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 backĀ  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