The Tandem Club

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Lancashire and Cumbria Lockdown Rides

06/05/2020 LA

We've been out and about - on our own - during this lockdown period

Anne at Singleton

Group 'Boris' Rides

11/04/2020 LA

Our group members have been going out on their own for rides. Here are a few photos :-)

February Ride from Carnforth

08/03/2020 LA

LA & FY Tandem ride Sunday 08.03.20 Six Tandems, and two solos, turned up at Carnforth Station for our March ride. So far this year, bad weather has forced the cancellation of our February ride, so riders were eager to get out again. The other problem, like other parts of UK., has been flood water. Having left the station we took the marsh road to Cragbank, which fortunately wasn’t flooded. From here, we passed through the village of Bolton Le Sands, to Halton for elevenses at the Community Centre cafe. The Community Centre was busy with sports and a church service in progress. On leaving Halton, we crossed the River Lune, which was noticeably very full of water, to access the cycleway to Caton, where we returned to roads, climbing through Quernmore. This is a pretty valley, and yet only a couple miles from Lancaster city centre. Here sheep roam on green pasture, and you could be miles from anywhere. The route to the lunch stop took us through Galgate village to Ashton Hall garden centre. Here we met two more members of the club. We had planned to use the cycleway back into Lancaster, but this has been badly flooded, so we stayed on the lane through Aldcliffe, which is a pretty way into the town, alongside the Lancaster Canal. By now, we had little option but to pass through the centre of Lancaster, which fortunately wasn’t too busy. The Millennium Bridge is an easy and interesting way to cross the River Lune by bike. The city of Lancaster has some good cycleways. Finally, we headed through Nether Kellet back to Carnforth, around thirty enjoyable miles. We enjoyed a final stop at the station cafe, for tea and coffee, which is famous for the filming of the film “Brief Encounter”. We look forward to next month’s exciting episode! Paul Rodman

LA & FY Christmas Lunch

LA & FY Christmas Lunch

08/12/2019 LA

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

Club Ride 11 Aug 13

12/08/2013 LA

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.

Club ride 14 July 13

14/07/2013 LA

Priest Hutton Club Ride, organised by Dave & Lynne Wilson, taking in Beetham Garden Centre for morning coffee, Grange over Sands for a picnic lunch and Priest Hutton for afternoon tea and cakes.

Club Ride 12 May 13

14/05/2013 LA

After a promising start (well it wasn't raining), 4 tandems and 2 solos set off for a jaunt around the south lakes between High Newton and Ulverston. After an early coffee stop at the motor museum in Backbarrow the rain started - and then it rained a lot more! The ride was duly shortened slightly and lunch was taken in Booths in Ulverston. The ride back took us through Greenod and over the river Leven for afternoon coffee and cakes at Holker Hall. During the final short ride back to High Newton it nearly stopped raining (but only nearly)!

Club Ride 14 April 13

28/04/2013 LA

Once again the ride started from Anne & John Hall's house in Blackpool, calling at Lytham for coffee and the Plough at Eaves for lunch before returning to Blackpool for well deserved tea and cakes. The weather Gods was not too unkind although it was the usual mixture of wind, a small amount of rain and even the sun made an occasional guest appearance between the clouds.

Club Ride 10 MAR 13

28/04/2013 LA

Leaving the Kendal Leisure centre we headed to Staveley for coffee at Wilf's café and a quick nose into Wheelbase for spares. This was followed by another short jaunt to Bowness-on-Windermere for an early lunch. By the afternoon the weather started to improve with the sun coming out while we made our way south east through the Lyth valley. At Levens we returned home to Kendal via Sizergh (omitting the tea stop!).