Lancashire and Cumbria Group

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

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 stephen.webb001@gmail.com

Date

Start

Time

Coffee

Lunch

Miles

Leaders

9th February

Kendal College

Milnthorpe Rd, Kendal LA9 5AY

9.15am for 9.30am

Beetham Old Post Office

Carnforth

36

Stephen and Jeanette Webb 07940 372433

8th March

Carnforth

Meet at Railway Station

Market Street LA5 9ET

9.15am for 9.30am

Woodies,

Crook ‘O’ Lune Picnic Site

Ashton Hall Garden Centre

30

Paul & Jeannette Rodman 07768 647745

5th April   Note : First Sunday in April

Across the Ferry to Wray Castle               Start Kendal College

LA9 5AY

9.15 for 9.30am

Cafe Ambio, Ings

Wray Castle NT property

42

Stephen and Jeanette Webb 07940 372433

10th May

Great Eccleston Square, post code PR3 0ZB

9.15am for 9.30am

Light Ash Myerscough

Scorton

35m

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.

36

Malcolm & Gillian Noon

07805 078360

12th July

Waddington Fell       Start Scorton Picnic Area

PR3 1BU 

9.15 for 9.30am

Puddleducks, Dunsop Bridge

Waddington

44

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

Ravenstonedale

44

 

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

45

 

Paul & Jeannette Rodman 07768 647745

11th October

Sunderland Point Lancaster Park & Ride at M6 J34

9.15 for 9.30am

RSPB Reserve Leighton Moss

Heysham

38

Simon & Hayley Brown 07757 203423

8th November

Beetham Nurseries, Pool Darkin Lane, LA7 7AP

TBC

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

21

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

Arnside

32

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

40

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.

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

08/11/2020 Lancashire & Cumbria
PREBOOKING ESSENTIAL **** A decision on whether this ride will go ahead will be made after the Group's Zoom session on Sunday 1st November. *** Starting with a coffee at Beetham Nurseries we will then head around the Bay via Dallam Park, Gilpin Bridge and Meathop to Grange for our lunch stop.  We'll head back via the Winster Valley through Lindale and Witherslack to Gilpin Bridge with an optional tea stop at Sizergh or Levens Hall - to warm up!  It's then a short ride through Hincaster, Woodhouse and Ackenthwaite back to Beetham.  A superb late Autumn ride to catch the last of the changing colours. Contact: Stephen and Jeanette Webb Tel: 07940 372433 Email: stephen.webb001@gmail.com
13/12/2020 Lancashire & Cumbria
FESTIVE LUNCH POSTPONED  Our intention is to organise a social lunch in 2021 when large group activities are allowed again. Contact: Stephen Webb Tel: 07940372433 Email: stephen.webb001@gmail.com
10/01/2021 Lancashire & Cumbria
Short Winter ride. Starting from the car park adjacent to the River Wenning (A683) we head across to Ingleton for coffee then back to meet everyone at The Bridge House Tea Room at Wray for lunch at 1:00PM.  This ride will be confirmed nearer the time.  We intend to finalise the 2021 rides over lunch at Wray, then it's just a few miles back to the car. Contact: Stephen Webb Tel: 07940372433 Email: stephen.webb001@gmail.com
25/10/2020
Janice at Cartmel

With Lancashire in additional lockdown measures and the advice from Cumbria County Council to restrict  groups of 6 to two households, our monthly group rides have been put on hold for the time being.  However, within these constraints we’ve been managing to get out and about on our tandems, either on our own or as a mini group of two tandems.

John and Janice caught the late October autumnal colours in South Lakeland on one of their rides, visiting Cartmel and Bowland Bridge.  This area has quite a few steep climbs but the effort of climbing the hills always brings its own rewards with spectacular views of the central and southern fells to the north and Morecambe Bay to the south with the Bowland Fells beyond.  In fact, the day after Janice and John visited that area of South Cumbria, I completed a similar ride with Mike on our solos.  The wooded hillsides are simply stunning in October with the golden autumnal colours.

Jeanette and I met up with Paul and Jeannette in early October for a tandem ride down to Beetham and across to Arnside and bumped into Matt coming in the opposite direction on his trike.  We couldn’t have planned to meet up at our lunch spot even if we’d tried.  We’d only changed our route at the very last minute as Jeanette knew where we could find a couple of picnic benches.  Paul and Jeannette also spent a couple of days exploring the Eden Valley, another beautiful area and superb cycling country.

New members to the Lancashire and Cumbria Group, though not new to the Tandem Club, Emily and Geoff joined Jeanette and me on a ride in the Lyth Valley and over the fell along the ‘gated lane’ as everyone knows it by, over to Ings.  We’ve been this way many times this year and it became one of our favourite ‘lockdown’ rides.  Now that a few cafes are opening up along the route, we’ve been able to take the opportunity to stop and enjoy a coffee (and perhaps a slice of cake!) on our rides.

John and Anne have been mixing tandem rides with walks recently, and have visited north Cumbria and also Bolton Abbey in Yorkshire before Lancashire’s lockdown level was increased!

November looks like it is going to be another ‘Zoom’ month up here in the North West unless we can come up with a plan within the current government guidelines.  Let’s see!

12/10/2020
Matt at Warton

In spite of the extra lockdown measure in our region, we've been getting out and about in small, or very small groups!

14/09/2020
Enjoying a picnic lunch at Carnforth Truckhaven

Four tandems turned up at Kendal Leisure Centre for our September ride. It was a damp day, but fortunately not too cold.

We split into two groups of two tandems in each to maintain social distancing. The route took us past Oxenholme Station on the B6254, later crossing the M6 near Old Hutton. By now we had climbed to around 200 metres, a steady pull from the start. We took the old drover’s road known as “Scotch Road” which is always peaceful and quiet, and it doesn’t go a lot higher, rejoining the main road at Old Town.

An attraction of this route, are the fast descents, ideally suited to tandems. We soon arrived at Kirkby Lonsdale for elevenses at the Royal Hotel, after fourteen miles. We booked this stop in advance, and it made a welcome stop. We enjoyed scones and cream in very comfortable surroundings.

From Kirkby Lonsdale we took the A683 towards Lancaster. This is a nice open road with good views. A regular feature of this route, are motorbikes, who head for Devil’s bridge, at Kirkby Lonsdale. We turned right before Hornby, to cross the River Lune, which provides an excellent view of the river from the impressive Loyn Bridge which is estimated to be over three hundred years old.

Our route then took us through Over Kellet, to Truckhaven, at Carnforth for lunch (27 miles). Normally this road, the B6254 has good views over Morecambe Bay, but today it was misty. By this stage, the earlier fine rain we had ridden through, had gone.

The return route took us through Holme village to Farleton view, which is a farm café, near junction 36 of the M6. Here we enjoyed tea and cakes before heading back to the start, on well used lanes back to Kendal, a total of 44 enjoyable miles.

Paul Rodman

18/07/2020
Location: Lancaster Park and Ride
Postcode: LA2 9HG
Map Reference: 54.072, -2.77349
Ride length: 61
Ride ease: Average