STW Swaledale ride 26th April . . . interested?
Hey Up Guys
Stu @ Dales Bike Centre here..
Great that your getting organised for a big day out in Swaledale the riding here is ace. Can you do me a favour and I know I don’t need to say it but can you make sure you shut gates after you. I’ve had local farmer and friend of mine in today complaining that mountain bikers have left a gate open twice in the last week. Whats the big deal in that? His sheep then get into his neighbours flock, ewe’s and lambs mixed up meaning 2-3 hours work to sort out. Farmers round here loose their sense of humour after 4 – 5 weeks of lambing sheep day and night.
Sounds like it was a classic first to the gate opens it sets off, last man trying to catch up leaves gate open.
The great decent off Fremington Edge down to Langthwaite, there’s a gate into a steep grassy descent with a couple of switchbacks down to a house (Storthwaite Hall) and another gate. These two gates were the ones left open.
Have a great day the trails are in great condition at the moment not that I’m seeing much of them. If you do want to call in to the new bike centre we’ve opened you’ll get a warm welcome.
StuPosted 8 years ago
Cheers fellas, Much appreciated.
Now we are open any mountain bike issue’s good or bad in the valley are landing on our door which in lots of ways is good, we can hopefully improve it for everyone.
Like I say you’re more than welcome here, coffee, cake, bike wash, shower, repairs and spares….. Sorry for blatant plug
We’ve got the Trek demo fleet here this weekend if anyone’s keen to have a look/demo of full suspension and/or road bike.
Have a good’unPosted 8 years agoclareymorrisSubscriber
Well, we (me, gavgas and Anne) have just spent an hour or more eating fab fruit cake and Wensleydale cheese, drinking great coffee and having a good long bikey chat with Nicola at the Dales centre. It really is a cracking setup there and we can’t wait to get over for a weekend and stay in the bunkhouse. (Really, after the quality of food available in the cafe I just can’t wait to try the breakfast!!!)
Great to met everyone and of course the riding from there is superb. Thanks to Nicola for some local knowledge too, which we programmed into our SatGav 😉
We’ll be back 🙂Posted 8 years agotroutSubscriber
Great this sounds like good idea
meet in the carpark in Reeth get togged up and freewheel down the road
to fremmington for the first rest of the day Coffee and Cake .
Thats the first mile done 😀
Then a quick spin up the Edge to bask in the glorious morning sunshine to take in the view .
a bit of a nice cruise to the quarry decent which IIRC comes out at a pub which also does nice coffee .
not sure where Deejays planning to go next but it must be up 😆Posted 8 years ago
hp.. it`s that and a bit more for scotabroad and I.
There isnt enough space for many cars at the shop/cafe so advise not parking there.
What time does Dales cafe open and should we all meet there for a first intro over coffee and cake
The square in Reeth will be heaving methinks, was last time I was there. £1 to park on the green btw.
Presuming someone has a plan? I have 3 route cards from old mags if routemaster wants them scanned and mailed?Posted 8 years ago
Hey Up folks, can’t believe the length of this thread pleased there’s so much interest in Swaledale
Dales Bike Centre opens at about 9am, just as soon as we’ve finished serving breakfast to those staying.
Re: parking – we’ve haven’t much, we did want a bigger area but the National Park planning dept pinned us right back. If there is going to be so many of you I could organise parking in a field next to us on the road side to save blocking up Reeth. Let me know if that’s something you’d like me to do. £1 per motor donation to landowner (not me!) would smooth that out
If you want some route advise give me a shout, but the classic up Fremington Edge – Hurst – langthwaite – Pinseat – Gunnerside Ghyll – Low Lane back to us is a pretty damn good.
Hope the sun shines as much as it did last weekend 8)
Stu @ Dales Bike CentrePosted 8 years agomarsdenmanMember
Stu – have you any room to accommodate me and MrsMM on the Saturday night please?
Just an enquiry for now – it a decision as to wether we drive up after she has helped out at the village fete or take an early dart from home. The comments ref your place (esp. re. food 😀 ) suggest to me that we make the trip the night before…… 😀
Ref the route – no ideas but, having seen a map of the locality at weekend, how blessed is the area with bridleways – more that its fair share, that’s for sure 😉Posted 8 years ago
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