Easter Sunday Ride - final details from Anne
I did a recce of the route today and found that Greystoke Tea Garden has now closed down. This means that we cannot have coffee there but could still make a stop on the green or go on to Penrith and get a takeaway drink at the Spar (25 miles into the route from Shap.
I also checked out lunch options in Langwathby but there is only a shop or pub so instead we'll head 2 miles further on to Little Salkeld for lunch at The Watermill cafe (http://organicmill.co.uk/), which has a nice-looking menu, including beans on toast (for Pete!). That is 33 miles into the route and adds about 4 miles to the overall distance.
For anyone wanting to keep the ride to under 45miles, another start option is to join the ride at Askham. Be ready to ride any time from 10.45 - 11am; wait at the green outside the shop. The loop from Askham to Gt. Strickland is ~40 miles with about 3-4 miles back to Askham from there. The rest of us will continue south to Shap.
With these different options, please let me know if you are coming on the ride. Text me on 07552 545124 or ring me at home on 01539 728262.