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With The Lake District and The Yorkshire Dales on our doorstep - KDCS offers an exciting selection of cycle rides throughout the local area and beyond. There are social gatherings including slide shows, talks and supper evenings and members are kept up to date with cycling news and issues through this web site, emails and our Facebook pages. KDCS are an affiliated group of Cycling UK.

Monday, October 15, 2018

KDCS Christmas Party - 13th December 2018 - Carus Green

This Year's Christmas Party will be held on Thursday 13th December 7pm at Carus Green.

There is a choice of 2 courses for £14.95 or 3 courses for £17.95


Details of how to book and pay to follow shortly via KDCS email.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018


  • Sabbath September Titanium ladies bike, XS.
  • As new, barely used.
  • Electronic ultegra D12 gears with 11-speed cassette.
  • Double mountain chainring. 
  • Hydraulic disc brakes.
  • Mavic wheels, Continental tyres. 
  • Fizik saddle & toolbag (with tools).
  • Rear multi-function light, 2 bottle cages, pump.

REDUCED PRICE : WAS £2800 , NOW £2400

Please contact: 

Thursday, September 20, 2018


I wish to cancel my KDCS ride this Sunday (23rd September) due to the forecast of heavy rain and high winds. Since the weather looks  reasonable for the day before (Saturday 22nd), I propose to do it then instead.

Details as previously, from Kendal Leisure Centre 10am. (see calendar)


Thursday, August 30, 2018

Sunday 30th September - Meal at Al Forno in Sedbergh

Jo is coordinating an afternoon ride to Sedbergh and evening meal at Al Forno Italian restaurant on Sunday 30th - see full details in the calendar event.

Please email or text Jo (as soon as possible) if you fancy coming for the meal - she recommends their pizzas. 07834 729951

Friday, August 17, 2018

Sunday 19th - Ride from Penrith - Message from Mike regarding the weather
The decision is to go ahead with the ride.  Rain is forecast but not heavy and not all day; wind isn't too bad either.  If joining this ride please bring some lunch because there won't be anywhere for food until the coffee stop towards the end.  

Mike can be contacted on 07773    317249

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Neil's "Ride the North 2018" for Maggie's Centres

I'm riding for Maggie's so that they can help people with cancer, and to help support Doug a cycling friend – Doug is riding in memory of his daughter Kathy who sadly died this year from cancer. Maggie's were very supportive to Kathy, family and friends during Kathy's illness and continue to support them all.

I have just got a late entry for "Ride the North", it is a 2-day 175 mile cycling challenge at the end of August. It starts at Castle Fraser (west of Aberdeen) and goes to Elgin on the Saturday with 2000m of climbing; on the Sunday it returns to Castle Fraser with 1900m of climbing. 
I will be riding with Doug and we are both riding in support of Maggie’s Centres. 
Please read why we are doing this, any donation large or small is hugely appreciated and allows Maggie's to help thousands of people with cancer. 

Many thanks – 
Neil Hazlehurst

Thursday, August 09, 2018


Description:Saturday  August 11th - Four, Five or Six Cols: 64km (of which 32km are downhill).

Meet 10.00 at Ambleside Rugby Club (donations please in the honesty box).

This is a hilly route with 4 to 6 climbs up which anyone may walk if they wish - we can wait. From Ambleside via Fold de Skelwith to Col de Croix Haute (Cat3). Then to Torver and Le Moor de Broughton (Cat1), with refreshment stop at Les Bras de Smith Noir. Over Col de Kiln Bank (Cat2) to Dunnerdale and stop at Le Nouveau Champ (or BYO by the river). Thence Beck de Cockley and Col de Nez de Wry (Cat1) to Petit Langdale. Now a choice of routes to the cafe a L'Eau de Elter either via the valley or over Col de Tarn Bleu (Cat2). Finally over Bank Rouge (Cat2) and back to Ambleside (or directly there to avoid the last col). Please make sure your brakes are in good condition.

Leader: Andy Gillham (07484 131666)

Andy has changed the day  due to the weather forecast for the week-end -

A bit of a dilemma for Sunday's ride.  The forecast for Sunday is poor and although the strong winds predicted yesterday for the weekend now don't seem to be happening, the BBC is still forecasting heavy rain.  This is the Kendal forecast so one would expect it to be wetter in the fells.

There is some degree of uncertainty about when and how much rain is coming and I don't want to cancel the ride and then find it is a much better day than thought.  On the other hand, it would be dangerous to cycle mountain passes in heavy rain.

So my proposed solution is to prepone (opposite of postpone) the ride to Saturday.  All other details the same.  Hope to see people at Ambleside at 10:00.

I think this is a reasonable course of action 

Many thanks,


Saturday forecast- 

Sunday forecast-