Lancashire and Cumbria Group

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

This is a Tandem Club regional group.

Stephen Webb2020-09-16 21:16:58LA
September LA Group Ride

Paul and Jeannette led us through the quiet lanes of South Cumbria and North Lancashire on today's (socially distant!) LA Group monthly ride. Great day out :-)

Stephen Webb2020-10-08 08:05:32LA

Lancashire and Cumbria Group : Just to let everyone know, we’ve cancelled our October Group ride on the 11th due to the addition Covid-19 measures in Lancashire. Hope we are able to get together soon. Stephen

Stephen Webb2020-10-25 21:53:09LA
Lancashire and Cumbria Group Zoom

Thanks to everyone in the Lancashire and Cumbria Group for keeping me up to date with their tandem activities and sending photos. If anyone in the group would like to join in next Sunday's Zoom session (November 1st, 7:30PM) then drop me an email for details.

Thanks, Stephen


Stephen Webb2020-11-09 14:12:50LA
November 'Virtual' Group Ride
November 'Virtual' Group Ride

Thanks to everyone who took part in the Lancashire and Cumbria Group 'Virtual' Tandem ride this weekend. Although we couldn't ride alongside each other we kept in touch via WhatsApp on our individual rides.  Hope it isn't too long before we are back riding together.


Stephen Webb2020-11-11 21:25:26LA
Lancashire and Cumbria Group Christmas Quiz

In lieu of our festive lunch this year we are holding a Christmas Quiz on Sunday 13 December at 16:00.  Simon and Hayley have offered to organise it.  Further details from Simon, email  It will be a fun filled afternoon :-)

Stephen Webb2020-12-14 13:34:22LA
Festive Quiz

19 members from the Lancashire and Cumbria Group took part in our Festive Quiz organised by Simon and Hayley.  Surprisingly, we all found the bike logos round quite difficult!  A great time was had by all and a big thanks to Simon and Hayley for organising it.  Lockdown Tiers permitting, we will get back together in early 2021.  Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Stephen Webb2021-02-02 19:24:14LA

The February club ride to Kirkby Lonsdale and Arnside has been cancelled following the latest advice from the UK Government and Cycling UK. We hope to fit these rides in later this year. Thanks for your understanding, Stephen Webb LA Group RO

Stephen Webb2021-03-12 13:20:36LA

Our March club ride has been cancelled. However it is good to see the Lancashire and Cumbria Group members getting out and about. Please keep the snippets of where you have been and photographs coming so I can update the website with news and photographs.

Stephen Webb2021-04-05 19:44:48LA

Lancashire and Cumbria Group : Our April ride has been re-arranged and is now on Sunday 25 April, starting from Kendal at 9:30am. Details will be updated on the 'What's On' pages the week before the ride. Pre-booking is essential.

Stephen Webb2021-04-25 19:28:58LA

What a great day out we’ve had today in South Cumbria. Great company and fantastic scenery. We had 7 tandems today on what was an absolutely glorious day out. Keeping 7 tandems socially distanced in 3 groups to comply with the current restrictions and not losing anyone was a challenge in itself, but we managed it  We had two new couples (new to the Lancashire and Cumbria Group) join us today plus the added bonus of meeting a long term member at our coffee stop. She had set out at the crack of dawn to meet us on her solo, on what turned out to be a 50 mile ride for her! Great to catch up with old friends. And the fun doesn’t stop there. We’ve another group ride to look forward to, in two weeks, on Sunday 9th May starting from Great Eccleston Square led by John and Anne. I’ll put out details next weekend.

Stephen Webb2021-05-10 15:04:20LA

We had another superb club ride on the Fylde and into the Forest of Bowland over Harris End led by Anne and John on Sunday. 8 tandems, 3 members on solos, and all socially distanced in groups. The weather was kind too! So good to get back out cycling as a group. We've all missed the monthly club rides. Next month's ride starts in Kirkby Lonsdale on Sunday 13th June.

Stephen Webb2021-05-30 07:39:28LA
LA Group Ride - June 2021

Only 2 weeks to go until our next LA Group ride on Sunday 13th June 2021 starting from Kirkby Lonsdale and cycling into Barbondale and Dentdale. Keep an eye on the 'What's On' pages for further details.

Stephen Webb2021-06-14 19:49:20LA

Lancashire and Cumbria Group June Tandem ride - Barbondale, Dentdale and the Lune Valley

Stephen Webb2021-07-06 10:34:26LA
Lancashire and Cumbria Group July Ride

This month's Tandem Club ride is this Sunday, 11th July, starting from Scorton Picnic Site. We will head over 'The Trough' to Dunsop Bridge and on to Chipping.  It promises to be a great day out. Details are on the What's On page.  Hope to see you there :-)

Stephen Webb2021-07-12 10:15:12LA

Lancashire and Cumbria Group - superb ride yesterday in the Forest of Bowland. Finished a great ride with an ice cream in Scorton - delicious :-)

Stephen Webb2021-07-24 11:40:26LA
Lancashire and Cumbria Group August Ride

Our August ride is on Sunday 22nd August starting from Crosby Ravensworth, 9:15 for a 9:30 am start.  Paul and Jeannette will be leading a ride in the picturesque Eden Valley.  It is a superb area for cycling and this promises to be a great day out.  For further details see the What's On page on the website

Stephen Webb2021-08-07 12:21:12LA

Apologies for the short notice, but due to the weather warnings for electrical storms in the Eden Valley we have had to postpone tomorrow's planned ride in the Eden Valley.

Stephen Webb2021-08-08 15:47:50LA
Re-arranged August Ride

Great News! Paul and Jeannette will be leading the re-arranged Eden Valley ride on Sunday 22nd August.  See the What's On for details.

Stephen Webb2021-09-02 17:20:22LA
September 2021 Ride from Padiham Leisure Centre

Our next group ride is on 12 September starting from Padiham Leisure Centre and will be led by Malcolm and Gillian. They have a superb route planned for us.  See the 'What's On' for details.  Please let Malcolm know if you are planning on joining us.

Stephen Webb2021-09-09 15:27:11LA
A Ride to see the Tour of Britain

We have planned a ride to watch The Tour of Britain pass through Melmerby on Friday.  It's an out and back route from Appleby.  We will aim to leave the bridge at Appleby by 10:30 and cycle the 15 miles to Melmerby, getting there around midday.  See the What's On for details.


10/10/2021 Lancashire & Cumbria
Sunderland Point 38 miles Meeting Point: Lancaster Park & Ride at M6 J34 Route: The route heads North, paralleling the M6 through Nether Kellet and to Carnforth where it then heads around the Leighton Estate via Warton and Yealand to the RSPB reserve for coffee (12 miles).  After the stop the route mainly hugs the coast heading South to Heysham via Morecambe with lunch by the Heysham Cricket Club (25 miles) with a couple of cafes to choose from.  After lunch the route continues South through Heysham (not pretty!) down to Overton.  Tide depending, we'll then head to Sunderland point before doubling back on ourselves and then follow the Lune through Lancaster back to the M6. Stats: 38 miles, 1400 ft climbing with the climbing before the morning coffee break. 
Contact: Stephen Webb Tel: 07940372433 Email:
14/11/2021 Lancashire & Cumbria
Start with a coffee at Beetham Nurseries before cycling across to Grange Over Sands for our lunch stop.  An easy ride for November!
Contact: Stephen Webb Tel: 07940372433 Email:
12/12/2021 Lancashire & Cumbria
Festive Lunch.  A short ride may be organised beforehand.  Look out for updates.
Contact: Stephen Webb Tel: 07940372433 Email:
Brougham Castle, near Penrith

Lancashire and Cumbria Group : A Ride in the Eden Valley from Crosby Ravensworth near Shap, August 2021 led by Paul and Jeannette

Seven riders turned up in the village, three tandems and one solo. This ride had been cancelled two weeks earlier due to a poor weather forecast.  This day the weather was bright and dry at the start with little wind.

Firstly, we visited the church yard of St Lawrence’s church where a young cyclist is buried, Thomas Henry Morris who died in 1929. I will enclose a link if readers are interested:

Having paid our respects, we cycled on the pretty lanes to Larch View Nurseries at Melkinthorpe, a distance of around ten miles to our elevenses stop.  Here we enjoyed excellent cakes and tea and coffee.  This is a most interesting place to visit.  Link: La Casa Verde - Larch Cottage Nurseries

On the way to Melkinthorpe we saw a red squirrel dart across the road. Fortunately, it was fast enough to avoid us!

From here we skirted around Penrith, passing the impressive Brougham Castle on the River Eden.

The route took us north to Melmerby for lunch, passing through Edenhall and Langwathby.  We enjoyed lunch at the Old Village Bakery which is also recommended when cycling in this area.  We were fortunate when it started to rain we were undercover, at the bakery, as the showers were quite heavy at times.  The ride back to the start was more direct, through Temple Sowerby and Kings Meaburn.  We arrived back at 4.00pm after almost 40 enjoyable miles.

Paul and Jeannette Rodman

Cumbria Team - Taking a breather at The Trough

A superb ride from Scorton Picnic Site up and over 'The Trough' and down to Puddleducks at Dunsop Bridge for coffee. After coffee we had an undulating ride by the River Hodder towards Bashall Eaves then west to Chipping for our lunch stop in the sunshine outside the church. After that, we ambled back to Scorton for delicious ice cream at The Barn.  What a day!  44 miles - which just flew by :-) 

6 tandems and one solo at the head of Barbondale before the descent to Gawthrop.  Only 1.5 miles to coffee!

6 tandems + a few hills + coffee and scones = great time by all :-)


Location: CA,FY,LA,PR
Postcode: CA,FY,LA,PR
Map Reference: 53.9468, -2.75686
Ride length: 69 km
Ride ease: Average
Lancashire and Cumbria Group July 2021 Tandem Club Ride The ride starts from Scorton Picnic Site (PR3 1BU) and steadily climbs in a north easterly direction along Long Lane towards Marshaw and heads towards Wyresdale Tower and through 'The Trough of Bowland'. There is a fast descent down to Dunsop B ...
Map Reference: 54.1985, -2.58965
Ride length: 55 km
The ride starts in Kirkby Lonsdale and we will head to Barbon and along Barbondale and over into Dentdale. Coffee in Dent (9.5 miles). After our mid-morning coffee stop we head up the valley to Cowgill, cross the river and return to Dent and via Gawthrop to Sedbergh for lunch (23 miles). The afterno ...
Location: Kirkby Lonsdale
Postcode: LA6 2AH
Map Reference: 54.1985, -2.58965
Ride length: 55 km
Ride ease: Average
The start is from Kirkby Lonsdale, meet 09:15 for a 09:30 start from the car park opposite Devil's Bridge. From the A65, turn onto the A683 heading north towards Sedbergh. After about 100m turn right into a lane with marked out parking spaces. We'll set off from there at 09:30. From Kirkby Lonsdale ...