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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 7:39 pm 
Deputy National AEC
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NOW SATURDAY 28TH..

All welcome retro or modern, ride will set off from the Memorial Hall Burton-In-Kendal at 1030am on Saturday November 21st. Expect 3 - 4 hours of time in the saddle.

The ride crosses the limestone pavements and singletrack of Farleton Fell before taking in picturesque country lanes and bridleways around the stunning town of Kirby Lonsdale (lunchstop), the final part of the ride brings us back over Farleton Fell climaxing in the old national downhill course. There are also plenty of alternate routes for those feeling the strain or in doubt.

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Farleton Fell Singletrack.

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Farleton Fell Limestone Pavements. (weather pending, if wet I have an alternative route)

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The Lonsdale Valley.

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Old DH course follows the path of an ancient fault line.

Burton-In-Kendal is on the A6070 between M6 Junction 36 Kendal/South Lakes and M6 Junction 35 Carnforth. For those wishing to stay over the Kings Arms offers good cheap accommodation and a fine selection of beers (also recce’d)
http://kingsarmsburton.co.uk/

More route survey pics here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sinnett177 ... 418957037/


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 10:44 pm 
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damn yes, that looks great- I have no passes left this year but I'll be there by hook ..... You need to promise me it will be as nice a day as when you went- beautiful 8)

ok Macretro lets be having you!


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 10:49 pm 
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Farleton Fell was my first ever mountain bike ride. We used to love that downhill along the fault (been rock climbing there a few times, too) :D

Just hold your noses through the pig farm at the bottom :? :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 11:18 pm 
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:( Travelling back from Wales on 21st. It's so unfair.

Hope the weather's good for you.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 11:44 pm 
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I am off that weekend......... :P


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 12:02 am 
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Looking good. Can you arrange similar weather to that shown in the photos?

I'll be there regardless...


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 12:02 am 
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cool any more?


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 12:18 am 
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drystonepaul wrote:
Looking good. Can you arrange similar weather to that shown in the photos?

I'll be there regardless...


Aye some nice shorts and T shirt stuff :D


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 12:34 am 
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Grrrrrr, just taken a booking at work for the 21st this afternoon. Bugger :cry:


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 12:22 pm 
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Seriously consider this, how far from Kendal/Oxenholme/Carnforth is it, at that time of year I'd prefer to train it :D


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