First sociable evening ride of 2018 - Friday 6th April at 5.30pm

I'm planning to run a series of evening social rides, ending at a pub.  These will take place on the first Friday of each month over the summer period when we will be able to ride in daylight for most of the time.  Len and I will be leaving Halton Station on Friday 6th April at 5.30pm for the first evening ride of 2018.  We will ride for approximately two hours, ending at the Hest Bank Inn, where we will have a bar meal. If you would like to join us, please come along to Halton Station.  If you would like to eat at the pub, can you let Patience know as soon as possible, so that I can book a table?

If there is sufficient interest we may be able to do these evening rides more than one a month, but will see what interest there is before committing ourselves. I look forward to hearing from you.

Patience Cooper

Wednesday taster sessions

Patience Cooper, your Social Secretary, is organising a series of taster sessions for off-the-bike activities. Coming up are:

Mountain biking, Grizedale Forest, 11th April, Meet at the visitor centre at 10.30am - bike hire and food available - or bring your own sandwiches.

Tennis (and bowls) with Sue Lucas, 25th April, From 2pm at the Lancaster Tennis Club, 17 Lune Road LA1 5QU (off St Georges Quay) 

Badminton (TBC)

If you've got an idea for a Wednesday 'taster' session of something different, do get in touch with Patience.

Social Mountain Biking session - Wednesday April 11th

Hello All

I am proposing to introduce some social sessions for our members who want to try something different.  The plan is to find activities that are not necessarily cycling-based, but generally involve outdoor fitness-based fun.

I propose that for the first session we go to Grizedale Forest to try one (or more) of the mountain biking trails.  We can hire a range of bikes here and may be able to negotiate group discount rates.  Some of you already have your own mountain or trail bikes and experience of riding off-road and it would be great if you were prepared to advise the less experienced members.

The intended date for this session is Wednesday 11th April and I would suggest that we make a day of it and take packed lunches.  There is a café at Grizedale which we can patronise at some point.

Please let me know if you would like to come along, if you are bringing your own bike or would like to hire one, and if you are experienced would be prepared to help the beginners.

I'm looking forward to hearing from you


Cycling away break in Hawes

You are invited to join Len and I on a short break away in April, spending two nights in Hawes on the nights of 18 and 19 April.  The plan is to cycle to Hawes via Wharfedale on the Wednesday and back via Sedbergh on the Friday.  Hopefully on the middle day we can explore Swaledale area.

Len and I are booked into the Youth Hostel on a self-catering basis, but may decide to eat out on at least one night.  It is entirely up to others to choose the standard of accommodation that suits them best.  The advantage of a place like Hawes is there is plenty of choice.  Do let me know via this email address or by texting me on 07792 280542 if you wish to come.  The link to YHA Hawes is below.

Patience Cooper