CTC Birthday Rides 2015 - Cumbria
19th to 25th August 2015


This year’s Birthday Rides are based at Newton Rigg College, located two miles northwest of Penrith. There is easy access to the surrounding countryside, and the College is a perfect base for exploring the Lake District and Eden Valley’s varied landscape and discovering their picturesque lakes and villages.

Cumbria is ideal for cycle touring with rolling countryside nearby and more challenging topography over the hills. There is also an abundance of attractions, tea rooms and country pubs to choose from, and for those with an interest in railways there is the Settle to Carlisle line. Stately homes nearby include Lowther Castle, 4 miles south, and Dalemain, ten miles southwest of Penrith.

The accommodation will be based on one site at Newton Rigg College, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0AH Rooms are located in blocks close to the main building. All are singles, some en-suite but others with shared facilities. A small number of rooms are also suitable for wheelchair users. The rooms are student study rooms. They do not have tea/coffee making facilities or televisions.

Camping for tents, caravans, motorhomes and campervans will be on the grassed area close to the accommodation blocks. Camping can be on a self-catering basis or with meal packages (see booking packages). Casual meals can be purchased between 9.00am and 4.00pm.

Book before 20 April 2015 for a substantial discount.
Bookings close on Friday 3 July 2015, or earlier if maximum numbers are reached.


To learn more about these rides,
view the Prospectus and Information Sheet using the download link below.
 Prospectus / Info 548KB 
If you are interested in booking this holiday, download the Booking Pack, in either Acrobat or Word format: 
 Booking Pack  [pdf]  447KB 
 Booking Pack  [doc] 244KB 

Complete and sign the form then send it with your payment, directly to the co-ordinator
(address on the Booking Form). Please email birthdayrides2015@btopenworld.com if you need more information.
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The documents are provided as .pdf files and if you don't already have it installed, you may need to download the free Abobe Acrobat Reader from the Adobe website.
The Booking Pack is also available in MS Word format in case you would like to complete the forms in the pack on a computer and if you don't have Word installed, you can download the free MS Word Reader from the Microsoft website.

Financial protection for your holiday
Our air holidays are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 5613.
Holidays without air content are similarly protected by the Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust Ltd, of which we are a member. Our ABTOT number is 5102.
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