2019 Coal Road Challenge

2019 Coal Road Challenge

Sunday 24th February

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Coal Road Recce

After spending 3 weeks in the sunshine in Gran Canaria and off the bike for 4 weeks it was time to get back in action, while in the canaries I was doing fat burning runs of 7 miles every other day and walks in to the mountains three times a week and swimming 30 length of the pool every day, but also eating beautiful meals on the terrace every evening and lots of vino to wash it all down, so it was out with the hybrid and in with the ribble with lights transferred i clocked up 110ml after work most of it in the dark the weather has been quite mild during this week. After checking the weather forecast for this sunday looking a bit grim i decided to do a long run on saturday, as I will be out of the uk on the 27th Feb.
Coal Road - 3rd hardest road climb in Britain
Creative Commons Licence – Photo by Ben Freeman

Lune RCC A Run ride report 6th February 2011 – WHIRLWIND TRIP TO LONGRIDGE & THE FYLDE

Lune RCC A run - Windy and wet but very fun

With weather conditions set to worsen the planned route for Windermere was cancelled. Instead a wind-cheating ride through the lanes to Longridge was proposed. Eight riders ventured out from Dalton sq into the headwind for Galgate.The group then turned left into the shelter of the lanes ,making swift progress Scorton was reached with a couple of die hards making a sprint for the sign. Down a rider ‘THE MAGNIFICENT 7’ turned left after Scorton by the Wyre.

Lune B Run Sunday 23rd January – All roads lead to “Wilfs Cafe”


The local roads, again displayed an icy sheen as we greeted each other on a cold but thankfully dry Sunday morning. So caution was the name of the day and the planned visit to Staveley through the villages of Brigsteer and Crook on the eastern side of the Lyth Valley were temporarily shelved and the riders of the Lune, Leaderless once more, headed in A general Northerly direction still undecided as to our destination but in agreement to stay off the lanes were shaded corners and icy run offs awaited any  unsuspecting soul.

Lune A Run Sunday 23rd January – Almost like dancing on ice

Lune Club Run 23 January


A bright and relatively mild day saw 13 Lune riders leave Dalton Square for a run up to Kirkby Lonsdale, Killington Reservoir, Sedbergh, Barbon and back via Arkholme. A steady pace was set going out to Kirkby Lonsdale where a minor detour was thrown in just to test our collective knowledge of the Kirkby Lonsdale one way system (yes it does have one!). Having got ourselves back on track the climb out toward Old Town saw the Johns, Julian and Nic out front battling it out for the honours which I think went to a John.

Club clothing 2011

Orders to be with Adi by the 19th feb. Other items can be ordered from the catalogue (subject to any minimum requirements), price is as catalogue -10% (discount) +20% (vat). Cheques to ‘Lune RCC’. 

More info? contact Adi on twitter (@lunestock) or a PM on the Lune RCC Forum

See below to have a look / download price list / catalogue 

Sunday 16th January B run – A wet and windy foray to the Yorkshire Dales


The downpour of the previous day continuing to pound the streets should have been enough to deter the hardiest of  Lune riders from venturing onto the roads this January morning. And when after a handful of pedal turns resistance from the cranks ceased accompanied with the crunch of a disintegrating rear mech. The choice between hastily returning to the garage to assemble the spare bike and spending 4 hrs in wet lycra, or returning to the warmth of my recently departed bed was pretty much a no brainer really.

16th January A Run – damp and windy tour up and down some nice lanes

Let’s set the scene first. Saturday afternoon, still glowing from a great ride out in severe weather with James Dunlop, John Dodgin, Chris Morley (and for a brief moment Kipper), I look up again at the Sunday ride list. I know I am supposed to lead the next day’s ride over Bigland — what must be one of my (many) favourite climbs around*. I Look up at the maps online. Mmmm…. Gummers How then Bigland? It was clear the guesstimate of a route that I put forward all those months ago was not going to fly. So, I proceeded to work on a revised ride so the group could drop into Lindale. This is version 1.0 published: “Tomorrow’s club ride route is out. should get some good miles out of that 😉


COAL ROAD CHALLENGE 2011   LUNE RCC Reliability Ride Sunday 27th February. Bull Beck Picnic Site, CATON. 67 miles.   Reliability Rides have been a feature of club cycling for over 100 years. They are NOT RACES and are organised to require each entrant to ride over a pre-set course within an agreed time. The

Sunday 9th January – B Run. Through the Trough and back

The first Sunday morning for several weeks without ice and snow saw eleven B group riders wave the Dales destined A group, led by Ella, away from Dalton Square before setting out themselves for a more leisurely south easterly route. They rolled down the A6 to Galgate before swinging east into the lanes where the climbs encountered around the Dolphinholme road race circuit proved a good test for unfit legs and lungs.