11th September 2011: A ride around Lancaster

The cafe photo at the Close Encounter Refreshment Room on Carnforth Railway Station.

Near the railway bridges going over the River Keer.

On the canal towpath near Crag Bank.

A duck at side of the towpath near Bolton-le-Sands.

Looking back down the canal at Bolton-le-Sands.

A sunflower in Bolton-le-Sands.

A view of the canal in Lancaster.

Heading along the cycle track towards University of Lancaster.

Fuchsia at side of road in Bailrigg.

Warehouse Door in Galgate.

On the cycle track heading back towards Lancaster.

A lunch view at home.

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Ride Report by Simeon Orme

It was not surprising see any more bikes lock up outside the Close Encounter Refreshment Room or any other members inside the cafe waiting for me, drinking coffee and chatting before the start of the ride with a bad weather report for second weekend in a row, it was case of how many hours of dry cycling weather before it started to rain which would most folk off  about thinking about going out on ride.

After coffee and cake, I decide to follow the shore road from Carnforth to Crag Bank, then after crossing over the A6, I headed along the towpath / cycle path towards Bolton-le-Sands, stopping on route a few times to take photos and being by myself I had time play with the camera as you can tell from the photos. In Bolton-le-Sand I headed along Ancliffe lane towards Beaumont in Lancaster, where I got chatting to another cyclist out with son and told him about the group and gave him a Rough-Stuff Journal to look at!

After crossing over Bottomdale Road the lane turns into interesting track which I followed down into Beaumont. In Beaumont, I rejoin the towpath / cycle path on the Lancaster Canal which followed through the centre of Lancaster to Ashton Road where I followed the cycle route up to University of Lancaster with detour to look at bridleway to Lawson’s Bridge which prove interesting.

From University of Lancaster, I headed through Ellel, to Galgate and then on to Conder Green where I join the Lune Valley cycle track which I followed back through Lancaster to Halton. In Lancaster I had stop for few minutes to cape up due to rain. Once I got home I had 31 miles on the clock.

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