Category Archives: Riding for fun

Natty cycles the Way of the Roses

Last October Natty, aged 6, cycled the Way of the Roses.  Here he tells the tale in his own words. Once we went on a bicycle ride called the Way of the Roses.  It takes 4 days.  At the end … Continue reading

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Electric bike hire on Morecambe Bay Cycle Way

This is perhaps not the most appropriate time to talk of cycle-touring, but it’s never too early to plan for spring and summer touring. Electric bike hire is available at various locations along the Morecambe Bay Cycle Way.  The Morecambe … Continue reading

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Dynamo AGM – Tuesday 31 October

Do you cycle in Lancaster, Morecambe, Carnforth, Heysham, Galgate and/or all points inbetween? Then come to the Dynamo AGM and find out more about local everyday cycling. This is a round-up of the year and a look-ahead to the next one, … Continue reading

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Morecambe Bay Cycle Way

Finally Patricia has cycled (most of the) 81-mile Morecambe Bay Cycle Way, which runs from Walney Island to Glasson Dock and gives her verdict below. (Map here.) With a surprisingly laden bike for just an overnight stop, I caught the 07.33 train from Lancaster to … Continue reading

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Vintage by the Sea bike ride – Saturday 3 September

Once again, Vintage by the Sea is organising a bike ride on Saturday 3 September.  Register at http://www.sustrans.org.uk/events/vintage-bike-ride-sea-morecambe.

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Cycle touring festival – 27-30 May 2016 at Clitheroe

At Waddow Hall, Clitheroe.  All details on their website. Speakers include: Stephen Lord, the original author of the Adventure Cycle Touring Handbook Neil & Harriet Pike, Andean adventurers and current authors of the ACTH Kate Rawles, enthusiast of journeys with a … Continue reading

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A proper hill climb!

Kalamata, Greece, 11 o’clock this morning – the start of a cycle race up the Taygetos mountains.  Thirty-four kilometres of uphill from the port of Kalamata towards Sparta.  I decided against joining in – my Brompton didn’t quite fit the … Continue reading

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Carnforth Cycle Museum

Popping into Dyno Start in Carnforth today, I discovered that they have a small cycle museum upstairs.  You can take a virtual tour or – for that authentic bike shop smell –  visit it on the A6 main road just north … Continue reading

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“Eat, sleep, cycle” book tour event – Tuesday 15 September, Lancaster

Anna Hughes, author of “Eat, Sleep, Cycle: a bike ride around the coast of Britain”, will be in Lancaster on Tuesday 15 September. She will be reading from her book about her 4,000-mile cycle ride at the Robert Gillow, 64 … Continue reading

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More events to mark opening of Morecambe Bay cycle way

As well as the inaugural ride (see post below), Sustrans/Morecambe Bay Partnership are also organising two family-friendly events for Sunday 14 June: 1.   A celebration event at Glasson Dock on Sunday 14 June from 1.30-5.00 p.m. – a mini-festival, with … Continue reading

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