- This is what riding in The Lakes is all about.
I grew up in the Lakes, so I guess I’ve always measured everywhere else against it. This is especially true as a mountain biker. Just seen this video posted up “elsewhere”, but to me it encapsulated everything the riding in the Lake District is all about.
There has been far,far too much petty bickering around here lately, and it sometimes seems like we can forget why we do all this bike riding stuff in the first place. Well, if you find yourself getting a bit tired of all the usual guff that can float around forums like this, then close down the laptop, pack the car, and head North up the M6.
By the end of the weekend, you’ll have forgotten what you were arguing about.
Have a great weekend folks.
(oh, remember to pack the gore-tex though)Posted 5 years agoradoggairMember
nice vid but totally missed the essence of lakes riding. Lakes riding includes steep steep climbs, tricky off camber rooty x-country sections but unfortunatley like most videos, showing the downs is the only thing to do, although it did show them climbing with their bikes on their backs which happens as wellPosted 5 years agopaulevansMember
I’d welcome any one with knowledge of where that lot was shot. The fell section – was that coming down off Helvellyn, or was thinking Gates Garth or Nan Bield, but couldn’t see Kentmere reservoir or Haweswater in the background.
Any enlightenment would be appreciated.Posted 5 years ago
Capt. Kronos – Member
I still haven’t worked out where “The Black” is in Grizedale! Any pointers
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Sounds strange but its best to start at the end rather than the beginning :
So, to get to the finish, climb up the fireroad from the visitor center, go 180 degrees round the bend and up the hill. You’ll see the start of the North Face Traill on the left, carry on another 150 yards and the finish is on the left hand side.Posted 5 years ago
To get to start, just before the finish you’ll see a bridleway heading up the hill, go all the way up to the top and then turn right and carry on up the hill. You’ll see the start on the right hand side. You can’t miss it as there 3 big steps to get down / jump over to start.
That’s the area ill be in on Sunday, strava look out ! 😀righogSubscriber
Bagstard – Member
I enjoyed it visually, but had to watch with the sound down, could be so much better with a change of soundtrack.
Funny old world. I had never heard the soundtrack before and absolutely loved it, a quick google revealing it to be…The Builders and the Butchers..Black Dresses.
The video ( do people still say that ?) was great as well.Posted 5 years ago
Pictures of whatever I get will be forthcoming! May be a few weeks yet though 🙁
For the Scottish contingent – the riding here is pretty damn good. I emigrated from Stirling a few years back, but even then would travel south for a weekend in the Lakes every now and again (few times a year). As well as the Dales and the Peaks. It’s all riding, and it is all good!Posted 5 years agotomasoSubscriber
The Fell ride is down Gatesgarth to Haweswater and while its fun in a smooth loose fast way its not really something to justify the climb up the other side of Gatesgarth from Sadgill. IMO Nan Bield is better if you going to go up Gategarth. But it is a very scenic backdrop for what was a nicely edited vid.Posted 5 years agoSannySubscriber
Nice film. The lack of gear with them doesn’t concern me in the slightest. It’s a film, that’s all! Nicely filmed and I quite liked the soundtrack. As for it being typical Lakes riding, if those are the trails you ride regularly then clearly it is. I’m not convinced watching folk riding up hill makes for a good film but it’s definitely a big part of classic Lakeland riding for me.Posted 5 years ago
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