Category Archives: Forecoming Events

Stokeley Charity Cycle Ride on Sunday May 9th 2010

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A 30 mile circular bike ride to raise money for Teesside Ability Support Centre.

We are fortunate to have the full backing of the Co-op Group who provide car park facilities and refreshments. The Co-op are always keen to continue their involvement with the local community by providing support to the Stokesley Charity Ride. Bananas, Drinks and Energy Bars provided at the two stops (Dog & Gunn) and (Clay Bank) also at the start and the End of the ride in the Co-op Car Park.

Registration Check in 9.00 to 9.45 and ride starts at 10am.

Sponsor forms and route sheet with further details can be obtained from the web site.

The entry fee for the ride will £5 (£6 on the day) with all proceeds going directly to the charity fund. Tremendous value and great day out for all the family.

To participate in the ride and in order for Paul to post out your rider numbers, please send and adequate sized stamped addressed envelope to take an A4 sized sheet to: Paul Mackintosh, 90 Salutation Road, Darlington, County Durham DL3 8JW

Alternatively, you can pick up entry form the kiosk at the Co-op Group Supermarkets in Stokesley. All entry forms and cheques payable to Teesside Ability Support Centre to be sent to the above address. Any queries please ring Paul on 01325-357867 (after 6.30pm) 0781143942 (Mobile) e-mail paulmack1[at]

Closing date for postal entries is Saturday 2nd May.


Essex CTC Roughstuff Reliability Ride

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The Essex CTC Roughstuff Reliability Ride (which is not a race so there plenty of time to get around lovely Essex countryside) is on the 6th September 2009 starting from the carpark opposite the Cricketers Arms, Mill Green, Fryerning near Ingatestone Map Ref. OS167, TL638012. Nearest stations are Ingatestone and Shenfield. All are welcome. For more information about this event contact Brian Taylor on 01277-657867 or Steve Gregson on 01254-812458


6th to 7th June 2009: Singing Cyclists Weekend

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Saturday 6th June – 9.45am Martindale, Askham and Lakeland Voices: Joining the Sustains cycle convention at Newton Rigg near Penrith (over 100 cyclists) we will ride with the Singing Cyclists via Pooley Bridge and the Ullswater Steamer to Howtown, over the fell to the hidden valley of Martindale and Old Martindale church where the18th century choir sang (and whose songs our choir sings) and to meet the Martindale Singers – then back via Howtown along the lakeside lane to Pooley Bridge, the quiet lane to Askham (where we will meet Lakeland Voices at Askham village hall at 3pm. Then via Lowther Castle and estate and back to Newton Rigg and the teashops of Penrith. We will learn short songs to sing en route (and some sent in advance) and meet singers to join in with along the way. Evening meal and camp fires.

Sunday 7th June – 10am – Cycle with the choir to a concert at Glasson Dock: Cycle along the cycle way converted from an old railway line from the Crook of Lune to Lancaster via the river and woods and then join the Gladly Solemn Sound west gallery choir at the Millenium foot bridge to follow the converted railway line to Glasson Dock for a concert in the church. Then back  via the Lancaster canal path – and back to the Crook of Lune (all traffic free and bedecked with wild flowers)

For more information about the weekend contact David Burbridge at davidburbidge@hotmail or visit the Lakeland Voice Website


WORK DAY June 13th Morecambe Greenway

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Below was forward to me by Mike Hutchinson the secretary  of Lancaster 
& South Lakes CTC Group:
Dear Volunteers,
Since I was last in touch with you I have spoken with Rachel Scott of
Lancaster City Council.

 We are proposing to hold a Task Day on June 13th on the section of the
 Morecambe Greenway between the Millennium bridge and Carlisle bridge.
 This is about 400 yards in length I understand, most of which is
 suffering overgrowth and encroachment by grass and shrubs. We plan to
 have a workparty to assist the clearing back of this overgrowth. Rachel
 explained that this work would not otherwise get done and our help is
 therefore most welcome and gratefully appreciated by the council.

 The date marks the start of Bike Week and represents a great opportunity
 for Sustrans to get necessary work carried out and also gain
 some promotion/recruitment too. We hope to encourage local people to
 come and help and Rachel will send out an ebulletin to this effect and
 also alert the local press.

 On behalf of Sustrans I would like to invite you as our local Volunteers
 to come and help. We will also contact all our local Supporters too.
 Would you be free for an hour or so between 09:45 and 13:45 on that day?

 Sustrans and Lancaster City will coordinate provision of refreshments,
 tools, first aid kits and a risk assessment and I will be there to help
 run the day.

 Hope you can help. Please let me know either way. Thanks.

 Best Wishes

 Mike Dagley
 Volunteer Ranger Co-ordinator
 Sustrans North
 Fourways House
 57, Hilton Street
 Manchester M1 2EJ
 0161 923 6053 or 0787 645 3773



Wayfarer Memorial Ride on the 1st June

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On the 1st June Rob Burrow will doing his annual Wayfarer Memorial Ride, this will be 52 years to the day that the original plaque was placed by Lancashire Group Members so if would like to join him on the ride you can contact on 01704-570625 after 27th May. Or meet him on the 1st June at SJ150428 Maesy Glyn, Glyndyfrdwy. Just off the A5 Llangollen to Corwen road. Park by the level crossing in the village Maesy Glyn 11am. The ride is a new route and includes the memorial and Wayfarer’s original route over the Berwyn’s. It could be a late finish so bring plenty of food, althrough there will of course be a few cafe stops on the way.


Coal Road Challenge 09

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The 2nd Coal Road Challenge, the Lune RCC’s reliability ride, will take place on Sunday Feb 22nd. It will start and finish at Bull Beck Picnic Site, Caton and follow the same 67 mile route  to Hawes and over the Dent Coal Road as last year ride.

Perhaps uniquely, it will aim for a massed finish with 3 start time: 8.30am for over 60’s and other B riders, 9.00am for B+ and ‘Sportive’ riders, 9.20am for A riders and racers.

There will be a charge of £3 to cover event insurance and the collectable finishers certificate. The event is open to experienced riders.

For more information contact Brian Greenwood Lune RCC on O1524-735838 or e-mail him at


Lancaster CTC Section – Club Runs & Social Activities for Mid Summer 2007

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Sunday 3rd: 9am start from Beaumont College – with coffee stop at Farleton View Tea room – destination Sedbergh. Ride led by Peter Kenner (So there must be some Rough-Stuff on the ride, I wonder where!) ride will about 60 miles.

Sunday 10th: 9.15am start from Beaumont College – coffee at Ingleton – destination Sulber Nick (again some Rough-Stuff on the ride and the South Lakes Group will heading in the same direction but starting at 10.00am from Denny beck car park at Halton if you fancy sleep in!) the ride will be 50 miles long.

Saturday 16th: 9.30am start from Slaidburn Car park – Part of Lancashire Led Ride Series Slaidburn – Bowland Knotts – High Bentham – Cross o’ Greet – Slaidburn. A shorter scenic ride led by Mike Hutchinson, the ride about 30 miles long.

Sunday 17th: 9.00am start from Beaumont  College – coffee stop at Beetham Nurseries  Tearoom – destination Grange over Sands. Ride led by Mike Hutchinson, the ride will be about 55 miles long.

Tuesday 19th: Midsummer meal at Bridge House Farm Tearooms, Wray [meal at 7.00pm – ride from Beaumont College starts at 6pm – Booking to Anne Hutchinson on 01524-36061 by Monday 11th June please]

Sunday 24th: 9am start from Beaumont College – coffee stop at the Tearoom at Leighton Moss – destination Kirkby Lonsdale. Ride led by Richard Trevitt.


Lancaster CTC Section – 2007 Tourist Trials

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North Lancashire Cycleway & Bowland Forest Populaire

On the first weekend of July Lancaster CTC Section will once again be organising the North Lancashire Way & Bowland Forest Audax event from Bull Beck car park, near Caton. Starting at 9.00am the route will be same as that used last year: Bull Beck – Millennium Way to Halton, the Kellets, Capernway, Docker Park, Arkholme, Gressingham, Hornby, Wray, Low Gill, Slaiburn, Dunsop Bridge, Chipping, Oakenclough, Harrisend Fell, Quermore and back to Caton.

Total distance 109km (68 miles) with generous time limits allowing riders to finish between 14:27 and 17:43 – requiring an average speed of between 12.5 kph and 20 kph overall.

Free Lancashire Cycleway teeshirts to all who finish this event!

Also this year’s Northern Dales tourist trails [202km & 110km] from Arnside will be held on Sunday 2nd September

This will be 15th year that these events have been held and last year there was total of over 100 entries for these events. Last year’s weather was poor but this year Mike Hutchinson hope for little less rain!

Entries for any of these three tourist trails should be sent to: Mike Hutchinson, Heatherdene, 9 Whinfell Drive, Lancaster LA1 4NY Phone (01524) 36061 E-mail:

Further details and entry forms * available from Mike or from the Audax website at


Blackpool Cycle Fest

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Friday 13th July: Blackpool Grand Prix Elite Men’s Circuit Race (plus support race). Starts at 6pm oppsite the Imperial Hotel on the Promenade. Multiple laps of 1.5 mile course along the North Shore, Middle and Lower Walks. Part of British Cycling’s National Elite Series.

Saturday 14th July: Blackpool Youth Grand Prix Start from 10am. It’s the turn of the up and coming youth riders to race over the same course. Part of the National Youth Circuit Race Series.

Saturday 14th July: Blackpool G.P.Des Dames. The final race over this closed road closed course features the top women in the country taking part in the National Women’s Circuit Race Series. It starts at 8pm.

Sunday 15th July: Blackpool Grand Prix Premier Calendar Road Race. Setting off at 9.30am, the racers tackle a 100 mile course around the Fylde before high speed finish on the Promenade.

Sunday 15th July: Promenade du Bicyclette. After the professionals and elites set off, the pace eases and the intensity slackens for a lovely sedate Sunday morning traffic-free pleasure ride. A unique occasion for families, beginners, leisure riders and couples alike to ride along the sea front on closed roads.