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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, October 31, 2011

Mountain Bike Rides

This summer, Bill Jackson started a simple programme of mountain bike rides. KDCS has had occasional mountain bike rides in the rides list, and also at times a few members have got together for a mountain bike ride. Bill wanted to open these up on a more regular basis, so everybody would know where and when they would start. The rides are every week; they start from a different point on Thursday, (Link to Mountain Bike ride list). From November they start at 10am, we try to find a morning coffee stop, but this is not always possible, we sometimes manage to find a lunch stop. On the last ride we had lunch in some style at The Shap Wells Hotel, but mostly sandwiches are taken for lunch. The route is decided by discussion before the ride, come a bit earlier and bring your map and ideas for that perfect ride, normally between 15 and 25 miles. These rides take place regardless of weather conditions, if no one else turns up, just go, and do your own route.
Photo - At the cairn on top of Crag Hill, Birkbeck Fells Common, Neil, Bill and Mark on the Tebay-Shap-Borrowdale ride, Mike took the photo.