placed a sample of the format for recording the Number of Riders and names in two designated blank columns in the sheet. 
    We made entries for 31 st Oct for the 3 bike and 1 bike ( Self Led ) rides. 
    Riders names in abbreviated form must be unique & easily identifyable e.g. Ian B, Ian L, Rachel, Alison Bill H. Bill O Etc.
    It is requested that leaders & those nominated on Self Led rides enter attendances in the Google Drive sheet.
    During the course of a year members can see : -

a) No. of rides offered
b) Ride attendance No.'s
c) Individual attendance figures
c) Popularity of certain rides
d) No. of active leaders and how many rides they led

If the link above causes problems the sheet can be accessed ( laboriously ) as follows : -

1. Enter EV website
2. Select Runs List
3. Open the current quarter's list ( 2nd page overview )
4. In the footnotes click on the 2nd line entry ( in blue italics )

Please enter attendances starting on Nov 3 rd 2019.



Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Christmas Lunch Saturday 7th December 12:30

Our Christmas Lunch this year will be on Saturday 7th December at 12:30 at Four and Twenty in Penrith (42 King Street).
If you intend coming, then please FILL IN THE FORM and pay by direct online transfer (preferred)  to:
Account name - Eden Valley Cycling UK
Sort Code - 16-52-21
Account No - 53608033
Please use your name as reference.
(or send me the appropriate money made out to "Eden Valley Cycling UK"

Drinks & tips will as usual be separate on the day. Deadline Monday 2nd September so get on with it now!


Ride Wednesday 30th October from Melmerby

As published starting 0930 from *Melmerby Green going over Hartside to Hallbankgate and then various routes possible back to Melmerby depending on how we feel. Looks to be a fine day but quite chilly. We stop in Hallbankgate Hub cafe for refreshments.
Hope to see you tomorrow!
*GR NY 614374

Friday, 25 October 2019

2 Bike Ride Sunday 27th Oct

9.30am Dalston new car park (NB clocks go back) Via Beaumont and Burgh by Sands to Watchtree Nature Reserve at 16 miles. There is a Hallowe'en treasure hunt but most children will be outdoors. The RSPB at Campsfield can not be guaranteed to be open as it is staffed by volunteers so lunch will be at The King's Arms at Bowness which has a 'Small Menu' of soup, sandwiches and such-like. Those with BYO can go to the shelter at the end of the wall. The total distance is around 45 miles; those going 'around the island' via Anthorn will do a bit more. The wind is forecast WNW max 14mph and max gusts of 24mph but there should be sunshine.
Ian B

Sunday 27th October - 3 bike ride

The ride will start from Keswick and not Greystoke.   I realised my mistake only after the rides list had been published.  Too late to alter it.
The route will include only one stop.   The ride will start from behind the swimming baths at 9.30am
The route will be Newlands Pass, then over Honister to Portinscale for lunch.   Then Whinlatter and back over Newlands and return to Keswick   The distance will be about 40 miles.
At the moment, the forecast is looking good.  Remember the clocks go back so you will have an extra hour in bed!   Hope to see some of you at the start.

Wednesday, 23 October 2019

MTB ride Friday 25th Cancelled

Sorry folks. I can't lead the mountain bike ride on Friday, and Anne can't either as she is incapacitated.

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

AGM Agenda 2019 and 2018 AGM Minutes

These files are available to download:

2018 Minutes

2019 Agenda

remember the password will be  .....2018_4 and .....2019_4

Incidentally please never quote the complete password on the blog!!

Morland cafe closed tomorrow so change of plan

Mill Yard cafe is shut tomorrow, according to their website, so Rosie and myself will be going to Larch Cottage Nurseries instead for 11,ses. Perhaps those going on the coffee stop ride would also like to meet us there?

2 Bike ride Wed 23rd

Rosie and myself will be leading a 2 bike ride from Beacon Edge Cemetery, Penrith, leaving at 9.30 and doing a loop to Morland cafe via Culgaith and Temple Sowerby for coffee. We then intend to go for lunch at Pooley Bridge.
Hope to see lots of you out.

Monday, 21 October 2019

Club Ride Wednesday 23 October - Burton in Kendal

Wednesday's ride will start from Tarn Lane, B in K at 0930. The route will take us through Halton Park and on to Quernmore before arriving at the Garden Centre in Scorton for coffee. From here we will head for Garstang and Cockerham with lunch at Cafe de Lune, Conder Green. The home leg will take us to Lancaster, where we will pick up the cycle track and complete a route of approx. 60 miles.
The forecast is looking good, so hope to see some of you on Wednesday.
Keith G

Friday, 18 October 2019

2 Bike Ride Sun 20 th Oct

Hoping to do the ride on Sunday as planned.
   Appleby for 11's, via Morland, Kings Meaburn and Colby to Bo Jangles Cafe.
Then on to Orton for Lunch, via Great Asby and Sunbiggin.
   After Lunch up Orton Scar back through Maulds Meaburn.
Distance about 36 miles.
   If weather is really bad in Afternoon we can cut out the Orton leg

Bill H

Thursday, 17 October 2019


Please keep Saturday 7th December free for Christmas Lunch at Mrs Millers. Further details will be issued in due course once the menu has been finalised.


Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Please complete the attached form for the AGM lunch, 12.30pm Saturday 26 October 2019

The Bring-and-Share Lunch at 12.30 is always a good get together

To plan catering please indicate before Thursday 24th on the link below if you are attending lunch.  If you cannot bring food there ought to be plenty to share, but we ask that you pay £5. In either case please complete the form

The Hall will be open from about 11.45.  Please can we have a few helpers to lay tables If food needs heating please ensure you are there early.

There will be a short ride in the morning - see the Blog.  The AGM starts at 2.00pm.

"Giving something back":  please think about giving a small amount of time to the basic functioning of the club. In particular, we are looking for someone to fill the Promotions Officer role.  This is not a solo effort:  it is to coordinate club members to increase membership. Also, the rides only happen with Ride Leaders:  please volunteer to be a Ride Leader.

See you at the AGM.  Thanks, Rob

AGM Agenda: Langwathby Village Hall, 2.00pm, Saturday 26th October 2019

Dear All,

The agenda for the AGM is as follows:

1.       Chair’s welcome
2.       Apologies for absence
3.       Dick Phillips
4.       Minutes of 27th October 2018 AGM;
5.       Matters arising
6.       Chair’s report
7.       Secretary’s report
8.       Treasurer’s report
9.       Runs Co-ordinator’s report
10.   Runs Registration and Data Officer’s report
11.   Campaigns Officer’s report
12.   Webmaster’s report
13.   EVCC weeks away, 2020 and 2021
14.   Christmas lunch 2019
15.   Challenge Ride 2020
16.    “Giving something back”
a.       Ride Leaders and the Runs List
b.      Promoting the Club and the Promotion Officers’ role specification
17.   Elections:
a.       Chairman and Welfare Officer
b.      Secretary and Registrations Officer
c.       Runs Coordinator
d.      Runs Registration and Data Officer
e.       Treasurer                          
f.        Promotions Officer                                      
g.       Campaigns Officer                        
h.      Two other members
19.   Any other Business at the Chairman’s discretion
20.   Date and venue of next years’ meeting

Please bring your CTC membership card or number as you will need to enter your membership number on the attendance list.

After the close of business there will be an opportunity for notices and announcements (which will not be minuted)

There will be a short meeting of the new committee after the AGM to agree committee meeting dates for the next 12 months.

A list will be posted shortly to add details of contributions to the bring-and-share lunch.

There will also be a separate post for a morning ride prior to the AGM.



Monday, 14 October 2019

3 Bike Ride Wednesday 16th October

Ride starts from Glendale Cotehill, 11s at Melmerby and Lunch stop changed from Mungrisedale  to Pooley Bridge. Total distance approx 55 miles.
Please park cars on the drive not the verge. Should be a good day out.

Sunday, 13 October 2019

Eden Valley Cycling UK: Notes

Eden Valley Cycling UK: Notes: You can send information for the blog by being a user with a link to the blog or by sending the information to someone who has access to the..


Saturday, 12 October 2019

Eden Valley Cycling UK: Sunday 13th October's ride

Eden Valley Cycling UK: Sunday 13th October's ride: Due to a lower back injury I will not be leading Sunday's ride but Martin is stepping into the breach. The ride will be the same and at...

3 bike ride Sunday 13th October - CANCELLED

Because of the weather conditions (heavy rain until early afternoon) I have decided to cancel the ride as a club run.    I will probably do part of the route on my own but it will not be a club event.  Anyone wanting to join me is welcome but you do so at your own risk.  
Call me on 07709710301 if you want to come out to play in the rain!

Tuesday, 8 October 2019

2 bike ride on Wednesday 9 October

Hi everyone

Hope you can join my ride leaving Dalston new car park at 9.30 heading to Wigton for coffee at the best cafe ever (they do gluten free). - The Monkey Tree (down a wee side lane (Westmorlands Lane) but usually has a sign up on the pavement) at around 10.30 ish, (they are expecting us should you make your own way there). Then a wonderful jaunt through back roads to Blencogo, West Newton, Allonby ending up along the coast at the Dune cafe just passed Mawbray for lunch.  Return will be via Abbeytown, Lessonhall and back to Dalston early afternoon.  

Look forward to seeing you.


Monday, 7 October 2019

Roadside machine in Holland

It vacuums up as it goes along! No thorns on Dutch roads.
From Dallas

Saturday, 5 October 2019

Ride from Kendal, Sunday 6th September

Meeting on Morrison's car park, the left hand side, furthest north and nearest to the Shap road. Will be on the bike. Weather forecast for Kendal is not good in the morning but better in the Lakes. The ride can be shortened so as to chase the sun.

Clive B.

Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Wednesday 2nd October additional ride

Tour of northern fells starting at Dalston new car park 9.30am,  11's Uldale,  Lunch Keswick
All welcome. Good forecast.