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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We're looking for ideas on how best to use the Lancashire area of the Tandem Club website.  One suggestion is for members to create Word/pdf documents of rides they have been on and would recommend to other members of the Tandem Club. 
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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 Webb2020-06-04 15:27:53LA

Just a reminder to everyone in the LA Group, our rides are still suspended until further notice. Please continue to send me your photos from your lockdown rides. Thanks for all the photos I've received so far. Email stephen.webb001@gmail.com

Stephen Webb2020-06-04 15:31:23LA

Just a reminder to everyone in the LA Group, our rides are still suspended until further notice. Please continue to send me your photos from your lockdown rides. Thanks for all the photos I've received so far. Email stephen.webb001@gmail.com

Stephen Webb2020-07-05 15:45:45LA

Just a reminder to everyone in the LA Group, our July ride will not be going ahead but I don't think it will be long before we can get together for LA Group rides again. Please continue to send me your photos from your lockdown rides. Thanks for all the photos I've received so far. Email stephen.webb001@gmail.com

Stephen Webb2020-08-07 15:45:38LA

The LA Group's post 'lockdown' rides start this weekend (9th August) with two mini group rides of 3 tandems each. We are hoping to expand this next month, depending on the latest guidance. Looking forward to seeing everyone again soon. Stephen

Stephen Webb2020-08-21 19:55:59LA

The LA Group's post lockdown rides continue on 13th September. Don't forget to email me if you are interested in joining us so that we can organise groups and leaders. Pre-booking is essential. Thanks Stephen. 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 Webb2020-09-30 16:12:43LA

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

11/10/2020 Lancashire & Cumbria
THIS RIDE IS CANCELLED DUE TO THE CURRENT CORONAVIRUS RESTRICTIONS IN LANCASHIRE 
Sunderland Point 38 miles
 
Contact: Simon Brown Tel: 07757203423 Email: s53brown@gmail.com
08/11/2020 Lancashire & Cumbria
PREBOOKING ESSENTIAL 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 at allowed again. Contact: Stephen Webb Tel: 07940372433 Email: stephen.webb001@gmail.com
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

18/08/2020
Cumbria Team - Lunch stop on Meathop Marsh

LA Group Rides – August : A Tale of Two Rides

August marked a return for the Lancashire and South Cumbria Group to group cycling – well almost!  With the current restrictions, we are limited to 6 riders, or three tandems in a group, and today there were 4 tandems.  So we decided to have two groups.  John and Anne led a ride for two tandems on the Fylde and into the Bowland hills and we led a ride for two tandems in South Cumbria taking in a few fells before a lovely ride down the Winster Valley.

We left Kendal with Paul and Jeannette on a glorious day, perfect for cycling, and headed via quiet lanes to Staveley and the Lakeland Farm Centre at Ings for coffee.  At the same time (40 miles south of Kendal), John and Anne were setting off with Hayley and Simon from Great Eccleston Square and cycling through the village for the short ride to their coffee stop at the Light Ash Cafe, Myerscough, on their way to the Bowland Fells.

The Lakeland Farm Centre at Ings has only been open a couple of years and there is plenty of room to sit outside the café with your refreshments.  It is a glorious spot with fantastic views of the Lakeland fells as a back drop to the seating area.  The next stretch south from Ings is up a gated lane south from Ings and can be a ‘bit of a challenge’ shall we say, for tandems.  We are fortunate to have electric assist, and we took on gate duty so that Paul and Jeannette didn’t have to stop, though I think they might have been glad of a breather at the odd gate on the climb across the fell.

Once at the top, the hard work for the day is done, by and large, with a picturesque run along narrow, but very quiet lanes down to Bowland Bridge and along the Winster Valley to Witherslack.  We rode on towards Meathop to our picnic spot on the edge of Meathop Marsh.  The weather was warm, sunny and our position on the marsh afforded us superb views of the fells further north, safe in the knowledge that the afternoon ride across to Gilpin Bridge and Levens Hall for an afternoon tea stop, was going to be flat. Hills and climbing in the morning, and a leisurely flat ride in the afternoon across the Winster and Lyth Valleys – perfect planning!

Meanwhile, John and Anne were leading Hayley and Simon through Bilsborrow into the Forest of Bowland, towards Bleasedale, before a gradual climb north through the hills of Oakenclough and Harrisend Fell.  Here there are terrific views over the Lancashire plain to the coast. It was then downhill all the way to Scorton for the lunch stop, where they found it noticeably warmer and less windy than up on the hills.

The two groups kept in touch during the day, messaging and sharing photographs of their rides via WhatsApp.  Modern technology is simply amazing.  From the shared photos, it did appear to be warmer and less windy in Cumbria, which is unusual for our part of the country.

As we completed our 38 mile day out in Cumbria with a leisurely return across the Lyth Valley for afternoon tea at Levens Hall, John and Anne were doing something similar, cycling back on a flat route along the lanes to Stakepool and across Pilling Moss. They returned to Great Eccleston by crossing the River Wyre at the Cartford Bridge and arrived back at the start for an ice cream in the sunshine after an enjoyable 35 miles.

We have had some long Zoom discussions on how best to restart our monthly rides within the current guidelines, and these ‘mini-group’ rides appear to be the answer for the time being.

Stephen and Jeanette Webb/ John and Anne Hall