The trail head.


Tuesday 20th August 2013

Jen and I were camping at Llangollen for a week, so it was a fair certainty we would give the trail centre at Llandegla a visit, being under 10 miles away. We arrived at the trail head late afternoon...

Having a play on Bigfoot Slab

Jackrabbitt ride - Gisburn Forest

Sunday 2nd June 2013

Another Jackrabbitt ride this weekend, this time we headed further afield, taking advantage of the longer evening light, to Gisburn Forest near Clitheroe in Lancashire. Around 20 came along for the...

Descent on the Adderstone Trail

Dalby Forest

Monday 6th May 2013

Having visited the North Yorkshire Moors at least once a year for I can't remember how long, it's somewhat a mystery that I haven't yet been to the mountain bike specific trails in Dalby Forest until...

The connecting path between Lee and Cragg Quarries

Lee Quarry

Sunday 17th March 2013

A visit to Lee Quarry has been on the cards for a while. Grave had some "goods" to collect from nearby Huddersfield, so that was the only excuse we needed. On arrival, it became clear that March hadn...

Eyeing up a steep drop off with a tricky lead in.


Sunday 24th February 2013

This was my first visit to Innerleithen, having wanted to go for many years but never got round to it. My expectations were set quite high, described as a long climb followed by an equally long...

A particularly muddy section.

Hamsterley Forest

Sunday 10th February 2013

It had been a good 6 or 7 years since I last visited Hamsterley Forest and a return was long overdue, so I arranged for Michael and Robert from Newcastle to meet with the Carlisle boys. The forecast...

Jackrabbitt regroup

Jackrabbitt ride - Mabie Forest

Sunday 3rd February 2013

This weekend was the first of the monthly Jackrabbitt group rides, where anyone at all who fancies coming along for a day on the bike is welcome. There were similar numbers to the New Years Day ride...

Heading up the first climb

Whinlatter in the snow

Thursday 24th January 2013

Quite a large group turned out for this evenings night ride - 11 riders in total. Dan had just got himself a second hand Giant full sus' and was itching to try it out. We headed off to...

Two bikers and a husky


Sunday 20th January 2013

The red loop at Newcastleton is just under 10 miles and the optional final 4 miles is combined with the blue loop, which is well worth including despite the long fire road section. Snow can sometimes...

Dan doing the road gap.

Ae Forest

Saturday 29th September 2012

A challenge had been set between Chris, Dan and myself that none of us would attempt the Ae Step Down on a hard tail, so with a day we could all manage available, we set off in great anticipation. We...

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