Cycling Day Cost £70
September 17th (Thursday)
We will be cycling tandems. Each VI will be paired up with an experienced tandem pilot. We will need to know your height and weight in order to pair you up with a suitable pilot and get the right tandem.
We will aim to cycle around 40 – 50miles during the day. The area is rolling with a few challenging hills. We will be aiming for a sociable pace rather than race training!
If you have specialist cycling clothing please wear that. If not then jogging pants or running tights will suffice along with tee shirts and fleeces. A pair of padded cycling shorts will add to your comfort. We do have a selection of donated cycling gear which is available to borrow, please let us know.
Please bring a pair of gloves that you can cycle in.
If you wish to use your own pedals and cycling shoes please bring them along, otherwise the tandems are equipped with flat pedals and you will need trainers to ride in. Please let us know in advance if you are bringing your own pedals.
Changing facilities are limited so if possible arrive in your cycling kit.
Please bring your own water bottle.
Please make sure you have a face covering with you and a small bottle of hand sanitiser that you can keep on you at all times.
We will provide packed lunches and won’t be going to cafes.
If you are not local you will need to arrange your own accommodation we can make recommendations but you will need to satisfy yourself that the accommodation can provide any assistance you may need.
We will pick participants up from their accommodation in Kendal or from Oxenholme Station between 10am and 10.30am. We will let you know more exact timings when we have everyone’s details.
It’s very hard to know how long the ride will take. We would expect to be finished by late afternoon. We will drop you back at your accommodation. If you are travelling home by train the same day, please book a train after 6pm.
To keep overall numbers down instructors may also be guiding.
All participants will be expected to respect the arrangements made to keep everyone as safe as possible. These will include more remote guiding, face masks in transport and when close contact is required, regular hand washing and sanitising and social distancing wherever possible.
We also expect that participants have been living carefully and minimising their risk of contracting Covid.
Once a guiding pair is established that pair work together for the whole day.
Guide Dogs. We would prefer if they do not come as we would need to find a dog sitter (most of our regular dog minders are in the older age group and are therefore unavailable at the moment) and if we are able to do that it would introduce another person into the group.
If you have any symptoms or have had contact with anyone with covid symptoms or a positive test you should not attend the course. In this case we will refund your course fee.
If you want to book or find out more please get in touch.