Lune RCC B run. Sunday 6th Nov.

On November 8, 2011 by admin

Sub zero temperatures and a touch of frost on the ground did not deter the turnout for the B run and 25 riders gathered in Dalton Sq. for the run north to Beckfoot and Sedbergh.  20 riders had already left for the A run to Hawes so a very good turnout for the Lune.  The forecast for the day was unusually good (for Nov.)  and we were not disappointed.  It would be hard to find a better day for a winter run; clear blue skies, virtually no wind and a touch of warm sun.  A steady pace saw the run through Slyne and Carnforth and onward to Burton and Crooklands. A right turn took the ride up the quiet climb via Gatebeck to the Old Hutton road where a group turned off towards Kendal heading for the autumn splendour of the Lakes.  The rest carried on towards Bendrigg with 2 others heading back to Lancaster via the Old Hutton circuit. By now the warm sun and a few sharper climbs had the group shedding gilets and windproofs and reaching for bottles.  As we crossed the Kendal-Sebergh road a further 2 dropped down to Sedbergh hoping to knock back a 3 course lunch before the rest of us arrived. The route from here heads north towards Beckfoot with some short but steep ups and downs.  Inevitably the group started splitting on these climbs but regrouped on reaching the old Roman road at Fairmile lane where we turned right and followed the undulating lane to Sedbrgh for a welcome cafe stop. Those with ‘domestic commitments’  resisted the break and headed straight back to Lancaster while the remainder enjoyed a well-earned lunch and headed back through Kirby and Arkholme an hour later. Overall a superb club run of 60 miles in 4 hours with superb views and weather.