- Why don't you ride your mountainbike in the Lake District ?
I live in london and have 2 small children
im lucky if I manage a 2hr blast round swinley of an evening
actually ill be riding at grizedale in 2 weeks for the UKGE, itll be the first time ive mtb’d there since I popped my cherry* on a scout camp in 1993
*mtbing cherry that isPosted 3 years ago
Noticed this when I spent a few days in Skelwith and hardly met any mtbers, loads of wanna be roadies 🙄
Biketreks now seem to stock more road bikes and the customer base when I was in for a blether with Kieth certainly appears to be more road biased 🙄
I have also noticed here in D&G there are more road bikes on car roofs than ever before. D&G has some good road riding as well as the obvious 7Stanes stuff.
I dabbled in road riding as did all my riding buddies during the F&M crisis, some have continued unlike myself 😀Posted 3 years agopostierichSubscriber
Cannock Chase used to be my local ride and it was busy as **** 3 years ago dread to think what it is like now!!, now residing in the south Lakes I find the trails empty even @ the weekends which in a way is good but always nice to bump into other riders and compare enduro outfits 🙂Posted 3 years agoCapt. KronosSubscriber
I had a chunk of steel in my eyeball so gave it a miss.
The south-west corner is pretty quiet too – I rode Easter Weekend there a few years back and saw no one. Funny enough since moving here I have ridden less in the area than when I used to visit a few times a year, but then I had riding buddies back in those days.
And no children.Posted 3 years agotonSubscriber
myself and the sweary northerners have ridden the lakes for the last 17yrs.Posted 3 years ago
we try to go for a weekend in october/november and again in march/april.
we stay for a weekend, always at the old church hall in coniston, this is now shut.
other place we have stayed are, keswick yoho, buttermere yoho, long causeway bunkhouse, a bunkhouse up near the zigzags towards helvelyn and another bunkhouse in patterdale.
at these times of year, we rarely see any other riders, and it is always fantastic.
we are heading up again in late october……….and sweary northerners vids will be posted in due course…… 8)djgloverMember
I moved from London and I am now an hour from the lakes ( 😀 )
But I have taken up fell running, and as such I can see more of the lakes, quicker!
The worlds oldest extreme sport rocks!
I made the journey into langdale over the weekend, I got there before 9am and it was deserted. When I finished the run it was absolutely rammed!,Posted 3 years agosomafunkSubscriber
Why don’t you ride your mountainbike in the Lake District ?
Coz on the few occasions i have bothered to drive there from Galloway i encountered far to many other folk out in the hills and on the last trip (2007) i had a walking pole poked against my chest by a red sock who took offence at the fact i was riding a bike on a path, even though i had stopped tens of yards uphill of them on a descent as i waited for them to climb past me before i was going to continue on down the hill.
I couldn’t put up with that sort of abuse more than once or twice before i’d end up doing something with the stick i’d regret so i stay up here where we have civilised rules and access rights, I ride where i like, when i like but with due consideration for others who may be out enjoying the hills and paths.Posted 3 years ago
boxelder – Member
Was on the beach on the other side of the Solway. Dalbeattie seemed quiet when I passed through and only half a dozen folk up Criffel Monday midday in the sun.
Dalbeattie car park was full last night. Riders practicing for SXC race and us with 15kids practicing for the Junior Hardrock Challenge 😆Posted 3 years ago
Which way up/down did you take for Criffel? Many yrs ago as a New Year challenge we took the bikes up via Knockendoc(the long way) Done twice but never again!!
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