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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.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Tebay to Kirkby Stephen Scenic Loop - join us this Saturday (18 August)

Here are the details for Jack and Paul's ride this Saturday. It's a beautiful route with some hills but no chevrons on the map! Do join us. Everyone welcome...

From Tebay we follow the old Kirkby Stephen Road keeping off the A685 and using the NEW off road cycle path between Newbiggin-on-Lune to Ravenstonedale. We’ll stop for coffee break at Ravenstonedale. Then head over to Mallerstang (on Tommy Lane drops down to Pendragon Castle) and cruise into Kirkby Stephen on the quiet Mallerstang road. Two very good tea shops and pubs for food in KS.

Route back follows narrow lanes through Crosby Garrett, Little Asby and Orton (tea shop/pub drink here optional, or Tebay Old School House). Jack will bore you about Friends of the Lake District management of Little Asby Common, National Park extensions and some flowers as we look down at Sunbiggin Tarn and the amazing panorama of Dales, Howgills and Eastern Lakes.

Those travelling from Kendal suggest head to Tebay via Walney to Wear NCN Route via Lowgill and come back more direct on the A685.

Call: Jack 01539 727651, or Paul 07768 647745 for more details.
Start/Meet Times: 10.30am at Tebay (outside new Café in Old School House – plenty of parking on roadside), OR 8.45am from Kendal Leisure Centre.
Distance: 32 miles from Tebay (approx 68 miles from Kendal)