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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, February 27, 2015

Ride - Saturday 28th February

Further details from David Armstong of the ride plan for Saturday -
Kendal LC 10am then Oxenholme, Millholme, Killington Reservoir, then over the river to Barbon, Casterton and Kirkby Lonsdale.  Cafe stop at Kirkby Lonsdale. Then across the main A65 road and back via Whittington, Hutton Roof, Farleton, near Milnthorpe and back via Hincaster Sedgwick, Natland. About 30 odd miles.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

*** RIDE CANCELLED *** - Sunday 22nd February

*** RIDE CANCELLED ***

Ride - Sunday 22nd February

Due to the bad weather forecast Chris has decided to cancel this ride.



Start: 10:30am at Settle Railway station - Leader Chris Rowley


Planned as a short 20 mile ride in case of poor weather.   If it is a good day there are  of opportunities to extend it to 25miles.

Start:  10:30 at  Settle Railway station.  (Free Parking in “The Sidings” accessed from behind the station)    Cycle south and east to Rathmell and Wigglesworth with a break at Hellifield Railway Staiton cafe (9miles) . Then Airton, Kirkby Malham and Settle.

If fine we could extend to Malham (16miles) for lunch and return via Langcliffe (25miles)

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Ride Update - Saturday 14th February

Saturday 14th Feb Start: 9.30am at Kendal LC – leader(s) to be decided on the day

For family reasons, Mark Bazeley is unable to lead the ride on Saturday. 

Details are shown below for those who wish to follow his proposed route. 

The ride from the Leisure Centre at 9.30 on Saturday 14th Feb is to Sedbergh via Docker and Beckfoot and 2 miles of the A684 for an elevenses coffee stop (c 14 miles), then on 8 miles more to Barbon for lunch, then back via the metal bridge over the Lune at Rigmaden and up to Old Hutton and Kendal, c 35 miles in total.

As always it is weather – dependent, going up and down hills.

And in a little more detail........
Unless the committee decide otherwise, the route on Saturday is ultra straightforward – past the station, left at Station Inn, r at x-road, l at Toll Bar, r at Kiln Head, over M6, l down to Beckfoot, r at B6257 to end, l on A684 to Sedbergh (tea), then A683 and back lane to Barbon (lunch), home via metal bridge and whichever way back.


Friday, February 06, 2015

Ride - Sat 7th Feb Start 10:30 at Milnthorpe

Route proposed for Sat 7th Feb 10.30 start Milnthorpe
Milnthorpe, towards Holme, then narrow road to Farleton. Around the N of Farleton Fell, then climb up to Hutton Roof. A little more up hill before we drop via Keerside to Arkholme in the Lune valley. Then Gressingham and the Loyn bridge to Hornby. There is a tea shop there, but I need to check opening times. The fallback is the Greenfoot garden centre in Wray which has a tea shop. Back over the Loyn bridge and Gressingham , then a climb before we drop into the Keer valley, Capernwray chapel, Borwick and through the lanes to Holme Mills and Milnthorpe.Est 30 miles.
This can be extended by returning through Warton, the Yealands and Beetham. Not many options for a shorter route, except to the Greenlands farm teashop at Tewitfield.
Leader: Alan Tyldesley