Ride Report - Sunday 24 June – Sizergh
It was a glorious sunny summer’s day. The group set off from Beaumont and went briefly along theA6 to Bolton le Sands to get to the quieter lanes to Nether Kellet, down to Carnforth and round the shore to RSPB Leighton Moss for a coffee stop.
Here others joined, some for a chat some to carry on the ride. After a relaxed pause we carried on North avoiding major inclines via Hazelslack to Storth across the moss to Levens Hall and along the “old” stretch of A6 to nip under the A590 along the river Kent then up to Sizergh Castle for Lunch outside on the picnic tables.
A fairly direct return was taken – Hincaster, Ackenthwaite, round by Cinderbarrow to Tewitfield, allowing for a final stop for teas and ice creams on the terrace at the Clearwater Café overlooking the sparkling fishing lake.
Finally heading back up to the Kellets and homewards, there was an extra treat for the few who ventured back over to Morcambe to see the end of The “Catch the Wind” kite festival giving Morecambe the bustling happy air of a real seaside town in summer.
This was a “moderate paced” ride of forty miles designed to allow the riders to enjoy the company and the scenery and not be “left behind”. The intention is to hold similar rides in future. So look out for these if it suits your style of riding.