Starter Club Rides

We hold a ‘Starter Ride’ on the first Sunday in every month to give anyone who is interested in cycling an introduction to our club runs. These rides will give you a great introduction to riding with a club and the benefits that you get from riding with a group of like-minded cyclists.

The Starter Rides run from 9am from our meeting point at Melton Brow – see our Meeting Points page.

Write up from a recent ride

A good turn out this week with nearly 30 riders starting off from Melton roundabout. The ride set off prompt at 0900 as JB not out this week.
A couple of new faces out and soon enough they were enjoying a steady pace into Ulverston and group riding. The route took us through Ulverston on the A590, past Greenodd and left after the twisty bit.

From there we took the back roads to Bouth and then over the gated road. A nice steady pace making sure the group stayed together. We then headed through Force Forge and right over Dale Park. We all crested through a bit of drizzle and re grouped before the decent. It was good to see all the new faces were still smiling at the top.

We headed towards Hawkshed but skirted around and up towards Wray Castle. A nice group climb with new riders encouraged all the way from some regular LRC riders. Here the group split with half heading for a lap of Grasmere via Ambleside whilst the other group with the new riders heading left towards Outgate then up Hawkshead Hill to Betty Fold tea room. It was a welcome coffee and tea break with some opting for a sportsman diet of a bacon sandwich!!

The return leg took us up the remaining part of Hawkshead Hill and right down towards Coniston and down the East side of the lake. We then headed up past the Red Lion at Lowick and over the tops.

It was a fantastic ride and a real good laugh. Total distance was between 45-50 miles dependant on start point. It was great to see some new faces out and nice to hear them say “I will see you next month for sure”.

The Lakes Road Club run a starter ride every fist Sunday of the month for ALL abilities. There will be some regular more experienced riders to help you along with group riding and encouragement and will always make sure you get home. The rides start from the Bus stop in the Ulverston direction just after the Melton roundabout at 0900. Usual distance towards 50 miles with a cafe stop en route.

In order to come along you will need:

  • A road bike in good working order.
  • A spare inner tube (or 2) in case you puncture, along with tyre levers and pump, and a puncture kit just in case!
  • A basic bike toolkit.
  • A drinks bottle or two.
  • Some snacks to eat as you ride.
  • Some money for the café stop and in case of emergency (a mobile phone is probably a good idea)
  • Suitable clothing – including a rain jacket.
  • A cycling helmet is recommended.

We look forwards to seeing you out next month. – Antony Pearson

In would also be worth reading through these articles to get an idea of the techniques for riding in a group:

Britishcycling.org – Group Ride

Cycling Guide – Group Riding

We look forward to seeing you on a ride. If you have any questions, please contact us