Roll Call – Sunday 25th July – Skipton mega loop

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  • Premier Icon lowey
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    Lowey +1 so far.

    Could be tempted, will see how the car situation pans out.

    Would be a bit of an epic 6 hour drive in the midget though!

    Did a 20 mile loop arround Conniston last year reasoning that the lakes isn't any steeper than the peaks so should be ~2-3 hours. Forgot to factor in that any Peaks ride is inevitably 50% on the road whereas the lakes theres (nearly) always a path.

    Wharfedale
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    Sunday 25th July – Meet at 10AM set off at 10:30

    Skipton mega loop

    30 ish mile loop – 4200ft up dale and down dip

    Steady relaxed pace, lycra clad speed freaks will be disappointed. Pub stop half way around so bring some cash.

    Not decided on start point yet (it will be somewhere in Skipton), will try and find somewhere everyone can park for free.

    If you can add yourself to the list so I can get an idea of numbers…

    Wharfedale +1

    Premier Icon ton
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    count me in. 8)

    Wharfedale
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    thisisnotaspoon – Skipton is 35-40 minutes from Leeds on the train if that helps?

    Premier Icon ton
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    thisisnotaspoon

    i will pick you up at leeds station….. 8)

    Premier Icon domino
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    Is this ride still on then? Its all gone quiet.

    Premier Icon lowey
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    Hope so, I've got my pass out booked and everything.

    dale
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    sounds great, never ridden around there if I am healed i'm in

    Wharfedale
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    Yep ride is still on

    Premier Icon muddydwarf
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    Bugger – doing the C2C that day!

    Premier Icon rockhopperbike
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    +1 for me too, sounds good

    justme
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    izakimak
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    I'm in plus some other's not sure on numbers yet.

    Premier Icon ton
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    where are we meeting, does anyone know.

    Wharfedale
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    I'll confirm the meeting place by tomorrow, looks like we'll need a pay and display car park with the numbers attending.

    Route may change slightly. I rode pushed/plugged through some of it on Sunday. Parts of the moors now resemble winter riding conditions…prays for sunshine….

    Wharfedale
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    Right meeting point has been choosen, sat nav users can use the postcode BD23 1LQ. Non sat nav users need to get to Coach Street car park, Skipton. It's pay and display and will cost you £4.20 for the day.

    Alternatively if you're too tight to pay for parking you can find various residential streets off either Gargrave road or Water street on the map below.

    The post code will take you to the blue dot on the map below (sign posted tourist information) We'll all meet up at the red dot (sign posted canal basin) This is starting to sound like one of those comedy hitler videos on youtube 😆

    Aim to meet for 10, leaving at 10:30

    Premier Icon lowey
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    ohhh. 10.30.. a lie in.

    I shall be parking without Skipton and ride in to the meet… being a skint tight fisted b'stard.

    See you all there.

    Premier Icon trout
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    What is your route Wharfedale and how relaxed ride I may turn up but will be tail end charlie and dont want to spoil it for the faster folks .

    which Pub as may join there

    could you not park up at Aireville swimming pool for free

    Wharfedale
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    Route will be Sharphaw, down through flasby, hetton on the road, up rylstone moor, cut accross to Embsay crag, past the res, pub stop at the elm tree (1/1:30 I'd guess with a group) onto halton east, up halton green, down to bolton abbey through the woods, up to draughton, back to skipton via the roman road.

    Pace will be relaxed, I'm not as fit as I'd like + the route splits into 2 nicely. If you did the first half you can always finish after the pub, or start the ride at the pub?

    Aireville now has a 3 hour limit for parking, since the HML building was put up. Anything over 3 hours is £8 😯 – Not sure if they check how long cars have been there but with the way craven dc likes to make money it wouldn't suprise me if it's well policed.

    Wharfedale
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    Lowey if you head up Gargrave road, away from skipton there are 6-7 residential streets to the left and right, it's all non permit parking in skipton so you'll find somewhere.

    gordy2
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    Count me In.

    G

    Premier Icon trout
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    Hopefully will see you all on top of sharphaw as will be riding from home .

    Called in to the swimming pool car park today and was unsure whether sunday counted in the pricing structure so took a pic of the sign .

    might be worth a call to the pool to clarify if sunday is free

    Chew
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    If everything gos well with the bike fix and house move i'll be there.

    Theres plenty of cheaky parking if you go up Shortbank Road.

    Wharfedale
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    ********************CHANGE OF PARKING/MEETING PLACE*******************
    ********************CHANGE OF PARKING/MEETING PLACE*******************
    ********************CHANGE OF PARKING/MEETING PLACE*******************

    Hopefully nobody will miss this post!

    Well spotted Trout that'll teach me for not reading the sign properly, I've spoken to the swimming pool and confirmed parking at the weekend is free!

    Satnav users need to use the post code – BD23 1UD

    None sat nave users need to make their way to Gargrave road, Skipton and you'll see signs for the swimming pool.

    We'll aim to meet at the top of the carpark for 10, setting off for 10:30

    ********************CHANGE OF PARKING/MEETING PLACE*******************
    ********************CHANGE OF PARKING/MEETING PLACE*******************
    ********************CHANGE OF PARKING/MEETING PLACE*******************

    Premier Icon lowey
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    Nice one lads!

    Junkyard
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    Ahh tempting will be there I think
    Lowey will contact you re lift sharing

    Premier Icon lowey
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    I can pick you up Sunday AM mate. Where are you living / floating these days ?

    Forecast looks good and our local trails have held up in after the rain surprisingly well. Lovely and grippy tonight.

    Premier Icon ton
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    not gonna be able to make it now………….have fun… 😥

    Love Tubs
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    May I join you?

    +

    I'm driving up from Chesterfield, could stuff another bike, maybe two without wheels fitted, if anyone requires a lift?

    Wharfedale
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    Thats a shame Tony, give us a shout if you want to head over to Skipton another time and I'll show you around.

    Everyone is welcome, this is a social ride, it's as much about the people that come as the trails we ride.

    teagirl
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    May join you for some of the ride or just at the pub as it's 20yds from my abode! I'll see what the girls want to do…..

    Parking is free in Embsay carpark, at least for this year, it's an annual issue.

    luke.ellis
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    count me in. may ride over see you at the swimming pool

    Premier Icon trout
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    Wharfedale
    Are you going to the top of sharphaw or following the legit bridleway

    clarkpm4242
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    Thanks for organising this…

    …son's 21st so a no go for me 🙂

    Hope it's a good'un…

    Wharfedale
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    Teagirl if you do come can you spare me 5 minutes, I want to pick your brains on Embsay, we're trying to buy a house there.

    Trout we'll head right to the top of Sharphaw, its worth it for the view for those that might not of done it before.

    gordy2
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    Wharfedale

    Due to my lack of fitness, and age, I plan to ride in to the meet at the Swimming Pool from Embsay and leave you as you cut off to the Crag down the track to Halton Heights then down to Halton where I hope to meet you in the pub, if you have no objections.

    Cheers G

    Wharfedale
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    No objections Gordy, sounds like you know the area so you know all the escape routes.

    Love Tubs
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    Gutted, wife on nights on Sunday, would have to back in Ches for 17:00hrs 🙁

    Hope I can make the next one, not ridden out that way b4.

    Have a great day folks .

    teagirl
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    Wharfedale no probs on picking my brains, I'll meet you all at the pub, I can see it from my house.

    My chum who is coming with us tomorrow works for Bolton Abbey Est. and is a little concerned about hoards of bikers dropping down from Barden over the crag as it's not a bridleway, the owners don't like it!

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