Friday, 23 March 2018

Rides on Sunday 25th

Myself and Rosie will be leading 2 rides from Shap village car park leaving at 9.30. Rosie will ride a loop which will lead to Orton Scar Cafe for lunch at 12ish. A hilly ride of about 28 miles. One stop so bring a snack. I will lead an extended loop which depending on the group may end up at Sedburgh for lunch, so around 60 miles. We are travelling independently so do not expect to return to Shap at the same time.

Monday, 19 March 2018

Ride ON Wednesday 21st March

Ride will start from Greystoke car park at 9:30. Route will be to Keswick along the A66 corridor for coffee after about 14 miles. Lunch at Caldbeck after a further 16 miles and then return to Greystoke for a total distance of about 50 miles. The weather forecast doesn't look bad as I write this so I hope to see some of you at the start.

Sunday, 18 March 2018

Exercise Your Musical Talents?

Skirwith village hall (next village to us in Ousby) has a monthly music session aimed at anyone who wants to play, sing, monologue, poetry etc - or just listen. Very informal and relaxed with usually less than a dozen there - perfect if the idea of 'performing' puts you off. Ruth & I support and enjoy it when we are around.

Next session is Monday March 26th at 7.30 pm, rescheduled from 19th due to lack of numbers.

Anyone interested let me know   / 01768 881894

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Sunday 18th March ride

Weather looking rather iffy.
Will probably have to cancel, but please phone me if you want to go out and we can decide if it's suitable in the morning.

Thursday, 15 March 2018

The Perils of Ignoring a Road Closed Sign

We've all ridden past road closed signs - particularly when they've been moved by previous "passers". The following pictures provide a small illustration of what Ludo & I encountered yesterday around the back of Thirlmere. Presumably the carnage occurred during the Beast form the East! There are numerous trees down over maybe a 4 or 5 miles stretch and quite a lot of collateral damage to walls & banking. Although clearance has started at the south end, I would envisage it will take several weeks to clear the road & repair walls etc.

1st Indication that we may have a problem

Monday, 12 March 2018

Club Ride Wednesday 14th March

Pace will be 'civilised' as I'm far from cycling fit!

Start our house Ousby 9.30 prompt, or meet Melmerby 9.45. Though most as usual will probably ride direct to 10.30's at Renwick church hall for coffee and biscuits.

Some of you who would otherwise ride to the alternative 11's may wish to join us at Renwick for a change of venue?

Remember the church hall finishes serving at 11 am, so aim to be there at 10.30.

Route is Eastern fellside, loop into Brampton for lunch, back via Weatherall viaduct, Armathwaite with a few undulations.

Weather forecast suggests unsettled - but no snow & ice to play on!

Books for sale - house clearance!

Date Title Author / Editor Description Price
? The Epicyclic Gear Large, folded, good condition £2
? The Tandem Club Envelope re-use stickers. As new. £2
1984 Bicycle Times Peter Lumley Slight damage. VGC for age. Articles on Raleigh Cycles, Trikes, YHA, etc. £3
1981 Handbook Slightly soiled covers and yellowed pages £4
2006 Cycle-Kit 44 pages in colour, VGC £4
1990 Mad Dogs and Cyclists Chris Rooney On two wheels through Northumbria. As new £4
1972 The Velocipede, its history and how to use it 'An Experienced Velocipedist' Facsimile of 1869 booklet. Good condition £4
1985 Fat Man on a Roman Road Tom Vernon Good condition £4
1974 England by Bicycle Frederick Alderson Good condition £5
2010 Bike Snob Eben Weiss As new £5
1971 Cycling: Land's End to John O'Groats Alan J. Ray First edition. Jacket damaged, book good condition £5
1978 The Penguin Book of the Bicycle Roderick Watson  and Martin Gray Good condition £5
1985 Cycle Clips - A history of cycling in the north east Various As new £5
1975 Cycle Racing: Training to Win Les Woodland First edition. Almost perfect £5
2004 A Significant Other Matt Rendell As new £5
1975 Richard's Bicycle Book Richard Ballantine Good, but slight yellowing £5
1972 Bicycling, A History Frederick Alderson Cover faded, pages in good condition £6
1980 Cycling in Posters Jan Michael Practically perfect £6
2012 Unsurpassed Godfrey Barlow As new £8
2007 The Cyclist's Companion George Theohari / Foreword by Jon Snow As new apart from slight marks on jacket £8
1938 CTC Route Book No. 5 The English Lakes Cover worn, pages in good condition £10
1935 Cycling Manual Binding come loose, otherwise good. Date estimated £10
1954 Cycling Book of Maintenance H. H. England VGC. £10
1964 Know the Game Cycling Cyclists' Touring Club VGC £10
1967 Cycling Manual R. John Way First Edition. Cover worn, pages perfect £10
1974 My Nineteenth Tour de France J. B. Wadley Cover worn, pages in good condition £10
1990 Das Fahrrad Karl-Heinz Raach Date estimated. Sumptuous photographic art book. As new. £10
1981 Fat Man on a Bicycle Tom Vernon Good condition £10
1911 The Open Road, for motoring, cycling and walking Pages reasonable, covers have come away and have some damage and discolouration. Date estimated. £10
1927 CTC Touring Route Cyclists' Touring Club Typed / Duplicated route descriptions (3 separate booklets). A bit tatty. CTC opened Craven Hill Office in 1927, these may be later. £12
1956 Round the Island H. W. Freeman Cycle tour in Sardinia. Perfect except for some damage to back of jacket £15
1975 King of the Road, an illustrated history of cycling Andrew Ritchie First Edition. Slight discolouration, VGC for age. £15
1977 Winged Wheel William Oakley VGC. First Edition £15
1980 Wheels of Choice, cycle touring photographs Tim Hughes Almost perfect £15
1900 Philips' Cyclists' Map Northumberland Map in good condition, cover well worn. Date estimated. £20
1934 Land's End to John O' Groats W. B. Dawson Tour description. VGC. £20
1938 CTC Route Book No. 8 The Wye Valley and Welsh Borderland Almost perfect £20
1950 Let's Go Cycling Reginald C. Shaw First edition. Jacket damaged, book VGC £20
1960 Cycling Manual 24th Edition H. H. England Jacket slight damage, book almost perfect £20
1967 An 80 page picture tribute Britain's greatest ever road cycling champion TOM SIMPSON Roger St Pierre with Alan Gayfer, Ken Evans, J.B. Wadley, etc. Rare. Black and white 77 pages,  colour covers. Slightly yellowed pages and slight damage to cover. VGC considering its age. £20
1970 Mick Gambling … on Cycling Mick Gambling / Martin Ayres A humorous look at the sport. Illustrations by Johnny Helms. Good condition. Date estimated £20
1972 Old Roads and New J. B. Wadley VGC. Signed by author. £20
1929 A Thread of English Road Charles S. Brooks Cover discoloured, slightly loose. £20
1963 Laughter on Two Wheels Rex Coley VGC. First Edition £30
1979 The Art of Frank Patterson Jim and Janet Willis First edition. Jacket damaged, book perfect £60
1979 The Frank Patterson Picture Book Jim and Janet Willis First edition. Jacket slight damage, book perfect £75