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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.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Audax U.K. Events In Kendal area

There are three Audax events coming up in April, May and June in the local area:

Sunday April 23rd - Bowland Populaire 100k from Wray.
See for details

Saturday May 13th - The Cumbrian 200 from Troutbeck.
See for details

Sunday 4th June - Wyre Whirl from Kendal.
See for details

Friday, March 17, 2017

Giant Kendal - Castle Sportive Lowther Castle - Sunday 18th June 2017

The inaugural Giant Kendal - Castle Sportive starts and finishes at the majestic Lowther Castle. It follows a figure of eight route for 58 miles with 5118ft of ascent (90k/1560m) that allows spectators to support from the splendour of Lowther Castle grounds.

With a ‘feature’ climb thrown in the first half, so those legs are still nice and fresh, and for those that like challenges we have additional spot prizes based on Strava course segments.

If a bike ride isn’t your thing, Lowther Castle is the perfect location for a family day out, and we have designed the route so riders will come back through the grounds during their ride for supporters to give them a well-earned cheer!

Entry fee is £30, which also includes two free child places to the Lost Castle worth £14.

Giant Kendal - Castle Sportive Lowther Castle - Sunday 18th June 2017
Time: Start times between 8am – 10am
Tel: 01539 728057
Venue: Lowther Castle, Lowther, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 2HH

Friday, February 24, 2017

Freewomen’s workshops

Kath Finn qualified coach & Liv Ambassador at Giant Store Kendal, will be running a series of 3 progressive freewomen’s workshops. The aim of these 3 consecutive weekend workshops is to increase ladies bike confidence and skills, together with getting them out and cycling more on your own or as part of a group.The objective is to encourage women to cycle and remove the barriers to your enjoyment by making cycling fun!

The course will cover things like: which brake to use first; which leg should be down when riding around a corner or what it feels like to cycle at 90 rpm and why it’s important.

The free sessions will run from 9:30 to 11:00 am on Saturdays 4th, 11th & 18th of March from the Giant Store in Wildman Street, Kendal.

Places are limited to 16 people, to book or raise queries please email or call the shop 01539 728057.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Cancelled/Postponed - MTB ride Thursday 23 February

The ride from Shap to Wet Sleddale has been postponed/cancelled.

There is a severe weather warning for the area 
and it looks as if it will be very unwise to venture out 
on the Shap Fells on Thursday. 
We'll rearrange for some other time. 


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.