The Tandem Club



Organisers Contact: Stephen Webb, Tel: 07940372433, Email:

This is a Tandem Club regional group.

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2020-01-13 19:46:58LA
Rides 2020

Stephen Webb2020-01-15 16:28:00LA
2020 Rides List
2020 Rides List

Tandem Club Runs List for LA, PR and FY postcode areas 2020

RO Stephen Webb Mobile 07940 372433     Landline 01539 729660     email








9th February

Kendal College

Milnthorpe Rd, Kendal LA9 5AY

9.15am for 9.30am

Beetham Old Post Office



Stephen and Jeanette Webb 07940 372433

8th March


Meet at Railway Station

Market Street LA5 9ET

9.15am for 9.30am


Crook ‘O’ Lune Picnic Site

Ashton Hall Garden Centre


Paul & Jeannette Rodman 07768 647745

5th April   Note : First Sunday in April

Across the Ferry to Wray Castle               Start Kendal College


9.15 for 9.30am

Cafe Ambio, Ings

Wray Castle NT property


Stephen and Jeanette Webb 07940 372433

10th May

Great Eccleston Square, post code PR3 0ZB

9.15am for 9.30am

Light Ash Myerscough



John & Anne Hall

01253 592136

14th June

Padiham leisure centre, Park Rd, Padiham Lancashire. BB12 8ED

9.15am for 9.30am

Café by the River, Read garden centre

The Old Stables, Towneley Hall.


Malcolm & Gillian Noon

07805 078360

12th July

Waddington Fell       Start Scorton Picnic Area

PR3 1BU 

9.15 for 9.30am

Puddleducks, Dunsop Bridge



Simon & Hayley Brown 07757 203423

9th August

A Circuit of the Howgills Start Sedbergh

9.15 for 9.30am

Orton Scar Cafe or Chocolate House




Mike & Helen Nott

015242 61566

13th September

The Eden Valley       Start Crosby Ravensworth

9.15 for 9.30am

Mrs Millers, Culgaith

Upfront Gallery and Coffee Shop, Unthank



Paul & Jeannette Rodman 07768 647745

11th October

Sunderland Point Lancaster Park & Ride at M6 J34

9.15 for 9.30am

RSPB Reserve Leighton Moss



Simon & Hayley Brown 07757 203423

8th November

Beetham Nurseries, Pool Darkin Lane, LA7 7AP


Start with a coffee at Beetham J

Grange Over Sands

30 - 35

Mike & Helen Nott

015242 61566

13th December

Club Dinner – The Crooklands Hotel

12:30 for 1:00pm

Where would you like to go in 2021?  Please bring along ideas for rides J


Potential pre-lunch ride. TBC.

10th January 2021

January ride to finalise 2021 rides. 

Start : Hornby

10:00 am for ride, 1:00pm at the Cafe

Ingleton (TBC)

Bridge House at Wray 1pm to 2pm

Short ride back to Hornby after lunch


Stephen and Jeanette Webb 07940 372433

14th February 2021

Kirkby Lonsdale and The Arnside & Silverdale AONB                          Start : Carnforth

9.15 for 9.30am

Kirkby Lonsdale



John and Janice Cowburn 07518 656919

14th March 2021

Kirkby Stephen and Brough Castle

Start : Crosby Ravensworth

9.15 for 9.30am

Kirkby Stephen

Brough Castle


Stephen and Jeanette Webb 07940 372433


Stephen Webb2020-01-30 15:02:39LA

Our first ride of the year is on Sunday 9th February starting from Kendal College car park and we'll be heading to Beetham, Silverdale and Carnforth.. All the details can be found in the 'What's On' section. Everybody welcome

Stephen Webb2020-02-06 20:35:51LA

LA Group February Ride - Weather Update. Heavy showers and gales are forecast for Cumbria on Sunday with gusts in excess of 60 mph. Please check the What's On for updates or contact the leader before considering travelling. There is a high probability that we may have to rearrange this ride.

Stephen Webb2020-02-06 20:36:06LA

LA Group February Ride - Weather Update. Heavy showers and gales are forecast for Cumbria on Sunday with gusts in excess of 60 mph. Please check the What's On for updates or contact the leader before considering travelling. There is a high probability that we may have to rearrange this ride.

Stephen Webb2020-02-07 23:28:20LA

LA February Tandem ride has been postponed from Sunday 9th until Sunday 16th February. Apologies for having to rearrange the ride but in view of the weather warnings that have been issued for Cumbria I feel that this is the sensible course of action.

08/03/2020 LA

March tandem ride from Carnforth Station

Meet at the station 9.15am for 9.30am. There is free parking in local residential roads. It is easier to park say half a mile from the town centre and ride into the town.

From the station, we turn left to take the marsh road to Cragbank, to meet the A6, where we turn right. We pass through Bolton le Sands village to take a narrow lane south for 1.5 miles, where we turn left and head through Halton village, to join the cycleway to the Crook of Lune, Woodies Cafe for elevenses.

We continue on the cycle way to Caton, where we head south towards Lancaster and stay on lanes to Galgate village. Here, we recommend dismounting and walking across the A6 to join the lane to Conder Green. On the A588, we turn right for ¾ of a mile to Ashton Hall garden centre for lunch. Approx. 20 miles.

After lunch, we retrace our steps to Conder Green to pick up the Lancashire Cycleway. This takes us into Lancaster via St Georges Quay. We cross the river via Millennium Bridge and then take Lune Street, and also cross Owen Road to join Halton Road. After a mile we turn right to head towards Nether Kellet. Here we cross the M6 and climb through the village, taking the left hand turn to Carnforth.

The return ride is shorter, around 13 miles. There is no afternoon tea stop but we could return to the station cafe, or Booth’s cafe if people wish? We may need to alter the ride on the day, particularly the part on the Lancashire Cycleway. When riding the route recently, the cycle way was completely flooded! Contact: Paul and Jeannette Rodman Tel: 07768 647745 Email:

05/04/2020 LA
Wray Castle and the Lyth Valley : A ride into the lake district with the bonus of two trips on the ferry, up to Wray Castle.
Start Kendal College, Burneside, Staveley, Ings for coffee (8 miles), gated lane to Windermere Ferry. Lakeside cycle path to Wray Castle for lunch (18 miles). Hawkshead, west of Esthwaite Water, Near and Far Sawrey, back across ferry, Winster, Crosthwaite, Brigsteer, Sizergh (tea), Kendal.  42 miles and a few ups and downs.
Contact: Stephen Webb Tel: 07940372433 Email:
10/05/2020 LA
Fylde/Bowland 35 miles (May 2020)
The ride will start from Great Eccleston Square, post code PR3 0ZB, where parking is available. The coffee stop will be at the Light Ash Cafe at Myerscough. After coffee there will be a gradual climb to Oakenclough and on to Harrisend Fell and then down to Scorton for lunch either at the Barn or packed lunch in the nearby park. We will return to the start via Stakepool and Little Eccleston. Approx. 35 miles Contact: Anne and John Hall Tel: 01253 592136 Email:
LA & FY Christmas Lunch
LA & FY Group Christmas Lunch December 2019 We had a great attendance at our Festive Lunch this year, held again at the Crooklands Hotel. A few members braved the blustery wet and windy Cumbrian weather for a short ride before settling down to a well deserved Christmas lunch. A superb venue, attentive staff and lovely food. It’s a tribute to the hard work of the outgoing Regional Officer, Paul Rodman, that we had 24 members in attendance. Our Group is very active with rides every month, and often members meet up to squeeze in rides of their own in-between! It was also lovely to welcome club members who hadn’t been able to ride with us this year to catch up on their news. Members who no longer ride with us often meet up at the coffee stops on our rides and attend the annual ‘runs meeting’ contributing ideas of their own. The Crooklands Hotel is an excellent venue and well worth a visit if you are in the area. If you live in the LA and FY postal code area, or even further afield, and would like a monthly ride with a friendly group of tandemers then please get in touch. Stephen Webb
This year's ride out of Appleby-in-Westmoreland saw 7 Tandems and one solo cyclist meet up at Appleby rail station. Unfortunately our leaders, John and Alison couldn't make the trip so the honour fell to John and Ann. I won't mention how many times the map came out but a successful day ensued including morning coffee at Culgaith, taking in the stone circle 'Long Meg' (including a free lecture by John), lunch at Melmerby green and village bakery where Geoff and Elma turned up for a social. We thoroughly enjoyed the Cumbrian countryside and luckily the rain held off for the majority of the 37 miles. Even when it did occur it was only fairly light so by the time we finished at Croft Ends Farm, we were quite dry. Thanks to Dave, Lynn, John and Ann for once again providing tea and biscuits which was most welcome.