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  • FATBIKE Beachride Saturday Oct 6th Formby
  • Premier Icon Lawmanmx
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    FATBIKE RIDEOUT Saturday 6th October, 8.15AM at Formby, National trust car park, Lifeboat road L37 2DD. all with Fatbikes OR Plus bikes welcome, there is loads of woodland single track, sand dunes and a huge beach to enjoy, there will be a Brew stop so bring money 🙂 any questions please ask, Ride open to anyone from anywhere.

    Premier Icon voodoo_chile
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    Thats sizeist

    Premier Icon Lawmanmx
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    don’t come then 😛 Lol

    Premier Icon voodoo_chile
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    Haha, if you are parking there, there is now a charge

    Premier Icon Lawmanmx
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    only after 8.30/9.00 it depends what time the trust get there, if yer already on then No charge 🙂

    and if your a NT member none either!

    Premier Icon MrTricky
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    A charge? Not if you are a National Trust member there isn’t. Maybe you need to join voodoo….

    Premier Icon Lawmanmx
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    yup, one of the best things we did in 2018 for sure, we have been to many NT places all over the country 🙂

    Premier Icon voodoo_chile
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    I should, keep saying it

    Premier Icon pb2
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    One of my very good friends refers to them as the Nazi Trust, I guess she must have had a run in with them as she is normally a quiet tree hugging type of person

    Premier Icon Lawmanmx
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    are you coming on the beach ride Paul?

    Premier Icon voodoo_chile
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    Enjoy all, sadly i am of the 29 variety

    Been round there today trails are looking good

    Premier Icon ton
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    can I just ask, why would anyone be worried about paying to park somewhere nice, to ride your bike for the day?

    on another note, might be up for this T.   trying to wangle a pass for the car from mrs t.

    Premier Icon Lawmanmx
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    Great stuff T, be good to see you again pal, we’ll prolly be there from friday eve till sunday in the camper, so brews will be on the go for ya pal 😉

    Premier Icon pb2
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    I am planning to be there, going to see if I get Mark C along

    Premier Icon Lawmanmx
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    Great stuff pal, lookin forward to it 🙂

    Premier Icon voodoo_chile
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    Its just a little bit of info for non locals .. It is indeed a lovely place .. On my doorstep

    Premier Icon Bustaspoke
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    Yes it’s lovely at Formby,Give me a shout if you see some fool on a blue ‘Gravel Bike’,I get to the beach every few weeks.

    Here’s the tide table

    https://www.ntslf.org/tides/tidepred

    Here’s proof that I get on the beach there,crowded isn’t it!

    Premier Icon Lawmanmx
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    only a couple of weeks away, get on it 😀

    Premier Icon colp
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    I was up for it but that’s the Farmer John’s race weekend

    Premier Icon Lawmanmx
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    Oh Bugger 🙁

    Premier Icon ton
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    this still on?

    Premier Icon Lawmanmx
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    it certainly is T 😀

    Premier Icon Bustaspoke
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    I’ll be down there on the Gravel bike,give us a shout if you see some bloke on a light blue Norco gravel bike,it’s up there on that photo.

    I guess a few blokes on Fatbikes should be easy enough to spot?!!

    Premier Icon Lawmanmx
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    just pop to Lifeboat road carpark at the start and say hello mate 😉

    Premier Icon duncancallum
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    If I could be arsed I’d post a pick of my gravel bike out on Taylor’s bank. Grew up in formby. If anyone has a spare fat bike I’d love to join you.

    Also used to shrimp off the back off Alexander road.

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    Just moved into the area but unfortunately away next weekend…bugger. For future reference are there only certain areas that can be ridden in the wood area at Formby, or is it open access for bikes? I’m guessing it may be frowned upon at busy times…

    Premier Icon sarawak
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    Watch out for joggers with earphones in. They are GOD in those woods, and don’t you forget it.

    Premier Icon Lawmanmx
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    i just peel the joggers off my big fat tyres at the end of me ride, i hardly know their there, Lol

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    Just moved into the area but unfortunately away next weekend…bugger. For future reference are there only certain areas that can be ridden in the wood area at Formby, or is it open access for bikes? I’m guessing it may be frowned upon at busy times…

    Legal access is very poor, oop North, plus it’s a National Trust area so it’s not like people aren’t bothered, they take a dim view of mountain biking IME. But let’s face it options are limited round there, you can put some boss loops together once you know the paths [decent sized area all in] so personally I’d just ride there sensibly and avoid the crowds. Weekday night ride would be excellent there I bet. Go armed with a smile but don’t necessarily expect one back.

    The beach itself is fine [it might even be open access to ride on a beach, not sure], even the rangers won’t be arsed about that.

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    we have chatted with the rangers in the woods and they were more interested in how hard it was to pedal a bike with huge tyres than us being there or not, never had anyone say anything negative in any ride there

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    see you people tomorrow morning  🙂

    Premier Icon freddiest
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    Working tomorrow. Sunday would’ve been perfect for me. Hope to join you on the next one 😎

    Premier Icon sarawak
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    I’ll be in those woods tomorrow hunting fungi.

    If you see someone bent down in a funny position don’t laugh.

    The woods are owned/managed by English Nature and they have no objections to bikes….as long as you act in a normal civilised manner.  Start bonfires or try and build your own trails and they will get a little bit antsy.

    Premier Icon Lawmanmx
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    a few of us will still be there for a Sunday ride too Andy, prolly ride about 9 oclock from the same place if you can make it pal 😉

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    Say Howdy if you see us Sarawak 😉

    Premier Icon sarawak
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    Will do.

    Might come on Sunday but The Rake is on as well and we might be going over mob handed

    Premier Icon Bustaspoke
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    I should be down there late morning on that Norco up there ^^^,I’ll have a look out for you all.

    Premier Icon freddiest
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    Might get down there on Sunday then

    Premier Icon Lawmanmx
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    Hopefully see you over the weekend 😁

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    I got to the beach about 11am,plenty of people doing some orienteering event,never saw any Fatties though.

    As you can see,the beach was crowded again…

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