Littledale, Caton and Glasson on the bike

Clougha

Clougha Pike from Little Fell Lane

I promised that next time I go out on the bike I’d take my camera, and I’ve stuck to my word! I was revising all day yesterday and had my final exam this morning and so was itching to get out into the sunshine. My house mate Adrian suggested a bike ride and so I suggested the same route as I did a few weeks back, over Littledale and down to Caton, but this time armed with a camera! I also bought a pair of new wheels (Fulcrum Racing 7s) last week and haven’t had the chance to test them out yet.

After Saturday’s run my legs were still feeling a bit on the achey side, and the big hill up from Lancaster to the Littledale area was hard going. We took a few breaks and that meant I could get a couple of photos. We had quite a big break by Littledale Crags to take in the great views and fantastic weather.

Littledale Road

Littledale Road from by Littledale Crag – great scrambling location!

Littledale

Littledale

From there it was a quick descent to Caton and back along the cycle track to Lancaster. As we were both still feeling fine we decided to carry on to Glasson, following the Lune cycle path all the way, before coming back the same way. The weather was fantastic – warm and sunny with the slightest of breezes to keep us at a nice temperature. Cycling along the Lune felt very easy and it felt great to be out on the bike. I’m tempted to go for another long ride this week to try and build up my cycling legs!

Aquaduct

Aquaduct over the Lune

Back on the bike

It’s amazing how good a quick bike ride in the sun can make you feel! I was fed up of sitting indoors revising with the sun pelting down outside and so I thought I’d take a short break and go for a 15 mile bike ride through the Forest of Bowland. From Lancaster I headed up through Quernmore and on to Littledale, before dropping down to Caton and cycling back along the Lune.

Littledale is a beautiful area and I really kicked myself for not taking a camera with me. The lighting was fantastic over Lancaster and up to the Lakes. The wind farm on Caton Moor looked quite majestic. I’ve vowed to do a bigger ride around the area on a similarly sunny day armed with my camera to take some photos.

The route I rode was actually a shorter version of a run I did last night and part the reason it was so short was because my legs were still aching!

Littledale

Littledale Crag, taken in the Autumn of last year.