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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, June 11, 2018

SATURDAY 16TH JUNE - KDCS SUMMER SOCIAL AT SPRINT MILL

KDCS Members , please join us for the KDCS Summer Social, to be held at Sprint Mill, Burneside, on Saturday 16th June 2018.

Meet at 10am at Kendal Leisure Centre for a 20 mile ride to Sprint Mill. (Optional treasure hunt clues available at the start.)

On arriving at Sprint Mill there will be a Jacobs Join / BBQ. Please bring something for the Jacobs Join. (If you need help transporting food so you can join the ride, please let me know and I can arrange for it to be taken to Sprint Mill for you).

If you do not want to do the ride, just turn up for the Jacobs Join.

Hope to see you there.
Dave Wills

davidtwills@tiscali.co.uk

Saturday, May 26, 2018

IMPORTANT INFORMATION 26.5.18

The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on the 25.5.18 and many of you will have been approached by organisations you currently subscribe to advising you of the changes.

KDCS uses very basic information that you have supplied such as name, e-mail, telephone and address so that we have a record of membership numbers and to enable us to communicate with you with details of rides, social events etc. Our aim is to only provide you with useful and relevant information. Our website is password protected and can only be accessed by some key members of the committee.

We do not generally pass on any of your information ( the exception has been basic ride leader details provided to CTC ( now Cycling UK ) for ride leader cycling insurance purposes. You will be aware that when we issue the monthly newsletter and other e-mails we blind copy to ensure that members are not made privy to other members contact details.

We need to have your up to date details to enable us to to continue to update you with the news.

All current members have been sent an e-mail this week advising of the action YOU need to take if you wish to continue receiving information from the club. You were asked to reply YES to the e-mail if you wished to continue receiving the information and that if we did not get your consent we would have to remove your details from our mailing list.

Thank you to those that have responded. Not all have so this is a reminder that you need to take urgent action if you wish to receive our updates. Once your details have been removed you can rejoin KDCS by visiting the website and clicking on the ‘join free ‘ link on the top scroll bar. You will be asked for relevant information and once received you will then be automatically enrolled and receive communications from us.

Steve Warner

Chairman 26.5.18




Sunday, April 29, 2018

Easy Tuesdays - May and June 2018




Not too far
                        Not too fast
                                                Not too late
                                                                        ... Not a bad idea!

What are Easy Tuesdays?

They are free leisure rides organised by Kendal & District Cycle Scene for Tuesday evenings throughout the summer. 

They start from Kendal Leisure Centre at 7pm except for the third Tuesday of the month when they start from Milnthorpe or Windermere. 

The rides involve a gentle pace and are generally between 12 and 20 miles.

There is no pre-appointed leader for the rides.  The routes are as listed below.  No unaccompanied children please.

Below is the schedule for the first half of the summer.


Date
Route (Maps on KDCS website Rides section)
Tuesday 1st May
South 1 - Oxenholme - Old Hutton - Gatebeck - Summerlands - Halfpenny - Stainton - Crosscrake - Barrows Green
Tuesday 8th May
Gerry Craske Memorial Bluebells Ride – West 1: Natland - Sedgwick – Sizergh – Levens – Brigsteer – Levens – Sizergh - Sedgwick
Tuesday 15th May
Milnthorpe 1 - Milnthorpe Square to:
Beetham – Waterslack – Silverdale - Arnside
Tuesday 22nd May
South 2 - Oxenholme - Old Hutton - Gatebeck - Crooklands - Woodhouse - Hincaster - Barrows Green
Tuesday 29th May
North 1 - Burneside - Bowston - Plantation Bridge - Staveley - Ings - Staveley - Plantation Bridge - Burneside
Tuesday 5th June
East 1 - Oxenholme - Paddy Lane – Fisher Tarn - Docker - New Hutton
Tuesday 12th June
North 2 - Natland - The Helm above Oxenholme - Paddy Lane - Mealbank - Skelsmergh – Burneside
Tuesday 19th June
Windermere 1 - 7.10 pm start - Windermere Station to:
Matson Ground – Lindeth Lane - Winster – Bowland Bridge – Masons Arms - Ludderburn – Ghyll Head – Storrs – Bowness
Tuesday 26th June
South 3 - Oxenholme - Middleshaw - Holmescales – Old Hutton – under M6 - Crosslands Farm – Gatebeck – Summerlands – Halfpenny – Crosscrake - Barrows Green


Thursday, April 19, 2018

KDCS Social night - 26th April 7pm onwards

Curry Night at Wetherspoons - 26th April


With easy Tuesdays nearly upon us I thought it would be good to meet up for a Curry Night at Wetherspoons in Kendal on Thursday 26th April, 7pm onwards.

Curry is not compulsory! Why not come along for a drink and a catch up on what is going on.
Hope to see you there.

Dave Wills


Rosedale long weekend 8th - 11th June 2018


If any one is interested in going on this long weekend or part weekend here are some links to the campsites in Rosedale:

http://www.rosedaleabbeycaravanpark.co.uk/tents/

https://alanrogers.com/campsite/rosedale-caravan-camping-park-uk4770

There will be a selection of MTB rides on offer.
Road riding is also good in the area and routes can be provided.

More information to follow soon.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

SAD NEWS- 15/4/18

It is with great sadness that I’m letting you know from Hilary Robertson that Helen Annan passed away this week after a long fight with breast cancer. Whilst Helen was living and working in Cumbria she was an active member of our club and joined us on many of our rides. Many of you will remember her as a very friendly, sociable and interesting person.

She formerly worked for the Morecambe Bay partnership where she organised such activities as beach cleans. Her love of the outdoors saw her running a hostel in Millom and also a Post Office in the Antarctic organised by the Scott Polar Heritage Trust.

During her illness Hilary kept in regular touch and she is sending a card of condolence on behalf of KDCS.

If you knew Helen and would like your name adding to the card please let Hilary or I know by Tuesday morning at the latest. My e-mail address is s.warner339@btinternet.com or you can text me on 07872472346. The card is of a path through a Blue Bell wood and will be posted on Tuesday to Helens parents in Ayr.

Thank you - Steve Warner


Friday, April 06, 2018

YOUR CYCLING CLUB NEEDS YOU

TO ALL KDCS CLUB MEMBERS - A PLEA FROM THE COMMITTEE YOU WILL KNOW FROM ANNE’s MONTHLY E-MAILS THAT SHE HAS BEEN ASKING FOR RIDE LEADERS. WE DO NOT WANT TO HAVE WEEKENDS WHERE THERE ARE NO RIDES AND THE MAKE IT UP ON THE DAY OPTION IS NOT ONE WE WISH TO PROMOTE. WE THEREFORE NEED ALL MEMBERS TO VOLUNTEER TO LEAD RIDES OF YOUR CHOICE OR FROM THE RIDES LIST ON THE WEBSITE IF YOU PREFER AN EASY OPTION. TO HAVE THE SAME SMALL GROUP OF VOLUNTEER LEADERS CONSTANTLY PROVIDING THE SERVICE IS NOT SUSTAINABLE AS THEY TOO HAVE OTHER COMMITMENTS AND THIS WILL RESULT IN MORE AND MORE WEEKENDS WITHOUT A RIDE. WE RECOGNISE THAT THOSE WHO HAVENT LED A RIDE BEFORE MAY FIND IT A BIT DAUNTING AND IT DOES CARRY SOME RESPONSIBILITY BUT REST ASSURED MOST OF THE RIDERS WHO JOIN US ARE EXPERIENCED RIDERS AND FOLLOW THE CODE OF CONDUCT AND CYCLING ETIQUETTE. WE HAVE A GOOD TRACK RECORD OF TROUBLE FREE RIDES SO RISKS ARE SMALL. ADDITIONALLY WE HAVE THE CYCLING UK ( CTC ) RIDE LEADERS INSURANCE OF UP TO 10 MILLION POUNDS TO PROTECT ALL RIDE LEADERS, BACKMARKERS ETC. WE WILL ALSO OFFER TO PROVIDE AN EXPERIENCED SUPPORT LEADER TO SUPPORT YOU ON YOUR FIRST OUTING SHOULD YOU WANT IT. ALSO CTC HAVE SUPPORTING INFORMATION ON THEIR WEBSITE SETTING OUT THE SIMPLE ADVICE TO FOLLOW. CAN I THEREFORE ASK YOU ON BEHALF OF ALL OF THE COMMITTEE TO OFFER UP YOUR TIME TO LEAD RIDES AND TO SEND ANNE BROOKS THE DETAILS AS WELL AS WHETHER YOU WANT TO TAKE UP THE OFFER OF SUPPORT. THANK YOU - Steve Warner 6th April 2018

Monday, April 02, 2018

TEESDALE MTB TRIP MAY 17th - 18th 2018


Teesdale - May 17th-18th

Meet in the public car park in Dufton at 1030.  (If there is insufficient room in the car park meet there anyway and I will direct you to alternative parking.)  

Route Day 1: up the tarmac road to Great Dun Fell (the most strenuous part of the whole trip) - off piste to Cross Fell - bridleway to Garrigill (refreshments) - road and track to Tynehead - muddy hill and short road to Yad Moss - track to Cow Green - road to Langdon Beck.
Day 2: optional visit to High Force (8km detour) - Cow Green Reservoir and Cauldron Snout (and look at arctic-alpine flora if anything is out) - bridleway to High Cup Nick - descent to Dufton (optional alternative descent to Murton).

The route is mostly non-technical and on wide tracks but there will be some pushing here and there.  Day 2 is not long and gives time for exploration (geology, natural history, industrial history) should people be interested.  

Overnight accommodation is in Langdon Beck YH where you can have a bed in a dormitory room for £18 or four can share a room for £59 (£3 reduction for members).  The YH can provide meals (breakfast £5.63, packed lunch £5.75, dinner £9.95); I will use the local pub for dinner.  All you will need for overnight is a small wash kit and maybe a shirt and trousers for evening.  Bedding is provided and a shower towel can be hired.

There are already 4 chaps going and we will book a private room for four.  When others have made their minds up please go to https://www.yha.org.uk/hostel/langdon-beck and book yourself in.  You may want to get together in multiples of 4 for private rooms - chaps currently hedging their bets are Daniel A, Graham C and Mike S.

Get in touch with me for any further info or to find out the latest attendees.

Cheers,

Andy