Meet at Route 59 Cafe, BD23 6AF from 9.00am. We will leave at 09:30 after a ride briefing. Please arrive with full fuel tanks.
The first section of the ride takes you to Kirkby Lonsdale via the A59 and A65 to our morning coffee stop at the Devils Bridge Cafe, Kirkby Lonsdale, LA6 2DF.
After coffee, we head west on the A65 crossing the M6 onto the A590, A5092 and A5084 south of the lakes heading alongside Coniston lake to Coniston. From Coniston we head to Ambleside on the A593 where we stop for lunch. Free motorcycle parking at Miller Bridge parking, LA22 OEE.
After lunch, from Ambleside we head towards Troutbeck alongside the Windermere lake on the A591 where we turn off towards Patterdale and Glenridding over the Kirkstone Pass. We continue alongside Ullswater lake on the A592 to Pooley Bridge. From Pooley Bridge we head east to pick-up the A6 south to Shap and from there onto Orton, Tebay and Sedbergh via the B6261, B6260 A685, B6257 and A684. From Sedbergh we head to Hawes on the A684 passing through Oughtershaw, Deepdale and onto Buckden where we pick-up the B6160 passing through Starbottom, Kettlewell and Kilnsey to Grassington. Passing through Grassington on the B6265 we head to Hebden and onto the finish at Stump Cross Cavens, HG3 5JL. Approximate finish time 16:30.
The route is approximately 178 miles.
Rideout Leader – Paul Holmes (mobile: 07746 378175).
T.E.C – Peter Germaine (mobile: 07531 967916). Note: gpx route file is available if required.