- Your favourite ride of the year?
Just flicking through Flickr to grab some pictures for another thread, and I came across a few pictures that reminded me of a ride I did over the summer.
Just me and one other mate, perfect skies, not a breath of wind, and Dartmoor.
Best day of the year.Posted 4 years agoHarry_the_SpiderSubscriber
Stand out rides for me:
Frosty early morning solo road ride round Turton/Darwen in March
Monday Night Pub Ride highlights (in no particular order)
Dusty tracks around Darwen TowerPosted 4 years ago
Steep switchback descents in Tod
The night time view of the lights of Manchester from above Hollingworth Lake
Haribo stop on the top of Bull Hill
Tourettes’ Leap in Philips
Talking cobblers in the pub almost every Monday and meeting a new bunch of top people.messiahMember
I really enjoyed the Trans-Savoie but my best ride of the year was an epic solo evening scoot across the Grampian Mountains joining two big day rides.
Loch Muick to Clova to Mayar and back in an evening.
Into Clova via the Capel Mounth (that big Munro in the background on the right is Mayar).
Up Corrie Fee.
Top of Mayar.
Down the Kilbo, up Bachnagairn, down the streak of pants to end at Loch Muick at sunset.
One of my best days on a bike ever 😀Posted 4 years agoBreganteSubscriber
A road bike ride 🙄
80 miles of solitude on almost totally deserted Suffolk country lanes on a sunny May morning (with the added bonus of escaping the outlaws for half a day)
Also a classic ladybower loop the other week. Not done it for at least 5 years and real trip down memory lanePosted 4 years agoandytherocketeerSubscriber
Doesn’t have to be a trail center, or col or peak bagging…
Ride out to Loch Eainiach (+/- a few letters there) and back via Loch MorlichPosted 4 years ago
edit: I’m sure the water splashes seem bigger and more numerous on the ride out than the tailwind assisted bombing back down the valleydanielgrovesMember
Ride out to Loch Eainiach (+/- a few letters there) and back via Loch Morlich
edit: I’m sure the water splashes seem bigger and more numerous on the ride out than the tailwind assisted bombing back down the valley
Now that is one good ride. I ruined a type over the summer doing that route. 😳Posted 4 years agoSannySubscriber
Buchaille Etive Mor with my mate Donald – perfect conditions, blue skies, no wind, warm and some brilliant ridge riding that was definitely on the tech end of the scale.
Forth Fat was pretty awesome too!
Actually, Binenean Mor and Na Gruachean was another blinder of a day – similar conditions to Buchaille Etive Mor riding a line that I have wondered about for years. I now wonder no more and am itching to get back to it!
Scotland on a great day is very hard to beat especially when you go exploring and find gems. 😀Posted 4 years agomcmoonterMember
Not a single day, but the Trans Scotland I did with Boblo in June.
Posted 4 years agocloudnineSubscriber
A boiling hot cheeky woods/coastpath ride during that really hot spell.. absolutely cooked hot then rode down a set of steps to a deserted little cove. The tide was really high and I just stripped off naked and waded in for a swim. Water was amazingly warm and crystal clear so just spent 20 minutes floating around saviouring how lucky and privileged we can be. Drove home as a huge full moon was rising over the headland with tired legs, a salty face and sand between my toes.Posted 4 years agoStefMcDefSubscriber
The Mondraker Gravity Enduro in Exmoor for me. Scorching hot July weekend, chilled-out campsite, great scenery and some blindingly brilliant descents.
Mind you, the rivierabike ride that ended with takeaway pizza on the beach and beers in the van ride home was pretty good, too.Posted 4 years agotowzerMember
gf suitable bimble loop just N of Aldeburgh up to river at Southwold, lovely day, random map picked loop ,off we went, sun, good tracks, had everything, singletrack, moor, forest, open, coast, sea, beach, river, windmills, swarmed by dragonflies at one point, ye olde tea shoppe, being waved down by some elderly twitchers (70s I’d guess)(as we biked thru the nature reserve) expecting the worst only to be asked how we got there, where we’d come from, was it all easy and told we’ve got our bikes at the hotelPosted 4 years agoOmar LittleMember
was a road ride around cowal – glasgow to gourock then over the ferry along to tignabruich up past loch fyne strachur, ardentinny and ferry and back to glasgow again
About 120 miles in total, a baking hot day of about 28 degrees with clear blue skies and no wind. Quiet roads deserted for the most part and fantastic scenary. Was solo and at times felt quite meditative just soaking everything in, days like that i think back to when having to clean the bike down after a winters ride!Posted 4 years agoJonEdwardsMember
Quite a few.
There was a brilliant snow ride in Feb (?) The snow was packed down hard and it was still crisp, so fast and grippy.
Some hilarious descents with Riviera Bike in April. Piss wet at times, but thrashing full bore down some amazing trails you’ve never ridden before nose to tail with a bunch of guys you hardly know. Proper seat of the pants stuff. ****’ brilliant.
Dambusters 65th was pretty special.
There were more than a few other cheeky midweek Peaks rides in teh middle of the summer dry spell that were awesome.
Really enjoyed Nan Bield/Garburn.
Snowdon in October – despite crappy weather and hideously busy/blocked trails, that moment when you drop out of the clouds coming down the back of Cloggy, and get the full view over the lake, whilst riding balls to the wall over the rocks is pretty special!Posted 4 years agojemimaMember
I enjoyed Tour de Ben Nevis a lot. That might be the stand out so far.
Other highlights are a 6.5 hour epic in Torridon, wall to wall sunshine for Loch Muick/Capel Mounth loop, Inners enduro, first local road rides just whizzing along, and most other rides now that I think about it…
Posted 4 years agoDaveyBoyWonderMember
Very few this year – its been crap.
The one that I suppose stands out though is a local one with a mate at the height of the summer. All the South Halifax highlights crammed into an afternoons riding in high 20s heat with a massive crash by me on the last descent which did nothing to take the shine off a great ride in the dust!Posted 4 years agorichmtbSubscriber
Had a really nice ride a few weeks ago in Golspie.
Beautiful autumn day and a really nice trail
That a cracking day out on the bike with the missus in the summer riding a big loop that took us from aberfoyle to loch lomond and back, not technical in the slightest but a lovely day out on the bikePosted 4 years agochickenmanSubscriber
The 8 munro epic from Callater via Turc, Claise, Tolmount, Tom Buidhe to Mayar and Driesh. Kilbo decent then via Bachnagairn Woods to Broad Cairn and Carn Bannoch. Should have done C an T- Mor but (for number 9 but couldnae face it, only an extra 10 mins!). Finishing off with the classic descent down to Loch Callater.Posted 4 years ago
Oh, also did the Pila-Aoste freeride descent;now that’s a different class of manmade trail to what we get here!ianvMember
Most memorable was on my first day in Andorra this summer with my son (just turned 10). We decided to try and film route 66 (andorran equivalent of the Venosc descent) .
He absolutely pinned it top to bottom, over jumped all the tables to flat and passed loads people. I was actually pushing to keep up with him and rode the whole thing thinking WTF!Posted 4 years ago
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