South Lakes Group

Your Local off-road cycle touring club

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

Part of the ‘Where’s the Brew stop? The off-road cycle touring website’ The site about off-road cycle touring routes, cyclist’s cafes, local group events, the South Lakes Group and good photos

16th September 2012: A ride to Cafe d’Lune at Conder Green

The cake photo at Cafe d’Lune at Conder Green.

Out side Cafe d’Lune at Conder Green.

Heading back along the Lancaster Canal.

A bit further along the Lancaster Canal.

Ride Report by Simeon Orme

Yes I can say the weather report for today ride was right for a change ie being wet. Anyway my first part of  the morning  was spend raking bunkers and changing the holes at the golf course where I work, I  did manage to get around in the dry and made it home just before 9am  to change from work cloths to cycling cloths, check computer for any e-mails, then had senior moment wondering where I put a track mitt and spend several minutes looking around the house for it , then found it when  took my cap off at Cafe d’Lune, the guilty mitt fell on to floor. So I was late setting off , so it was fast ride down the Lune Valley cycle in the pouring rain following the cycle track down the Lune Valley to Conder Green. I got there for 10.15 am, the only cyclists in the cafe were a few members of the local CTC group.

So after having a coffee and a cake in the cafe, I  headed back up the Lune Valley Cycle towards Lancaster and got chatting to another cyclist, at the Aldcliffe turn off on cycle track I took the scenic  route through Aldcliffe and then followed the cycle path along side the canal through Lancaster to the Aqueduct, then drop back down to Lune Valley cycle track and followed the cycle path back home to Halton.

Considering that pouring down with rain for few hours that I was out, there was a lot cyclists out and about getting cycling fix for the last day of the weekend.

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Click here to see ride photos of 23rd September ride of the South Lakes Group to Claife Heights and around Grizedale Forest or click here to check out other photo galleries on the ‘Where’s the Brew Stop?’ Websites.