The main aim of future ‘Where’s the Brew Stop? Cycle touring group rides, is to build up group of folk who are interest doing cycle touring rides with a bit of rough-stuff on some of the rides, meeting up every Sunday at around 10am for brew and cake in various cafes around North Lancashire, South East Cumbria and Western Side of North Yorkshire. Then heading out for ride to explore the delights of these three counties, the lunch stop will usually be some where with good view so you need a pack lunch and then calling in a bit later in the ride at another cafe for afternoon brew cake before heading back to starting point of ride.
The reason for meeting up at cafe at around 10am, give folk like myself opportunity to ride out to start of ride and others who live a bit further away to drive there. Also if you start ride from inside a cafe, it give everyone opportunity to get know before setting off on the ride.
The starting point for each ride will usually between five to fifteen miles away from Lancaster, one week ride may start in Conder Green and next week’s ride may start in Kirkby Lonsdale this will allow more folk to ride out to start of ride if they wish.
The mileage on the rides from the starting point to finishing point of the ride will usually between 25 miles to 35 miles in the Winter months of the years and in summer months between 45 to 50 miles. High percentage of the ride will be on tarmac and small percentage of the ride may be off-road like the pass from Sadgill in Longsleddale over to Stile End in the Kentmere Valley or parts of Pennine Bridleway in the Yorkshire Dales.
The rides are aim at folk who like Carradice Saddlebags, Brook Saddles and maybe shop at Spa Cycles so please come on bike suitable for ride ie what the cycling press call’s adventure cycle touring bike this is touring bike with 35 mm tyres or bigger.
The ride will be usually led by Simeon Orme or if some one as better ideal than him at morning brew stop by them. On the ride faster riders will wait for slower rides to catch up so that the party will stay together until after afternoon brew stop where riders will usually peel off from ride to head for home as ride get nearer finishing point for ride which is usually some where near morning cafe stop.
Information about next week’s ride will usually posted up on Next week’s ride page on the Where’s the brew stop website, posted on Simeon’s Twitter and Facebook accounts and email to anyone on Where’s the Brew Stop e-mail list (the mailing list is for users of this site to send each other e-mails via one e-mail address, the list is moderated by the webmaster, you join mailing list at this link) on Monday or Tuesday evening by Simeon.