For this ride you ride leader will be Paul Dresser with Barry Ring as tail ender. The route has been done before and is one of our longer ‘all day’ rides. Unfortunately the most efficient way of getting to the lakes and doing it within the day is to go straight out on the A65.
If we set off at 9.15am then we should hit the Ireby Green Farm Shop for 10.45 am. (Ireby Green Farm, Ireby, Cowan Bridge, Carnforth LA6 2JH). It is only a short hop from here to the Lakeland Museum (25 mile) so you could either get a good brunch and spend the time in the museum or have lunch at the Museum.
Next stop is Lakeland Motor Museum (Old Blue Mill, Backbarrow, Ulverston LA12 8TA). This will give us enough time for a walk around the museum before lunch in the excellent cafe. Entry to the museum is £9 (https://www.lakelandmotormuseum.co.uk/).
From there we head up around the back of Windermere towards Ambleside, running back down the other side, through Kendal, Sedburgh to Hawes, re-fuelling just outside Windermere. Due to the length of the ride I plan a rest/toilet stop at Hawes for about 10 minutes.
From there we head back through the Dales via Kettlewell and Grassington, finishing the ride at Stump Cross Caverns around 4.30 pm.
Meet at Dragon Rd Lorry Park with full tank of fuel at 9am for a 9.15 am start.
Ride Leader Paul Dresser 07515 910223
Tail End Barry Ring 07847 786608