Previous Trips

September Rides

Posted by James Gravenor on 6 October 2015

September began with a ride on Wednesday 2nd from Masham to Pateley Bridge. I led from the back whilst Paul, Graham, William and Jenny disappeared into the distance.

The following Wednesday instead of the planned ride from Dent, I led a ride from Richmond to Archers Ice Cream.

On Thursday 10th September seven of us cycled from Appleby to the top of Hartside Pass to see the Tour of Britain. It was a magnificent day, a ride through beautiful countryside, and an exciting finish to the race.

Brian’s Tour of Two Dales

Posted by Bernadine McDonald on 4 October 2015

Brian’s Tour of Two Dales with Ten Riders (20.09.15)

(Brian, Paul, Roly, Mick, Terry, James, Val, Tony, Tim & Berni)

It was a cool bright September Sunday when nine people gathered at Nun’s Close – and then Tony arrived so I had to take another photo as evidence that he was with us!

Scorton Ride 16th September 2015

Posted by Yvonne Armitage on 16 September 2015

Mick, Jenny and Yvonne left Scorton in the direction of Moulton and Mid Tyas. Yvonne had passed James mending a puncture near Brompton on Swale and,after a phone call, arranged for him to catch us up on the route somewhere on the way to Croft. Unfortunately James took a different route through Mid Tyas while Jenny was putting her chain back on and managed to arrive in Croft ahead of the small group. We eventually met up in Hurworth and shortly afterwards found Liz and Judith who were coming in the opposite direction from Brompton in order to make a shorter ride.

Jenny’s Hilly Ride from Reeth to Askrigg 5 August 2015

Posted by Bernadine McDonald on 28 August 2015
Riders: Jenny, John, Graham, Jill, Mike & Liz, Bernadine
Although initially put off by the hilliness, I thought I would give this ride a go and was more inclined to do so on the basis that two people similar to my capability had said they would be going. In the event, they didn’t attend  (mentioning no names, except to say that M and D know who they are and I don’t mean my Mummy and Daddy!) Looking at the field of riders, therefore, I knew I would always be number seven!

Martin's Memorial Ride - Bransdale Loop - Saturday 25 July 2015

Posted by Lyn Rogers on 14 August 2015

Thirteen of us met at the Ryeburn Ice Cream Parlour in Helmsley for a 30 mile (hilly) ride around Bransdale Loop.  The group included Liz, Paul, Anth, Mike and Liz, Berni and Bella, Peter, James and Barbara, Jenny, Lyn and Steve.  It was an excellent turn out for such a memorable day much of which was spent cursing, no no -  remembering Martin and the lovely hills he liked to cycle.  Bransdale was a favourite ride of Martin's and we soon began to realise why!

Liz's Ride Wednesday 15 July 2015 Roots Café to Fletcher's Farm Cafe, Little Ayton

Posted by Bernadine McDonald on 29 July 2015

Seventeen riders set off as a group from Roots café, but the chain was soon broken, literally! The gang became strung out after Liz went up the bank through Hutton Rudby and her chain broke.

I won't make any puns about the missing link amongst us, suffice to say that Barbara went ahead, calling out for a chain link extractor. Vic called out from behind the hedge as she went past "I've got one" but his boasts went unheard. (He also made his trademark comment at a later point, "you're not here to enjoy yourselves").  

22 July 2015 Brough - Alston

Posted by on 27 July 2015

Seven cyclists turned up to join me at Brough for a long and hilly wednesday ride circumnavigating Cross Fell. After  a gentle start through the Westmorland villages via Appleby, the ride got a bit more strenuous with the delights of the climb up Hartside, the fast downhill to Alston, a climb over Yad Moss, another fast downhill to Middleton in Teesdale, and a climb up past the reservoirs over Shot Moss and back downhill to Brough.

Mick's Ride Sunday 19th July Hilly 60 miles

Posted by on 27 July 2015

Riders: James, Barbara, Steve, Tony and later on Valerie, and Mick

1 hour before the start of ride I was flapping a bit, as it was pouring with rain, but when I got to the carpark it had stopped, luck of the Irish aye.

We just gave the normal 5 min.extra before setting off as our section leader had informed me she couldn't make it, sorry Bernie I can't help it.

Honister & Whinlatter passes from Keswick Wednesday 1st July, 2015

Posted by Carol Charlton on 9 July 2015
We had invited Cyclists to meet at the Keswick Lakeside Car Park for our ride, prior to our walk up Cat Bells with the Walking section the next day. We had picked a great spell of weather for this 2 day break but in all honesty, we could have done with cooler conditions. The car thermometer read 27 degrees when we reached the Car Park prior to our ride. We greeted our group of 11 and set off through Keswick, Portinscale and onto Grange where we had our first coffee stop.

Steve & Carol’s A2C, (Aspatria to Carnforth) 8th – 12th June, 2015

Posted by Carol Charlton on 21 June 2015
Monday 8th June
We set off around 3pm by car with bikes on the back to drive to Carnforth. We stopped for tea and cake on the way near Ravenstonedale and then onwards to book into our nice B & B – Capernwray House, 3 miles from Carnforth where we planned to leave our car until collection at the end of our cycle tour. We had a bar meal at a nearby Pub which was fine but the Landlord was Mr. Dreary and the pub was tired. Back to our B & B for a good night’s sleep. 
Tuesday 9th June