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The South Lakes Group

Your local off-road cycle touring club

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

Part of the ‘Where 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.

About National Club

As you gather from our home page the South Lakes Group is a local group of the Rough-Stuff Fellowship a national off-road cycling touring club based in the UK with oversea members in several counties across the world and local area groups across the UK.

The national club is run by a national committee made up of officials elected each year at the Easter Meet and member (The Area Secretary) from each local group of the RSF. The committee meets twice year at the the Easter and Autumn Meets.

Also national club is a company limited by guarantee and as to punbish an Annual Report each year, you can read the current and past Annual Reports of Rough-Stuff Fellowship Limited at this link.

The RSF was formed on 29th May 1955 at the Black Swan Hotel, West Street, Leominster, (you can read account of the inaugural meeting by Bob Harrison at this link) with aim of banding together those cyclists who traverse rougher and quieter routes as part of their pastime, to add to their enjoyment and appreciation of the countryside.

Each year at the Easter Meet, at the national annual dinner the President  hands out prizes to the various members who have won the various competitions over the year, ‘The RSF member’ has written interest article about the awards and their origins at this link.

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