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  • September Epic Ride For Dummies – 21st sept

     Dave F updated 12 years ago 8 Members · 20 Posts
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  • Crispy5449

    Member
    19 August 2008 at 11:06 am

    Potential dates are Sunday 21st Sept or Sunday 28th Sept.

    Date now set – 21st sept

    Potential routes are posted here – let us know which one(s) you prefer and which dates you can do if you want to come along and we will go with the majority, but feel free to add any others if you have any suggestions.

  • SeanO

    Member
    19 August 2008 at 4:25 pm

    OMG! 😯 I’m off work both those dates 😀

    I’ve always wanted to do Back o’Skiddaw. Had a look at the route and it seems you’ve missed out the summit. 😉

  • Crispy5449

    Member
    19 August 2008 at 8:25 pm

    OMG! 😯 I’m off work both those dates 😀

    I’ve always wanted to do Back o’Skiddaw. Had a look at the route and it seems you’ve missed out the summit. 😉

    You coming along then?

    Isn’t the only way to (legally) do the summit on a MTB an out & back? I’m sure I saw somewhere a thing about a bunch of people on big downhill bikes pushing up to the top, then blasting back down 😈

  • SeanO

    Member
    19 August 2008 at 10:11 pm

    You coming along then?

    Isn’t the only way to (legally) do the summit on a MTB an out & back? I’m sure I saw somewhere a thing about a bunch of people on big downhill bikes pushing up to the top, then blasting back down 😈

    I’ll have to get a pass but should be able to make it.

    Yeh, I think the summit bid is a push up with blast back straight back down. Only mentioned it for fun…..unless……that’s what you want to do!? 😈

    Has anybody done Skiddaw summit by bike that you know?

  • Crispy5449

    Member
    20 August 2008 at 9:17 am

    Knew I’d seen a thread on it somewhere – turns out it was on my own site!

    “2hrs up, 20 mins down” 😈

    Think we’ll stick with the loop around, although the guy mentioned in that thread from ridethelakes did the back o skiddaw loop, then the out & back to the summit, so if you are feeling fit after the loop…… 😀

  • SeanO

    Member
    20 August 2008 at 10:54 am

    Knew I’d seen a thread on it somewhere – turns out it was on my own site!

    😆

    “2hrs up, 20 mins down” 😈

    Ouch! 😯

  • matt.will

    Member
    20 August 2008 at 4:18 pm

    Free for both days at the moment I think. Skiddaw gets my vote too. Currently hacking old mbr mags up to get the route guides out – will find this one and have a read up on it!

  • stanghow steve

    Member
    23 August 2008 at 4:54 pm

    sounds good.. looks like i could be there too 😀

  • FUBBLEJUG

    Member
    28 August 2008 at 6:57 pm

    Think you know,but Im good for both dates

  • Gunner

    Member
    28 August 2008 at 7:02 pm

    Think you know,but Im good for both dates

    If this is your first post, how could we know your good for both dates ❓

  • FUBBLEJUG

    Member
    28 August 2008 at 7:20 pm

    Think you know,but Im good for both dates

    If this is your first post, how could we know your good for both dates ❓

    Cos I know Crispy,couldnt remeber if Id told him.

  • kaya

    Member
    29 August 2008 at 10:08 pm

    Who’s up for a trip to the top then?

  • Crispy5449

    Member
    1 September 2008 at 11:18 am

    OK guys, the date has been set as the 21st – I’ve updated the rides & events section on MTBNE here, so if you are coming, if you could confirm there that would be great (makes it easier to know who is coming on the day and make sure we don’t set off without anyone!).

    The route options have been narrowed down to either “Back O Skiddaw” or “Borrowdale Bash”. Both start in Keswick, and details for both are on the event post – if you have a preference let us know!

    Cheers

    Crispy

  • Dave F

    Member
    14 September 2008 at 8:09 am

    Are any of you guys coming on this ride?

    I’ll have space for one bike and rider if you need a lift?

  • Crispy5449

    Member
    15 September 2008 at 2:05 pm

    Looks like we have a possible 24 people turning coming to this, so depending on the actual turnout on the day we may split into two groups (as a big group can be quite unmanageable and slows the ride down). Route decision will be made on the day depending on what everyone fancies – Easier Skiddaw ride with option to extend via the summit bridleway or tougher, more technical borrowdale route.

    Meet at Keswick Leisure Centre (map here). To get there take the A66, miss the first turn off to Keswick (I think its the A591) and instead carry on to the roundabout, where you take a left onto the A5271 (signed towards keswick).

    Take the next left onto Brundholme Road (signed to the leisure centre) and about 1/2 mile up on the right is the leisure centre.

    When you pull into the car park, turn immediately left and park in the bays along the old railway line. Get there for 10 aiming to set off for 10.30.

    We can see what the feeling is about routes / splitting groups once everyone is there.

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