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.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Photo's of Bill's mountain bike ride 28.3.2010

The ride was originally to be part of the Flora of the Fells Festival, but due to lack of interest  Bill extended the ride and make it into a worthwhile weekend club off road ride.  The ride started from Ambleside St Mary's Church, then went through the park onto the under Loughrigg road,  to Rydal. The flowers were out in Dora's Field, then a quick look at the Mawson Garden and Hydro Electric scheme at Rydal Mount. From there back on to the route up past Rydal caves, along the terrace and onto the Red Bank road. Down to Skelwith (coffee at Chesters) and along the unsurfaced, but beautiful route 37 to Elterwater. Onto Colwith road, but soon turning right up the long rough uphill and down to Little Langdale. Over the river, past Stang End and Hodge Close, crossing the main road and climbing again up Arnside Intake. A new bridleway was made here which will take us down from Iron Keld, joining the narrow surfaced road past Bull Close and down hill all the way to Skelwith. Back over Loughrigg Fell and down to the start . Distance is about 20 miles.
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