- Bolton, Bury rides
Hi all, new to the forum (forums in general) and fairly new to the area. Live in Harwood and wondering if anybody has any good routes they could drop in a reply for me to get to know the area.
GPX files or even if there is an old thread that I haven’t managed to find. I always get the feeling I am maybe cycling by the good stuff!
I have found lots of mentions of Holcombe and Rivington, and know about Lee and Craig quarry areas. But so far I have only been to Rivington where I basically climbed the hill up to the top from go ape and then picked a random straight line to the bottom, just to shake the new bike down.
Thanks in advance,Posted 1 month agomarcg868Member
Used to live in Harwood for 27 years. Used to loop up from Harwood do the three Resis run.Posted 1 month ago
Down Rigbys and all the way up to Entwistle reservoir, some fun trails been made in the woods on the Green Arms road side of Enty. And can extend it up to Darwen tower via Cadshaw, and down into Roddlesworth woods etc.binnersSubscriber
Your best bet would be to join us on the Monday Night Pub Rides. I’m in Ramsbottom and a lot of us live around here, Horwich and all areas around. There’s no substitute for local knowledge
Everyone’s welcome. Its social pace and always finishes at the pub. A few of them are up in the Lakes today. We’re riding the Dirt Factory in Manchester this Monday for a laugh, but normal service will be resumed next week, where we’ll be out getting wet and muddy.
If you drop me a message then I can add you to the Whatsapp group where, in between the piss-taking and general nonsense, we list all the rides we’re doing.
We’re lucky enough to live in the middle of some of the best trails in the country and we’re more than happy to show anyone around them
[url=https://flic.kr/p/2gQjwKk]Bit moody up here tonight[/url] by bin lid, on Flickr
[url=https://flic.kr/p/Kdt5XG]Pendle Hill[/url] by bin lid, on FlickrPosted 1 month agoMadBillMcMadMember
Matt, there are 2 really keen local groups that I know. One rides every Sunday about 9am from near the Ford garage in Bury. The other every Tuesday night, Tottington, Rivington, Rochdale etc. Both would be really good groups to get to know the area.
Drop me a line with your mobile and I’ll put you in contact.
I’m also happy to guide you about. I work in Bury and commute every week on the mtb.
Lee and cragg are easily rideable from Bury a number of different ways and makes a great loop.
The MNPR rides are great, sociable and ride all over the area but they do start late, but that might work for you.
You do have to like climbing though!Posted 1 month agoglobaltiMember
To Binners: is that first photo of you and your pals hoping to find some of those hundreds of dead birds?
To the OP: if you have transport and the time, the entire Calderdale valley offers fantastic riding. Have a look at this website for some inspiring pictures:Posted 1 month agoerictwingeMember
I’m local too. it really depends on what type of riding you are after?
you could try this route from Harwood, takes in a lot of the popular spots but not my idea of fun personally… although you could ride through Jumbles on the way to Enty rather than go over Affetside which would cut out a bit of tarmac…
re mnpr; ive never got my head round the 8.15pm blast off – i would always wanna be home by then.Posted 1 month ago
Definitely give MNPR ago if your in the area.
Maybe i was thinking about it all wrong, so what if your at the back all the time, best way to get faster is ride with faster people.
I was never left alone, they took it in turns to keep me company.
I need to get “bike fit” i can hike up mountains all day but on a bike im blowing out my ar** on any hills. I dont spend enough time on my bike really.Posted 1 month ago
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