Lancashire and Cumbria Group

Organisers Contact: Stephen Webb, Tel: 07940372433, Email: stephen.webb001@gmail.com

This is a Tandem Club regional group.

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.

Stephen Webb2020-02-29 20:21:23LA

We've had Storm Ciara and Storm Dennis disrupt our rides but next Sunday 8th March we are hoping for fine weather for our LA Group ride from Carnforth into north Lancashire. See the What's On for more details.

Stephen Webb2020-02-29 20:22:33LA

We've had Storm Ciara and Storm Dennis disrupt our rides but next Sunday 8th March we are hoping for fine weather for our LA Group ride from Carnforth into north Lancashire. See the What's On for more details.

Stephen Webb2020-03-08 19:17:43LA

Great ride in South Cumbria and North Lancashire today, led by Paul. Beautiful weather too :-)

Stephen Webb2020-03-17 21:33:03LA

The April club ride to Wray Castle and the May ride in the Fylde and Bowland areas have 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 Webb2020-04-02 11:23:15LA

To all Cumbria and Lancashire (LA) Group couples, when you are out and about on your solo 'Boris' exercise rides, don't forget to send me a photo and a description of where it was taken for Regional Round Up section of the club journal. Email stephen.webb001@gmail.com

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

Email stephen.webb001@gmail.com

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

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 s53brown@gmail.com.  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.webb001@gmail.com

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

11/07/2021 Lancashire & Cumbria

Dunsop Bridge and Chipping 44 miles (July 2020)

Meeting Point:  Scorton Picnic Area - accessible either via J32 or J33 off the M6.  Parking is free and there are no restrictions.

Route: Heading east from the start point for a long climb up the back of the Trough, worthwhile for the magnificent views before dropping down between Whins Brow and Top of Blaze Moss to Dunsop Bridge, this will be 'exhilarating' as it touches 25% gradient.  Coffee at Puddleducks (12 miles).

After coffee the route heads south towards Bashall Eaves before turning west to Chipping for our lunch stop.

From Chipping it’s towards Barton then head north and parallel the M6 back to Scorton.  Opportunity for an ice cream in Scorton :-)

Stats: 44 miles, 2700 ft climbing.
Contact: Stephen Webb Tel: 07940372433 Email: stephen.webb001@gmail.com

08/08/2021 Lancashire & Cumbria
A ride in the Eden Valley.  Coffee stop at Larch Cottage Nursey, Melkinthorpe.  Lunch stop, The Village Bakery, Melmerby.
Contact: Paul Rodman Tel: 07768 647745 Email: paul.rodman@kencomp.net
12/09/2021 Lancashire & Cumbria
Coffee stop, Café by the River, Read garden centre. Lunch stop, The Old Stables, Townley Hall.  Details to follow. 

A ride along quiet roads at the back of Read and Simonstone villages and the Padiham Greenway taking in the Leeds and Liverpool Canal  before making our way over to Burnley centre. From there we join Brun Valley Greenway which takes us to Rowley Lake and on to “The Old Stables” for lunch.

After lunch we head back through Townley Park and make our way  through the historic Weavers triangle, our journey along the canal finishes at the mouth of the Gannow Tunnel. We then travel down the Ightenhill Greenway which takes us back to our starting point. A total distance of approximately 36+ miles.

 
Contact: Malcolm and Gillian Noon Tel: 07805 078360 Email: malk.noon@icloud.com

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 :-)

 

On a fine bright Spring morning there was a good turnout in the sleepy village square of Great Eccleston for our May ride. We set off through the village and the quiet country lanes towards St. Michael’s on Wyre and on to our coffee stop at the Light Ash Cafe, Myerscough. Fortunately the weather was fine, as it was outside service only.

From there we crossed the A6 at Bilsborrow and left the flat Fylde to climb gradually towards the Bleasedale Fells, admiring the beautiful bluebell woods along the way. We turned left uphill over Oakenclough fell and Harrisend fell, stopping on the top to admire the views across the coastal plain, spotting landmarks such as Blackpool Tower and Morecambe Bay.  This was followed by a fast descent down to our lunch stop in Scorton village

David and Caroline entering Kentmere

Great day out - 7 tandems, socially split into 3 groups, enjoyed a ride in glorious weather from Kendal to Levens Hall and Kentmere.

16/06/2021
Location: CA,FY,LA,PR
Postcode: CA,FY,LA,PR
Map Reference: 53.9468, -2.75686
Ride length: 69
Ride ease: Average
13/06/2021
Map Reference: 54.1985, -2.58965
Ride length: 55
13/06/2021
Location: Kirkby Lonsdale
Postcode: LA6 2AH
Map Reference: 54.1985, -2.58965
Ride length: 55
Ride ease: Average