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1st January 2010: A ride to Morecambe, photos taken by Simeon Orme

Stopping for the toilets at Sainsburys in Lancaster.

A view of St Georges Quay in Lancaster.

A view looking down the River Lune towards Golden Ball Inn.

The view across the River Lune, the photo was taken from the cycle path near Snatchems.

The tide had flooded over the road at the Golden Ball Inn , so we back track and followed the cycle path to Morecambe instead of going Sunderland.

On the promenade at Morecambe looking toward the Stone Jetty.

Looking back down the stone Jetty towards Morecambe.

Looking at the view across the bay.

Boats moor near the promenade.

Looking at the view across the bay.

Heading along Ancliffe Lane out of Bolton-le-Sands.

We stop for some lunch at Pat and Fred.

Ride report by Simeon Orme

It was cold start for the first day of the New Year! So the six of us headed down the cycle track into Lancaster with quick stop at Sainsburys for the toilets for the three members who travel up from Blackburn to join us for the first South Lakes Group ride of the year! We soon on our away again crossing over the River Lune via Milennium Bridge (which is cycle and pedestrian bridge), there some views of the houses and warehouses all the way along St Georges Quay from the west side of the River Lune its just shame about all the rubbish floating in the tide! We soon at Salt Ayre where we followed the cycle path down to Snatchems and due to the tide flooding over the road at the Golden Ball Inn, we decide to change the route of the ride instead of going to Sunderland, we back track and headed down Ovangle Road to rejoin the Lancaster to Morecambe Cycle Path. I should point out that Jim join us on the ride at Snatchems and this was due to Anni chatting to him about the ‘RSF’ inviting him on the ride, I just wish more members would do this! Anyway getting back to the ride headed down to Lancaster and Morecambe Cycle Path and we soon cycling along the promenade to the Stone Jetty. We stopped at the end of the Stone Jetty to look at the views across Morecambe Bay and be a local, I tend to forget how beautiful the views of the Lakeland Fells from the promenade.

After looking at the views across the Bay, we cycle along the prom towards Hest Bank then followed the cycle path up on to the Lancaster Canal, we then followed cycle path along the canal to Bolton-le-Sands. We then headed out of Bolton-le-Sands Village on Ancliffe Lane before drop down to Halton to have lunch at Pat & Fred.

After lunch as know one want to do anymore miles we headed back to cars parked at Denny Beck car park.

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