Don't forget, tomorrow (Sunday 7th June) is our club-run sportive, Le Terrier. The weather forecast is close to perfect - dry, sunny & cool but not too windy; the Forest of Bowland countryside is looking its stunning best - fresh green everywhere; and it's an event run by LCC members in support of two important local charities. So if you're thinking of riding, please do! There are 3 route options - 45, 71 & 104 miles. You can sign-on in the morning:
Registration: 07:00 - 08:00 for the Long and Medium routes; 07:30 - 08:30 for the Short route
Start Time: 07:30 - 08.30 for the Long and Medium routes; 08:00 - 09:00 for the Short route
Ample parking and event headquarters at The University of Cumbria, Bowerham Road, Lancaster, LA1 3JD.
For all the details, including routes, go to Le Terrier's webpages.
Then at our evening time trials at Salt Ayre next Thursday (11th June) we will be having our mid-summer prize-givings for the fastest & best-gauged rides so far this year. This should be a lovely social occasion, and (thanks chiefly to Tom & Carmen) we're having a BBQ with burgers, but we need everyone who's coming to contribute; so please bring along something to share - salad, puddings, cakes or something else. Fingers' crossed tomorrow's fine weather will continue, and hope to see you there!
Three LCC members rode Pendle Forest Cycling Club's annual Circuit of Ingleborough Time Trial at the weekend. An easterly wind made the first 10 miles over Cold Cotes and Buck Haw Brow into Settle tough, but thereafter the going got easier, a side wind accompanying the riders up Ribblesdale, and then a good tailwind easing the final run from Ribblehead Viaduct down into Ingleton. The favourable conditions saw Gethin Butler's long-standing course record broken by former national hillclimb champion Tejvan Pettinger (Sri Chinmoy CT), who recorded a remarkable 1 hour and 52 seconds over the tough and hilly 27 miles. A nice account of the event by Tejvan, which includes the full results, can be found on his blog, here.
Last Friday (23rd January) saw our annual Club dinner, again at The Gregson Centre on Moor Lane in Lancaster, again superbly organised by Tom Oldham, and again with great musical accompaniment courtesy of James Geary.
Lancaster Cycling Club's Paul Andrews and Mike Wong, along with other Club members and a fantastic team of dedicated parents, formed the organising crew for local youth cycling club, Salt Ayre Cog Set's winter training camp, based at Yealand Redmayne's Quaker Meeting House last weekend, 5th to 7th December.
At the Club's Annual General Meeting last week, we discussed getting a bit more life into this website, so it better reflects just how much cycling we collectively do, as well as how much cycling we as a Club help make happen - organising sportives, races, club rides, touring trips, and all the rest.
So hopefully there'll soon be lots of exciting Club news, and other stuff relevant to cycling in and around Lancaster, coming your way.
Is there anything you think your Clubmates ought to know about? Any ideas you'd like to share? Have you done anything interesting (to do with cycling!) recently? Got any great photos? All contributions welcome!
Have you got a cupboard full of old bike bits you've been meaning to get rid of?
Or are you in the market for bike parts, clothing or accessories?
Then visit our new swap shop page on Facebook to get rid of unwanted kit or pick up a bargain.
You'll find the page at: https://www.facebook.com/LancasterCyclingClubSwapShop
Lancaster Cycling Club's winter club run season is starting soon!
These friendly social rides are open to riders of all abilities.
No chain-ganging and no one left behind - just come for a ride, a chat and a brew (and possibly some cake too).
Keep an eye on the club Facebook page for times, dates and routes.
This week's ride: Arnside - Sunday, December 13
Meet at the Edge bike shop in Chapel Street, Lancaster, at 9.15am for a 9.30 start.