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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.


Useful information Section


Local Cycling Clubs

Cumbria Cycling Club A local cycling touring club in the Lakes which organises day rides and YHA Weekends.

The Bogtrotters Mountain Bike Club.

Lancaster Cycling Club.

Lancaster University Cycling Club.

Kendal and District Cycle Scene.

Lancaster CTC Section.

Eden Valley CTC Section.

DYNAMO:  Lancaster & District Cycle Campaign.

Lune Racing Cycling Club.

Kent Valley Road Club.

Garstang Cycling Club.

Mudpackers Mountain Bike Club: A mountain biking club on the Lancashire and Yorkshire border.

City of Lancaster Triathlon. Offer regular organised cycle rides Saturday and Sunday morning meeting at Total Fitness in Lancaster.

The Salt Ayre Cog Set is Lancaster's cycling club for young people.

National Cycling Clubs

The Rough-Stuff Fellowship.

Cyclists’ Touring Club.

Audax UK.

London Cycling Campaign.

Sustrans.

Welsh Cycling Association.

Ordre des Cols Durs.

Wheels for All.

Tandem Club.

Cycling Time Trails.

National Clarion Cycling Club.

Other Cycling Clubs

South Manchester CTC Section.

Information on Scotland

The Hebridean Island of Mull The Real Jurassic Park of Scotland

Local Cycling Forums

Ride the Lakes.com:This is a brand new internet forum created by Mountain Bikers in the Lake District for Mountain Bikers who ride in and around the Lake District.

Other Organisations

The Lake District Area of The Ramblers Association.

The Lake District National Park Authority.

The Friends of the Earth.

The National Byway.

The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority.

Areas Outstanding Natural Beauty

Arnside and Silverdale.

Forest of  Bowland.

Nidderdale.

North Pennines.

Solway Coast.

West Pennine Moors.

Information on Iceland

ME Iceland pages Useful information on cycle touring in Iceland (Site recommend by Ivan Viehoff).

Member’s Web sites

Masterlyinactivity.com  is the website of Tracey Maund and Colin Champion. Joan Cornish has set up a website of her cycle tour of the Shetland Islands.Here link too new member Stephen Limbert website. Here link Joel Metx website who lives in USA.

Camping Stoves: an address for primus parts etc.

Places to visit on Tour: in the lakes. in the Yorkshire Dales, in North Lancashire.

Local Government: Lancashire County Council, Lancaster City, Preston, Ribble Valley.

For local information on: Lancaster and Morecambe Bay Area, In Cumbria,

Web sites with Cycle routes: from Kendal, from Windermere.

Long distance cycle routes or trails: click here for a complete list.

Useful Shops on the Web for the Cyclist: click here for a complete list

Holiday Companies: Mountain biking and Cycling.

Cycling Clubs: in the UK.

Members Books: click here for a complete list.

Useful Guide Books: click here for a complete list.

Cycling on Canals: click here for more information.

General Information web sites: click here for more information.

Access Days on Warcop Training Area .

Starting a new area group.

Lancashire Highways Partnership: for reporting defects (Potholes, faulty streetlighting etc).

British Columbia Camping: Direct contacts, descriptions, photos and maps for campsites, RV  parks and camping in British Columbia, Canada.

Lancaster City Council’s travel and transport website.

Lancaster City Council’s cycling website.

Pendle Bike Fest: The Fest encourages people to get on their bikes and into a healthier lifestyle and promotes cycling as a wonderful way of enjoying the Pendle countryside. The Fest is organized by Pennine Events.

Hedging cutting on Highways.

Lancashire Country Council’s Cycling Website.

CTC off road trails project.

Details of obstructions on Bridleways and Paths in Lancashire can be forward to countrysideservices@env.lancscc.gov.uk

Mountain Biking Websites: Mountain Bike Cumbria,

Tourist Information Centres: In the Yorkshire Dales,

Cumbria Cycle Co-ordination Group: Index page for Notes,  Notes from  October 2006 Meeting,

Lancaster District Cycling and Walking Forum: click here to see notes past meeting of this forum.

CTC websites for reporting obstructions on tracks and pot holes on roads.

Local Access Forums

Cumbria Local Access Forum, Lake District Local Access Forum, Yorkshire Dales Access Forum, Lancashire Local Access Forum and North Yorkshire Local Access Forum.

Weather Websites

Weatherline - weather forecast for the Lake District National Park.

Met Office - weather forecast for the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

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