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For cyclists who love off-road leisure cycling in the South Lakes and Yorkshire Dales


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Saturday 5th July 2008: A ride to Skiddaw House and along the Old Coach Road.

The sign for Cycle Cafe in Greystoke.

Waiting for food.

The cake photo.

The Cafe

Stopping for everyone to catch up, on the climb out of Greystoke.

The road head on national cycle route 71

On the road between Low Mill and Mosedale

Heading up the Caldew Valley

The last few yards of  tarmac before the start of the track.

Looking back down the valley

Looking up the valley

The start of the track

Stopping for lunch.

The pack lunch.

It’s started to rain again! Looking back down the track.

The first view of Skiddaw House

Looking back down the track.

Crossing over the River Caldew.

Skiddaw House.

The view from Skiddaw House looking towards Blease Fell.

Dropping down from Skiddaw House to cross over Salehow Beck.

View of the track a head and the Glenderaterra Valley.

Looking back on the track heading to Threlkeld

Fixing Geoff’s bike.

Stopping to looking at the view!

The view.

The last part of the track down to the Blencathra Centre.

The start of the Old Coach Road.

The start of the climb out of St. John in the Vale.

Looking back.

At the top of the climb out St.John’s in the Vale.

The road ahead! Those black clouds ahead gave us our final soaking of the day.

The view looking back down the Road with Skiddaw in the background.

Just cross over Mosedale Beck via the Mariel Bridge.

Back at the cars!

Wet feet again!

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