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23rd January 2010: A ride to Melling and High Bentham

I was off  to bad start by getting puncture in the first mile, Peter took over leading the ride and after changing the tube in the back type I caught everyone at the morning coffee stop at Hornby Post Office.

Waiting for the food at the tearoom at Hornby Post Office.

The cake photo at Hornby Post Office.

Chatting and eating!

Following the public byway from Melling Moor to Old Wennington.

Waiting for Peter mend his puncture.

Nick’s front type!

Another puncture repair stop!

The lunch stop in High Bentham.

After we finished our lunch, we decide for brew at the Nose bag cafe in High Bentham.

Waiting for the food and the brews and Ian’s lunch.

More chatting and eating!

Getting ready to set off outside the Nose Bag cafe.

At the start of  Lune Valley cycle path at Bull Beck.

Another photo on the cycle path at Bull Beck.

At end of the ride at the Denny Beck car park near Halton after doing 28.5 miles.

The Rough-Stuff Fellowship car window sticker on Geoff ‘s van, available from the Sale Officer at £2.00 each

Ride report by Simeon Orme

There were two faces at the start of the ride Andy who rode to the start of the ride from Clitheroe (he told me later on in the day he set off at 8am from Clitheroe) and new member Graham, plus six other members.

So the nine of us set off up the Lune Valley cycle path towards Caton, with the first mile I got puncture in my back wheel, after quick chat with Peter it was decide that I would mend my puncture and he would lead rest of the party to the morning cafe stop. So under Peter leadership the rest of the party carry up the cycle path to the Crook’n Lune before following Park Lane through Halton Park up to Kirkby Lonsdale Road, they headed up Kirkby Londsdale Road short distance before turning on to the Aughton Road which they followed through to Gressingham, from Gressingham they crossed over the River Lune via the Loyn Bridge before heading into Hornby on the A683 to our morning cafe stop at the tearooms at Hornby Post Office. After changing the inter tube in the back tyre, I headed up the cycle path up to Bull Beck Bridge where I joined the A683 which I followed up to Hornby and arriving at our cafe stop a few minutes after the rest of the party.

After eating and chatting in the tearoom we headed up the A683 to Melling where we turn on to Lodge Lane which we followed towards Wennington for short distance before turning on to public byway at Melling Moor which we followed over to Old Wennington but half way along this track we had stop for Peter to mend the second puncture of the day. We were soon on way again but as we heading out of Old Wennington we had stop again for Charlie to mend the third puncture of the day. So after Charlie had mended his puncture we followed the lanes around to High Bentham for Lunch.

After lunch we headed about 500 yards down the B6480 for afternoon brew stop at the Nosebag Cafe in High Bentham or for Ian his second lunch stop! After some more chatting and eating in the cafe, we then continue down the B6480 to Low Bentham where we followed Eskew Lane and then Long Lane over to Mill Houses, then the road down the Hindburn Valley to Wray where we rejoined the B6480, which we followed to A683 and then we then headed down A683 through Claughton to Bull Beck Bridge where we join the Lune Valley cycle path which followed back to cars parked at Denny Beck car park, Andy left us in Caton to ride back home to Clitheroe. Another good ride even with three punctures!

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