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.

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Arnside Walking and Cycling Trail across Arnside viaduct

 PJA Consultants is working with Morecambe Bay Partnership and other partners to develop a feasibility study for a walking and cycling trail between Arnside and Grange.

By completing the survey below you will help them to understand more about how the route might be used and the wider benefits it could bring to Morecambe Bay.

 Please use the link below to have your say.

Feasibility Study

Monday, November 08, 2021

Local Cycling and Walking Infrastucture Plan (LCWIP) for Kendal


Here's the link to the Kendal cycling plan final draft - public consultation.

This will be the plan submitted to Government for funding over a 10 year period.

This is your last chance to support it or suggest changes or additions. Your views are important as the Government looks to see if there is strong support for the final plan.

Here's the link: https://cumbria.gov.uk/elibrary/Content/Internet/538/18110/4450310389.pdf 

And here's the link to the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/LRQPQJB


Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Sunday, September 12, 2021


Hi All,

I am the planner/organiser for an MBO event in the new LMBO series of events this summer. Several other KDCS members are involved with organising events in the series too (Tony and Angela BB, and Phil Morgan).

So far we have only had a small number of entries, and it would be great to boost the numbers!


I am attaching a flyer below with the details,




Tim (Goffe)

Saturday, May 08, 2021

Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans

Catherine has received this from the County Council to circulate to KDCS members, and draws attention to the questionnaire in the linked document (below), regarding cycling and walking in Kendal. 

 There is also a link to the report written in February with the collated comments of members about the LCWIP meeting. Apologies for its lateness.


"Cumbria County Council in partnership with Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership (CLEP) and Cumbria's six district councils are developing a series of Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans (LCWIPs) for urban areas across Cumbria.

A Public Consultation seeking views on emerging LCWIPs for the areas of Carlisle, Barrow-in-Furness and Kendal is now live and will continue for 3 weeks up to Friday 28th May 2021.

For more information on the LCWIPs and to view copies of the consultation materials please go to our project website at www.cumbria.gov.uk/planning-environment/cyclingandwalking

We invite our partners, stakeholders, interest groups and members of the public to feedback on the draft cycling and walking networks developed via the online questionnaire on our project website."

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Windermere Ferry tickets from County Hall

 Windermere Ferry tickets from County Hall.


Still £10 for a book of 20 tickets, quite a saving on the £2 fare. 

You can order by phoning 01539 713066, and they’ll send them out post free.

Pedestrian ticket books only £5. 

Thursday, February 04, 2021

Cycle Festival reminder

 Message from the Cycle Touring Festival organiser

Hello everyone,
With a sense of deja vu, we have some bad news and some good news.

The bad news is that - perhaps predictably - we have decided that it won't be possible to hold the Cycle Touring Festival in person this year. Although things may have improved by May, we just don't know for certain. Rather than spend all that time now, planning for something which may later need to be cancelled, we think it's better to just cut our losses and invest our energies elsewhere...

...which brings us onto the good news! Once again, we will be holding a virtual CTF this year. This will be a series of live talks, online workshops, pre-recorded content and films, all on the theme of exploring the world by bike. 

The dates for your diary are Friday 12 February - Sunday 21 February. We're assuming we'll still be in lockdown by then (in the UK) and, as this falls over both half term and Valentine's Day, we're hoping it will provide a distraction from the depressing thought that usual holidays and celebrations can't go ahead this year.

More details will follow but for now, enjoy planning adventures for when we're once again allowed out and stay safe.

Keep pedalling,

Please use this link to visit the website : https://cycletouringfestival.co.uk/