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Cycle clubs or groups near Arnside in Cumbria

Posted: 1 Oct 2018, 2:57pm
by GeorgeDR
Hello-Irecently relocated to Arnside in Cumbria.I would like to get out with some people to find my way round the area. What local cycle groups are there? Nearest clubs appear to be Kendal or Lancaster but perhaps there are others or "unofficial" groups? I am not interested in racing but enjoy 40-50m mile cycles. Any suggestions welcome. thanks.

Re: Cycle clubs or groups near Arnside in Cumbria

Posted: 1 Oct 2018, 3:45pm
by Tangled Metal
SLACC is a green organisation that also promotes cycle use in Kendal. Contact them perhaps.

Used to be the Kendal and District cycle scene group. Kind of affiliated to SLACC. An informal and casual group. Evening rides very slow and steady. Weekend rides might be longer and faster to meet your needs.

BTW, without causing offence, the people most involved with then when I used to ride occasionally with them were retirees. I reckon you might make good contacts through them if they still operate even if their official rides aren't to your liking. There's all sorts too. One guy seemed to come out on a different bike every time I went out with them so there's kit monsters in it too.

Re: Cycle clubs or groups near Arnside in Cumbria

Posted: 14 Oct 2018, 11:54am
by Cugel
GeorgeDR wrote:Hello-Irecently relocated to Arnside in Cumbria.I would like to get out with some people to find my way round the area. What local cycle groups are there? Nearest clubs appear to be Kendal or Lancaster but perhaps there are others or "unofficial" groups? I am not interested in racing but enjoy 40-50m mile cycles. Any suggestions welcome. thanks.


Balatedly...

The Lune RCC has many rides in the week from Lancaster, often going to Arnside. They have a facebook page where the 9am Sunday ride list for winter may just be available this week.

There are also runs on Wednesday and Friday from Halton Rowing Club, starting at 10am. These tend to be slower than the Sunday run as there are many retirees.

There are also chain gangs on Tuesday and Thursday, weather permitting.

Cugel

Re: Cycle clubs or groups near Arnside in Cumbria

Posted: 15 Oct 2018, 10:36am
by cycleruk
There is also Kent Valley RC. :-
http://www.kentvalley.co.uk

Re: Cycle clubs or groups near Arnside in Cumbria

Posted: 18 Oct 2018, 10:01am
by roger
Met a rider from Carr Bank at last year's Birthday Rides. From my memory of living round there it not a very big place so you should be able to find him.
FWIW he has a dog which he walks(ed) up Green Lane in Storth past my old bungalow.