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.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Welcome to Yorkshire......watch on TV perhaps?

The Tour de France - Grand Depart - 

and a thrilling viewing prospect with the route just about on our doorstep.

Make sure to check out -

Yorkshire Grand Depart 

Stage 1 Route

Stage 2 Route

Welcome to Yorkshire -

If you plan to go and see the race then make sure to check out the -

road closures here

an interactive map that can show road closures, traffic restrictions, public transport.

Note some roads are closed from 18.00 on Friday the 4th July!

Stolen Cannondale Tandem

A couple who regularly ride the Lakeland Lanequests have had their tandem stolen,  this is being  circulated just in case of a sighting

STOLEN: We’ve had our Tandem stolen this morning in the Lytham St Annes area, 

it's very distinctive, white with large red lettering 'CANNONDALE', four red bottle cages, any sightings?

Andy -  07736810387

Friday, June 20, 2014

French Themed Barbecue - Wednesday 9th July 7:00pm

In Brian Woodward's Garden at Cooperthwaite, Windermere Road, Kendal. 


 French Themed Barbecue 

Wednesday 9th July  7:00pm (16th if wet)  

  • The event is in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care.   
  • It is a Jacobs Join with a French Theme where possible.  
  • The event includes music by Alan  Beecham and friends plus  Dave Wills and his guitar.   
  • Other offers of entertainment welcome.    
  • Donations on the night to Marie Curie Cancer Care.   
If you are coming please email chrisrowley@phonecoop.coop by July 1st.  

Wednesday, June 18, 2014


There has been a change of Richards ride on Sunday the 29th June as it was going to be a very similar ride to that Jo lead last Sunday. The ride will now be to and from Woodies cafe at Crook of Lune, the destination being Glasson Dock - full details to follow.

Jack Ellerby - Lands End to John O'Groats sponsored ride July-Aug

Many of you will know the long standing KDCS member Jack (Ellerby) who has asked me to ask you to consider sponsoring him on his forthcoming LeJog. Also please put in your diary that Jack has invited us to join him on all or part of his ride through Cumbria on Sunday the 3rd August.

 Lands End to John O'Groats sponsored ride July-Aug 
Dear personal and work Friends
Having some time on my hands in between finishing at Friends of the Lake District (end of June) and starting self-employed outdoor work in September, I thought I’d do something useful and raise some funds with my good mate Steve for charity. Please sponsor us and pass these links onto your friends and contacts to see if they would like to donate to a good cause. Steve has a facebook page which can do something else which is beyond me, but some of you might know what to do!
Very best wishes and here’s to a dry spell as we cycle 1045 miles (and visit some of you on route!). 
Friends of the Lake District donations:
Jack Ellerby
Policy Officer
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