- Anyone lost a mountainbike on Kinder Scout???
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I found the bike in Crowden Clough. It took some retrieving, an abseil and then setting up a line to lower it across the little waterfall and pool below. It was then more of a hassle to then carry it down the rest of the clough.
However, the bike it surprisingly unscathed and looks in good condition so, at a guess, couldn’t have been there more than a week.
Please get in touch, with the make, model and any disguising features, if you have lost a bike.Posted 4 years ago
Due to the fact the bike was completely unscathed I doubt that anyone has been hurt. Most likely that they had tried to take it down Crowden clough, in trying to get around the waterfall it slipped and came to rest on the edge and they (v sensibly) didn’t try to retrieve it. No sign of anyone having fallen. It may, however, have been stolen and hence why they are not bothered about getting it back. Maybe?Posted 4 years ago
For those interested I have finally reunited the owner of the mountain bike I found in Crowden Clough last month. After being in touch with the National Trust they got back to me saying that they had had a bike reported as abandoned by it’s owner. It took a while for us to meet up, I was working overseas and his car broke down (don’t think he is having much luck with various modes of transport at the mo). Anyway just thought you guys might be interested to know that it all had a happy ending.Posted 4 years ago
He’s from London and doesn’t really know the area poor guy. Started late in the day. Got hopelessly lost. It got dark and he couldn’t find his way down. He got the bike stuck at the top of Crowden Clough trying to find a way down and decided to abandon it to get himself down. He made it back to civilisation in the small hours of the morning – epic!Posted 4 years ago
He seemed like a nice guy. Lets face it we’ve all had epics! My comment that’s he’s from London sounded a bit unkind, I meant that he didn’t know the local area, and as someone who grew up in Kent is I’m also a soft southerner! He bought me a bottle of wine which was kind.Posted 4 years ago
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