Feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries. Meanwhile we hope that these FAQs might be helpful.
While we will select traffic-free routes where possible and practicable, some of the ride will be on roads with traffic. You should check the route information for the stage you have in mind and make your decision as to whether you would enjoy riding that stage/s.
We are using the term ‘stage’ to mean one day’s cycling. The stages are of different distances and levels of challenge.
It is your responsibility to ensure that your bike is in good working order. You are also expected to carry what you would need to repair a puncture on your own bike. You will get some help with this, of course, being the friendly bunch we are. We won’t be able to provide a repair service but will do our best to get you back on the road. You won’t be left behind – if you have a problem, someone will stay with you until it is resolved or until you can safely leave the ride.
There will be a charge of £20.00 per stage with a discount for those cycling more than one stage. Ride leaders and riders under 18 will register free.
We must limit our numbers on each stage to 8 riders and two ride leaders.
The speed of each stage of the ride will depend on the terrain and the context. We would expect to cycle at an average speed, while moving, of 10 miles per hour. That converts to an average of 7 mph when short stops are included. So this is not a slow ride but neither is it fast! The focus will be on enjoying the ride while covering the distance that day. Some of the stages are long (50+ miles) and so there will be limited time for ‘hanging around’.
Registration will open in early February and will be linked from here as well as other points on this site. You will be able to register for one or more stages.
No. Each stage (with the possible exception of the short one between Lancaster and Kendal – Stage 11) will have a point where riders can leave or join the route so as to cover a shorter distance. We hope that this will make the ride more accessible to ‘ordinary’ cyclists. You don’t have to be a long-distance rider to cycle some of the stages with us.