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Thistle Truck Stop Transport Cafe Lorry Park
M6 Junction 42. Also known as Exelby or Golden Fleece

Names: John & Anthony CB Radio Services, Exelby Services, Golden Fleece, J42 M6 Carlisle

Phone 01228 528 588
Mobile 07894 955 635

thistle Directions

Coming off the M6 northbound Exit at junction 42 the A6 Intersection keep right and take the 2nd exit after crossing over the M6. Take the first entrance on your left. You will need to swing out a fair bit to get the back around.

Heading south on the M6 Exit at junction 42 the A6 Intersection and take the 2nd left and as per above.

Sat Nav Details

N 54 deg 51 mins 15 secs
W 02deg 51mins 49secs
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Transport Cafe Hours of Business

Monday to Thursday 07.00hrs until 18.45hrs
Friday 07.00hrs to 18.00hrs
Closed Saturday and Sunday.

cb sales repairsCB Radio Hours of Business

09.00hrs to 19.00hrs Monday to Thursday
09.00hrs to 17.00hrs Friday
09.00hrs to noon (12.00hrs) Saturday
Closed Sundays

This operation is well equipped to repair or adjust any CB Radio. Drivers passing through can leave their CB radio there for repair and collect when passing again, or possibly (ASK) pay postage costs for secure packing. Some radio problems can be repaired while the driver is having a meal or on an overnight stay. A service is also offered to check the installation in the driver’s cab. I am told prices are very reasonable.


Fuel is available from Exelby Fuel Services in a Multi Bay set up on the entrance to the Lorry Park.

Webmaster Comments

The Thistle Transport Cafe Truck Stop is a comprehensive operation comprising of course a Transport Cafe, very secure fenced Overnight Park, plus a CB Radio repair facility housed within the truck park compound. I was impressed with just this radio facility alone. If you have a problem with your radio call in when north or south bound, leave it with Anthony and possibly collect it on the flip flop (CB language for ..on the way back..). Buy a new antenna or SWR meter for in line monitoring, coax cable or plugs. If you need a new coax feed I am sure a number are made up ready. Perhaps a new CB or a mobile phone, all are available in a nice friendly atmosphere.

I called in at this cafe in May 2003 with my son and young lady, both are high flyers and sensibly fussy and they were very impressed It was clean all over, and the food was very good indeed. I have to admit that the steak pie was excellent, the chips were excellent and the puddings were also excellent. The Thistle was top notch and it may well be all the time!

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