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Below collection news items about cycling, events and cycling club news. I f you would add a news item to notice board below, please email the details to Simeon at simeonorme[at]southlakesgroup.org.uk
The Last Rider on the Dukes Cinema
Saturday, July 08, 2023
The Last rider a film about Greg LeMond is on at the Dukes Cinema in Lancaster from 18th to 20th July, click the link for more information on Dukes Cinema website.
Brooks Saddles YouTube
Saturday, July 09, 2022
Brooks Saddles have add number videos on how fix their saddles to their YouTube Channel at this link
York Cycle Rally 2022
Friday, December 31, 2021
If thinking about going to York Cycle Rally in 2022 which is from 17th to 19th of June you book a camping pitch on there website at this link. You may want make a week of it as there Vintage Cycle Festival on at Ulverston in South Lakes from 10th to 12th June more information at this link then spend a few days following the Bay cycle route to Morecambe and the  Way of the Roses to York.
Amazon has donated £173.67
Friday, December 31, 2021
If shop on Amazon quite often which I done pass few years think about doing via smile.amazon.co.uk and amazon will donate 0.5 percent of sale to charity of your choice and few folk like myself have chosen Cycling-UK which have receive £173.67 in donations so far from Amazon and Amazon have donate over £12,312,173.29 to UK Charities from customers using Amazon Smile website.
Ride leaders for CTC Lancaster and South Lakes Group
Friday, December 31, 2021
If you Cycling UK Member in North Lancashire or the South Lakes, the local group needs your help with more members coming forward lead ride on Sunday or Thursday. You can find more information on their website at this link or contact their rides co-ordinator Mike Codd using the e-mail at this link on their website.
Will we be cycling more in 2022
Friday, December 31, 2021
There is opinion post on the Cycling UK website 'Will we be cycling more in 2022 by Cycling UK Chief Executive Sarah Mitchell' which may interest you at this link.
12 cycle routes to do in UK.
Friday, December 31, 2021
There useful article on 12 long distance routes to do in UK in 2022 if thinking staying at home and not going abroad, its worth taking a look for some ideals at this link.
Changes to the Highway Code
Friday, December 31, 2021
There is interesting article in the Guardian about changes to the Highway Code which is well worth reading if you drive or ride or cycle or walk which worth reading and may save you money in fines at this link and also on Cycling UK website at this link.
Millenium Cycle Track Closure
Thursday, January 30, 2020
Lancaster City council has announced that the work on a flood wall between Lancaster and the Holiday Inn will commence on 11th February. This means that the cycle track on that section will be closed for a year, and there will be an alternative, specially constructed, route along Caton Road. You can find more information about the closure at this link.
Closures effecting cyclist's in Lancashire
Monday, January 06, 2020
The proposed closure of the M6 between J32 Broughton and J33 Hampson Green (see below) will seriously affect cyclists south of Lancaster. The A6 will be very congested and I expect lots of local drivers to race through local lanes to try and avoid the congestion on the A6. Th The problems with Harris end is also pushing more traffic through Scorton and Barnacre. I would recommend an alternative ride heading North or east..

' The M6 will be closed in both directions between junctions 32 and 33 for three full consecutive weekends as work to remove a bridge gets underway.

Highways England says it is necessary to remove Nans Nook footbridge for “operational purposes”.

Confirming the dates for the weekends on Twitter a spokesman said: “I am now able to confirm that these planned works are indeed full closures of the M6 between J32 Broughton and J33 Hampson Green.

“The roads are scheduled to be closed in both directions on the weekends of Jan 10 - 13, 17 - 20 and 24 - 27, 2020.”

The Post understands the motorway will be closed from 8pm on the Friday of each of the weekends listed until 5am on Monday 13 and 27 and 6am on Monday 20.

The bridge is located just south of Lancaster Motorway Services.

Highways England says it is working with Lancashire County Council to put in place an alternative safe and convenient permanent route for pedestrians wishing to cross the M6.

Prior to the confirmation of dates on Twitter Highways England had planned one weekend where the motorway would be closed.

The other closure affects the Guild Wheel so I don’t suppose it will bother many of our members in the next few weeks M55 link road: Section of Preston’s Guild Wheel set to close as construction of the Preston Western Distributor road continues However as work on the M55 Link Road continues I would expect further closures and diversions in this area. If anyone is thinking of a ride round the Guild Wheel later in the year check it out nearer the time. The ultimate plans for this link road and its roundabout with the A583 have been discussed and found very unsatisfactory by cycle campaigners in Preston especially members of the British Aerospace Cycle User Group who commute by bike to Warton.

The above information came by via e-mail from local Cycling UK Group.

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