Riding Rivington – San Marino lots
Somewhere near the bottom if you go in from the other side you will be adding even more pain 😀
I was told by a couple of fell runners the other day from the edge of the small wood (at the bottom) to the gate at the top is exactly 1 mile BTW
Watch the main road at the bottom very fast stretch full of motor bikes doing daft speeds at weekends. I suppose you would have to park in the village somewhere (Belmont).
At least you can look at the lines on the way up 🙂Posted 3 years ago
So I’m gonna take my DH bike up North with me next week to mess around at Rivington.
Where’s the best place to park to do San Marino a few times?
Top or bottom? Would riding up the path be the thing tho do or is there another/easier way to ride to the top? (bearing in mind I’ll be on a horrendous uphill 200mm travel bike)
ThanksPosted 3 years agoloweySubscriber
I had a friend who became a strava victim. He used to ride with us all… till he discovered a KOM on SM. That was it. He spent the rest of his riding going up and down san marino trying for the KOM… right up until he bust his arm.
Park at the bottom and ride up. Its a gentle climb and easily doable on a DH bike…. you ride up it.. you earn the right to ride down it.Posted 3 years agojonnym92Subscriber
As said park at the bottom and ride up. There may be some lay-bys on the road which you could make use of – but it’s a fast road so watch where you park.
I’ve seen people sessioning that descent on DH rigs before. Not sure the point – surely overkill? But each to their own.Posted 3 years agobadllamaMember
While your up there go round the other side and try “Ice Cream Run” (car park at bottom)and ” Dog Kennels” if you get the chance “Dog Kennels would be a bit tame on a DH rig though I guess.
If you turn left outside the Black Dog pub (coming from a Bolton direction) follow that road over the back of Rivi and just before you start descending into Rivi viallge the car park for “Ice Cream” is on you left
The car park between Mosses Corker and the Hall word in the Rivington Hall Barn name on the map. Have fun and take the first runs a little easy 😀
I’ve had my biggest and hardest “Offs” on SM 😕Posted 3 years agomolgripsSubscriber
I must be the only person I know who’s not that fussed by San Marino. I mean it’s a nice blast
I’ve ridden it (during a great evening’s ride about which I still think!) and whilst it’s a pretty good bit of trail, it’s not that different to many other great trails in Wales, the Lakes or even the Peak I reckon.Posted 3 years ago
To be fair, it’s pretty tight at the top there.
Buggered if I can find another 27 seconds down there without killing myself though.
Although, the bike does feel faster with the new shock, and I set a PR on the bottom half last week, with no chain or chain ring.
Hmmmm 😉Posted 3 years ago
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I’ve also got an idea who matt gill is but can’t really say 2 mins 5 secs is fast down there tho
Junkyard is getting warmer to who matt gill is
Conspiracy theories are great, but truth is he’s just faster. Although I did beat him in the Megavalanche (ok his pedal did fall off, but a win is a win)Posted 3 years ago
I live near rivi and ride a lot round rivi, there’s some great cheeky techy trails if u know were they all are. Got a mate who knows all round there, yep Sam Hill was supposed to have had a little blast round rivi with his mate and why wudn’t he it’s a great place to ride when u know the right places. I got the info off a good friend who bumped into his mate he was out with.Posted 3 years agochakapingSubscriber
Sam Hill goes by a different pseudonym on Strava but hasn’t got that many segments round Rivvy (he is bloody fast though, obvs).
He was riding one of the secret DH tracks over there for CRC’s On The Hunt videos though, IIRC?
Never tried San Marino on a DHer, but I reckon a 160mm will be quickest. I can’t get near the time I set on my old Dune. Maybe on the new 29er though…Posted 3 years agogrumMember
I must be the only person I know who’s not that fussed by San Marino. I mean it’s a nice blast, but give me some steep techyness any day. I certainly couldn’t be arsed to go up and down it multiple times.
Pretty much agree. It was very good fun but I’m in no rush to do it again.Posted 3 years ago
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