STW Ride – Cragg Quarry – Saturday 1st May

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  • Premier Icon Drac
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    Might see about that depending on work.

    Premier Icon Harry_the_Spider
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    Oooooo… I'll apply for a pass out.

    Ohhhhh i'll see if I can get the driver will bring me
    Caz xx

    Premier Icon lowey
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    Balls! Camping in settle that weekend.

    Premier Icon Trekster
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    Is it worth a 6hr round trip from oop North?

    AdrianW
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    I should be able to make it but I'll be cycling over from lboro so I'll join you all up at the quarry

    hora
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    Would love to but if I'm on Surrey hills duty that weekend 8)

    Premier Icon Ed-O
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    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.

    Here's a link to a map, showing the location of the Buck Inn.

    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?

    philfive
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    i shall be there πŸ˜€ is there a link over to lee quarry or a way over there? looking forward to this a lot πŸ˜€

    MrSparkle
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    Sounds good. Might muster a posse from Darwen.

    Premier Icon stumpyjon
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    Think I've just secured a pass. You sure you want to ride UP the MTL 😯

    Premier Icon TonyL
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    some of us might push a little!

    wors
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    gutted, away that weekend. you doing another ❓

    albino
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    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.

    Premier Icon muddydwarf
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    Albino – i'll be heading over Rooley Moor as i live nr Tesco! πŸ˜†

    Sounds good. I wouldn't mind coming over to check it out if I'm free on the day..

    Premier Icon Ed-O
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    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.

    Premier Icon stumpyjon
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    I must admit the one and only time I've ridden up that way it was my breakfast that was coming up. What a great way to start a 47 mile ride 😳

    clarkpm4242
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    Hope to tag along and see how it should be ridden! πŸ˜‰

    Cheers Paul

    Naranjada
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    The number of 30-minutes-from-Manc, summer evening playtime, feature laden trail centres just doubled …winner!

    Sounds like fun, count me in.

    Iain

    jamie vosper
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    how long is it??
    will try and make it
    sick of working bloody weekends!!!

    Premier Icon stumpyjon
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    Sort of as long as you want really, the quarry is only about 1.2 miles long so I would assume a lap of the trails can't be more than 3 miles. The ride (push) up to the quarry is probably about 2 miles.

    Premier Icon Ed-O
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    The Cragg Quarry loop is supposed to be 4.5km (2.8 miles). However we kept putting extra turns in and deviated from the originally planned line to make best use of the shape of the ground, so it could be a bit longer!

    jedi
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    mmmmmm, possibly

    i fancy it but may ride up from rammy , probably up fecit brow if any body fancies it

    Jim Bowen
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    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 😐

    Baz

    Premier Icon xherbivorex
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    think i'll be up for this; it'll be my 42nd birthday weekend treat ride! which bike though- stiffee or bouncy 6"er?

    Premier Icon Ed-O
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    Stiffee for sure. It's almost all smooth hardpack up there.

    Nezbo
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    xherbivorex – hehe it will be my 32nd birthday ride as well. we will have to bring cake πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon Ed-O
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    Oh yes. Please bring cake.

    And hip flasks.

    footstomper
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    xherbivorex – hehe it will be my 32nd birthday ride as well. we will have to bring cake

    And there was me thinking you looked around the 40ish bracket 😈

    Premier Icon xherbivorex
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    And hip flasks.

    mine'll have ginger beer in it…

    Jamie
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    Trekster:
    Is it worth a 6hr round trip from oop North?

    Also is it worth a 6hr round trip from daahn saarf?

    Ecky-Thump
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    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 πŸ˜€
    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 πŸ˜₯

    How do you get to Cragg Quarry from Lee Quarry? Is it possible at the moment and how long/how far is it between the two?

    Nuts, I've got to go to a wedding on the first. Not far from me though, I'll have to get down there. Another time.

    Junkyard
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    I shall grace the occasion with my presnce but more importantly my cakes – can you hear the vegan xherbivores delight?
    No idea of climb but I suspect I will walk.
    Leaving from Chorley if anyone requires a lift

    Elsa
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    I'd be keen to come along to this. Would be good to meet some local riders…

    Premier Icon xherbivorex
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    johnnie, i plan on attempting to make a veganised millionaire's shortbread for this…

    Premier Icon Ed-O
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    Trekster:
    Is it worth a 6hr round trip from oop North?

    Also is it worth a 6hr round trip from daahn saarf?

    It is if you make a weekend of it and ride Lee Quarry on the Sunday. I could link you some accommodation if you're interested.

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