URGENT – AWAYDAY POSTPONED TO 23RD OCTOBER

URGENT – DUE TO UNFAVOURABLE WEATHER CONDITIONS OUR ORGANISERS HAVE RELUCTANTLY POSTPONED THIS EVENT TO 23RD OCTOBER 2019, ALL NEW DETAIL AS BELOW

October Awayday ride- Downham

For the final Awayday ride of the season on WEDNESDAY 23rd OCTOBER we start at DOWNHAM in a ride organised by Chris Rogers

The arrangements are that we will meet the Car Park at the end of the village at 9.30am. The ride will be 33 miles with 400m of climbing going out to Grindleton, Stonyhurst College,Ribchester,Brockhall Village,Whalley Viaduct,Pendleton,Worston and then back to Downham for 4.45/5pm

Car Parking:-

Downham is off the A59 just before Clitheroe.Turn right signposted Chatburn/Downham and turn left at the junction to Downhm.It is about an hours drive from Harrogate.

Parking for the ride is at the end of Downham Village opposite the Ice Cream Shop. Parking is free and there are toilets in the car park. There is no cafe in the village for early morning coffe so either dtop on route or bring a flask.

Coffee/Lunch stops:-

There will be one cafe stop at Ribchester(18.5 miles) at the Potters Barn cafe on Church Street.The menu can be viewed at :- www.potters-barn.com/cafe.html

Ride Leaders

Chris Rogers will lead the ride and we are looking for a volunteer to lead the second group. If you volunteer you are guarenteed a place on the ride.

Whilst we aim to be back for 4.30/4.45pm this time can’t be guaranteed as there may be delays due to mechanicals, punctures etc.

What do I do if I want to go on this ride?

There are only 24 places on the ride and places are allocated on a first come first served basis. Therefore send an e-mail to Kevin Douglas ( E-mail- kvsvdouglas73@gmail.com) requesting a place. If successful you will then be sent an e-mail to confirm your place. Once full a reserve list will be started in case anyone drops out before the day. Only send an e-mail if you want to be considered for the ride.

If selected and you have any problems before the ride  then contact Kevin by email or on his mobile (07584572375) to let him know so the place can be reoffered to others.

The rides are, of course, weather dependent and so we will post a message on the website the night before (by 8pm) if the ride is cancelled.
Anyone who would like a lift or can offer a lift to other riders should contact Kevin Douglas(e-mail above) and he will try to arrange things with those who are going. Also contact him if you have any other queries.

The route map is set out below for those who want to look at it/download it:-

https://cycle.travel/map/journey/88916