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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, as well as campaigning for cyclists’ rights and facilities in South Lakeland. 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 the CTC.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Wanted - Ladies step through bike

Wanted: Ladies step through bike, small size, 16 inch?, for lady 5' 3".  
Any languishing in your garage that would appreciate a new home?

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Cancelled - MTB ride Thursday 12 January

Sorry-but on the grounds of our safety I have decided to cancel Thursdays MTB ride that I was leading from Satterthwaite, there is a yellow weather warning, a forecast of around minus 2 degrees (at low level) and a weather watch warning for high winds - with a possibility of snow! So even if we could get to Satterthwaite, the conditions could be too challenging for even our intrepid group.

It might be possible to do a ride on Friday, maybe Staveley for Kentmere, I suggest that we see what actually happens on Thursday, and what the roads are like and decide later on Thursday if anyone wants to go out on Friday. 
Check here or on the Thursday MTB Facebook page for more updates -

Cheers - Neil

Sunday, December 25, 2016

New Year's Day ride

Late addition to the calendar, but if anyone fancies a ride out on New Year's Day, meet at the Leisure Centre at 10am and see where the mood takes you. No leader planned for this ride.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Sign the petition for safer junctions!

British Cycling are campaigning to make junctions clearer and safer for cyclists, pedestrians and drivers by making one small change to the highway code.

Please sign to make the roads safer for cyclists, pedestrians and drivers.

Friday, December 09, 2016

Saturday 17th December - Christmas ride to Ings

Change to previously advertised ride, now Saturday instead of Sunday, the plan is to do the traditional Christmas ride and get-together at the Watermill Inn in Ings.  So meet at Kendal Leisure centre at 10am and decide on one or more routes to Ings - direct or leisurely and windy - ending up at the Watermill for drinks &/or lunch.  Make your own way home. No leader planned for this.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Tempting recipes ......

Have you notice the recipe section, on the right hand side under - More Information ?

Tim has just sent a banana trail cake recipe to join the two flapjack recipes, all sound very tasty and a great way to keep the wheels rolling.

  • Cycling essentials - 
  • multi tool
  • puncture outfit 
  • and Phil's flapjack ? 
  • e-mail any of your favourite recipes suitable for cyclists  to -

Saturday, November 05, 2016

Workshop Tutorials

Wheelbase have three Workshop Tutorials planned, they are geared towards beginners and intermediate cyclists who want to be confident with roadside repairs and basic home maintenance.
Lessons start at 7pm prompt and ends around 9pm. Biscuits and brews provided!

Tuesday 22 November 2016 
  • Wheel fitting and removal
  • Punctures
  • Tyre removal and seating
  • Hubs

Tuesday 29 November 2016
  • Causes of poor braking
  • Trouble shooting
  • Fitting new blocks
  • Setting and adjustment

Tuesday 06 December 2016

  • Causes of poor shifting
  • Degreasing & Trouble shooting
  • Chain wear, Split chain
  • Setting and adjustment

Each lesson costs £15 or all 3 lessons for £40