- Heptonstall Route
I often do a ride (MBR route I’m affraid) it starts in Hebden Bridge then up to Shackleton, on to Walshaw, pass Gorple Reservoisrs, down to Jack Bridge then downhill all the way on the bridleway opposite the New Delight car park, all the way down to Hebden. I often see people riding up from Hebden along the bridleway to Jack Bridge but often wonder which way they got then. Doing the MBR route in reverse would be rubbish, so I would appreciate some suggestions please.Posted 9 years ago
or mate your missing out loads of good stuff.
this is my favourite place to ride & i know it like the back of my hand.
im allready commited to doing whinlatter this sunday but the sunday after i would be happy to meat you & show you around there taking in jack bridge/studley mankinholes .26/28 stunning miles with some awesome downhill sections & some beasty climbs.
mail me @ work firstname.lastname@example.orgPosted 9 years agogymaintMember
knott4me. Thanks for the offer. “beasty climbs” I’m not very fit so if so as long as you don’t mind a easy pace I would be up for it. Next Sunday would be brilliant. I can’t do this Sunday either I have a mate over and can’t cancel. I’ll email you towards the end of next week or email me email@example.com. I’m not very fit so if so as long as you don’t mind a easy pace it would bePosted 9 years agobaronspudulikeMember
If you do head down the bridleway from the New Delight Inn and don’t fancy ending up down in Hebden you can climb back up into the back of Colden by taking a slight detour and get the blood pumping with a short steep climb. When you reach the end of the rocky decent and you reach the T junction with the dirt road, think its Calis Bridge, that leads down towards Hebden rather than turn right to Hebden you can turn left. Follow this over a bridge and up a cobble road going around one switchback and then when you reach the next switchback of the road you keep going stright on along a bridleway. You follow this as it snakes up the hill with a few switchbacks all the way tot he top. Keep following the bridleway signs till you hit a tarmaced farm track, go left and follow it around to the right and you’ll come out in Slack Top/Colden by the large grass area that is sometimes used for football and flying little helicopters. This way you get to do the good bit of the descent, a good, hard and short climb, and you’re still at the top of the hill to join up with more trails.Posted 9 years ago
mmm bop is a disgrace with the growing pussy lines. Either ride the steps or ride somewhere else. Yeah.
Ooh didn’t realise there was a protocol for riding sections. If its the one i’m thinking of (don’t go in for silly naming) Ive always gone left of the post at the top just coz it gets you on to the steps easier. Its not as though its steps all the way down anyway, so the lines are bound to evolve with weather/erosion/time.Posted 9 years ago
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