STW Ride – Cragg Quarry – Saturday 1st May
To launch the new mountain bike trails at Cragg Quarry in Rossendale, Lancashire, we are having a launch ride out there on Saturday 1st May.
The idea is to meet at the Buck Inn, Cowpe at 10am. We'll have some coffee, do a bit of pre-ride faffing and then roll out and up the Mary Towneley Loop to Cragg Quarry. There will be plenty of time to put in a couple of laps, at whatever pace you fancy, on the excellent new red grade loop before heading back down to the Buck Inn for beers and food if you're in the mood.
The new trail uses the former quarry landscape and makes the most of the flowing, rolling lines of the place to make a fine example of 'flow country' riding. There are plenty of berms, rollers, ups and downs to pump and pedal to your heart's content. The trail complements what is already at Lee Quarry. It is also a little bit different. I think it's really good. Please join me and see for yourself.
The trail has been designed by Rowan Sorrell and been built by his company Back on Track. The Cragg Quarry trail is the latest development in the progressive trail building project that is taking place in Lancashire.
So are you coming or what?Posted 8 years agoalbinoMember
Sounds great….may also meet everyone up there as I'll be coming over from Rochdale. Having said that beers at The Buck afterwards sounds good!
Was up there today and met a good bunch of lads. Managed a couple of loops and it's fantastic. The trail works you hard and keeps you on your toes – going to try and get up there at least twice a week.Posted 8 years ago
You sure you want to ride UP the MTL
There's nothing like a gentle climb to start the day……and that's nothing like a gentle climb!
Those that want to race up there are just as welcome as those who want to amble along on foot. We'll all get up there and it's definitely worth the effort.Posted 8 years agoJim BowenMember
Think I'll be up for it Ed as long as my missus doesn't drop our baby early and may come with my old man and my pal Rich.
Will be a good chance to meet you before the Skills course we have booked on the 20th of May with you.
Will have to dust the cobwebs off the old iron pig as iv'e not used it for 3 weeks due to DIY commitments 😐
BazPosted 8 years agoEcky-ThumpMember
Can't make the 1st, so I took a sneaky trip up there last night to check it out.
Jees' that's one hell of a climb from the Buck!!!
Worth it though – the quarry's an absolute scream.
It's a bit addictive… "just one more drop", just one more berm", "just a bit more", "This bit was good last lap – I'll just do it again", "just one more time through that drop", "I'll stop and rest in a bit".
Really quite entertaining 😀
It just keeps egging you on faster and faster until you inevitably loose it and it spits you off so you can take a breather.
Warning though. The pub was shut when we got down about 9:30 😥Posted 8 years ago
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