Tuesday, 29 March 2016
A polite reminder that this is a touring pace ride.
Tuesday, 22 March 2016
Monday, 21 March 2016
After lunch in Hawkshead, the return leg will be via Ambleside and Holbeck Lane and the total distance will be 56 miles over hilly terrain with some climbs of 25% gradient.
As usual there will be parking for a few cars on our drive in Bowston, but as the road between The A6 and Burneside is closed due to bridge damage you will need to carry on as if going into Kendal and at the first roundabout at the County Hotel and Kendal Railway Station take the right exit for Windermere and get in the right hand lane, turning right at Evans Cycles. From here take the first right signposted Burneside.
Post ride refreshments will be available at Bowston.
Hope to see you Wednesday.
Tuesday, 15 March 2016
Route is hillier in the morning up to coffee at Maes Ulldale then easier and likely to be around 70mi(117km) but possible to modify depending on how we feel.
Likely to be quite cold if the cloud does not lift (around 7°C)
Hoping to see you there!
Oh I forgot ...don't forget your spades
Saturday, 12 March 2016
Langwathby to Brampton for 11’s then backtrack to Castle Carrock for the ride to Wetheral via the railway viaduct for lunch. I am unsure about the availability of cafes in Wetheral so best to take some spare food unless someone knows a cafe that will be open. Then it’s across the M6 at J42, not quite to Dalston, and return via CJ County and Plumpton to Langwathby. See you there!
Friday, 11 March 2016
It is not unusual for there to be diesel here, so please be careful.
Incidentally, I was going to have my hair cut; instead I had a close shave.
Regards to all.
Monday, 7 March 2016
Friday, 4 March 2016
Claire's Ride Straight to Cups and Saucers without an elevenses stop. Bring a flask if you want. Tea and cakes at Dalston at finish. Under 40 miles.
Tuesday, 1 March 2016
1. Start to 11's
Greystoke to Caldbeck via Johnby, Thanet Well, Millhouse and Hesket Newmarket = 11 miles
2. 11's to Lunch
Caldbeck to Keswick via Uldale Common and Bassenthwaite village = 16 miles
3. Lunch to Finish
Keswick to Greystoke via Brunholme Woods, Threlkeld, Scales, gated road to Mungrisdale, Berrier and Whitbarrow = 17 miles
If the roads are icy or it is raining heavily cutting out Brunholme Woods and going via Burns to Threlkeld the distances are similar at 3.8 miles, but the Burns route is less hilly and at a lower level. Cutting out the gated road to Mungrisdale followed by Berrier and going via Scales to Witbarrow would cut out about 2.5 miles and the gate openings & closures.