Ambergate area last night…..
Hi, first post on here. My mum lives in Crich and despite visiting 100’s of times, I’ve not once thought of bringing my bike and riding some local trails. Are there any good rides starting out of Crich in the 12-20 mile category? Hoping to get out maybe Sunday morning but truth be told I’m absolutely useless at navigation, any local knowledge would be appreciated.Posted 4 years agoiain1775Subscriber
Oh yes atkinsar, there is!
Email me and I can send you a bit of a map
I’m busy Sunday or I would head up there myself
Or this thread has some good info – http://singletrackworld.com/forum/topic/belperderbyshire-riders-crichton-chase-help-please
(I wasn’t out Thursday, considered it but went around Annesley and Moorgreen instead)Posted 4 years ago
Cheers iain1775, not sure how to email you though (as in get your email address, not send an email). Checked out the link, looks like there’s some decent stuff on my mum’s doorstep, can’t believe I’ve never thought of riding it before.
I may well give this navigation lark a go Sunday am then, or you know, if any of you locals are going out and don’t mind a tag-a-long, promise I’ll keep up and not be an idiot!Posted 4 years ago
Right then, I’ve spent some time looking at maps and reckon I can get into the woods pretty easily from Chadwick lane. How about after that, is it a case of riding back up towards the reservoir then finding a way back down, or is it the other way around? Are there many footpaths to avoid? Thanks for the help guys and sorry for all the questions, if you ever find yourselves in Cheltenham feel free to ask me as many annoying questions as you like about the local trails.Posted 4 years agoanthonybMember
Couple of my mates rode crich last night, not sure if they headed over to blackrock as well, i sadly could’nt go as i was at the vets with my hound.Posted 4 years ago
Think 2 or 3 of them were riding, would have been on a stanton slackline, Ti 456 and a banshee if you spotted them. They said it was a great evening and the trails were riding really well.
Hope to get up there one night next week..
Bumped into DVATC at our local in Darley Dale on one of their Tues organised rides tonight – they’d done pretty much the same loop as me and my mate. A pretty friendly bunch and saw a few faces I knew from a couple of years ago.
Busy night – some of Matlock Cycling Club were there on their own ride too!Posted 4 years agoalanlMember
DVATC….. I’ve heard of them before
Maybe you could get Stu A to send me a membership form again, as I lost the last one, and also put me back on the mailing list?Posted 4 years ago
I havent had any Club emails for nearly a year, and it was only when I did my accounts that I realised I hadnt paid this year.
alan at maydavid.co.uk
Heard BT is good atm – will be following through to Bow Wood then up the incline.
Start from White Lion at Starkholmes, so we get the canal drop off near the end back at Cromford. A good opportunity to abuse anyone that bottles it – likewise the steps after the gully and over the road down to the canal after you come down from Black Rocks.Posted 4 years ago
Saw lots of folk out last night
A note of warning for Crich Chase riders – the Belfast descent had a couple of large rocks pushed onto the trail (near the top). Also at the bottom of the trail where its narrow, someone had bent saplings across the trail, and also wedged sticks crossing the trail at shoulder height.Posted 4 years agorussianbobMember
Used to ride in Shining Cliff and on Crich Chase 25 years ago!!! Folks still live in Nether Heage and whilst there the other weekend we took the dog for a walk through Shining Cliff up to Betty Kenny’s tree and back along the top to the old Youth Hostel.
The amount of trails in the is astonishing, a fair bit of litter too, not a lot of effort been put into keeping things low key. That said, I plan on taking my bike next time we visit. How is the Chase in comparison?Posted 4 years ago
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