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    July intro ride - Lady Bower Loop Sunday July 8th

    The next intro ride will be at Ladybower, this is a Peak District classic around the Ladybower reservoir and surrounding trails.
    What to expect? Some tough technical climbing and loose rocky descents in fantastic surroundings with amazing views, this really is a British classic area to ride, and should be explored and ticked off by any would be mountain biker.

    The route starts from Fairholmes carpark and takes in some gentle rolling trails around the reservoir before the stiff climb up the flagstones and up the side of the forest, before getting to some mixed terrain to the rolling cross country section to Winstone Lee Tor, following this, a long technical decent follows which, which could be muddy at first and possibly a bit boggy depending on weather conditions, and then rocky as a rocky thing, this leads us to the side of the Ladybower inn. Next is a road section taking us to the long climb to Hope Cross with amazing views of the surrounding area, a grassy fast descent before the technical "potato run" descent. Next is a tough road climb up Rowlee farm, before a final little climb and then the Lockerbrook descent to finish.

    Ride is 17 miles in total which doesn't sound like a lot, but the route is all action, and pads are recommended if you have them as the descents are loose / rocky in nature, also worth bring spare brake pads as the grit stone of the local area is hard on brake pads, and if running innertubes plenty of these as due to the rocky nature pinch flats are common. The descents are technical in nature and reward some courage and speed, but are manageable by most. This is not a race and will accommodate all levels but it is a proper mtb xc route so a half decent base level of fitness is a must.

    Meet at Ladybower Fairholmes at 9.00 am to be ready to ride off at 9:30 am.
    Fairholmes is here:
    Fairholmes,
    Bamford,
    Hope Valley
    S33 0AQ
    Car parking charge is 4.70 at Fairholmes, or there is some free parking on the laybys before the main fairholmes centre and car park. There is also a cafe and toilets. I'll be parking in the free parking layby.

    The official stuff.
    How membership works etc. see here: http://www.thewoollybacks.co.uk/show...w-you-can-join

    What to bring on the day?
    See the club equipment list: http://www.thewoollybacks.co.uk/cont...rs-new-and-old
    It isn’t compulsory but its good advice. The essentials are:

    •Helmet – this is rule #1: no lid = no ride
    •A well maintained mountain bike (Please don't turn up with a hybrid running semi slick tyres...)
    •Pump, innertube and spares like chain links/mech hangers
    •Food / water / extra layers and/or waterproofs and spare clothes for going home in

    You will also need to print off one of these and complete just or write out the information: http://www.thewoollybacks.co.uk/Wool...pForm16.pdf We need this for emergency contact details on the day so don't forget, and a self addressed envelope.

    We can take up to six riders so get your names down if you fancy it. If you do book on and then can’t make it - we understand, sh1t happens - just be sure to let us know and we can give the place to someone else, as usual any members are welcome to lend a hand.

    Riders:
    spickle bosch (Ross)
    chvck


    Members (bringing up the rear)!!!
    Petern?
    mikep?
    Keef?
    Alexmbr
    Last edited by spickle bosch; 20-06-2018 at 12:54.

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    Nice one Ross, like the route description too. Very detailed.

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    Should be there Ross.

    Might pos do some extras after.

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    Thanks for posting up ross not done labybower myself will see if i can get a pass

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    Never done this ride so will try to get a pass out ��

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    This sounds good but just to clarify is it ok to come with an ebike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chvck View Post
    This sounds good but just to clarify is it ok to come with an ebike?
    There are members who use e Bikes, it’s fine mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chvck View Post
    This sounds good but just to clarify is it ok to come with an ebike?
    As long as you let us all have a go!

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    Quote Originally Posted by artillerydave View Post
    As long as you let us all have a go!

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    Just not @Neal though

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    Quote Originally Posted by petern View Post
    Just not @Neal though
    It's not the winning or the taking part that counts....it's the beer afterwards.


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    Weekly bump

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    Please add me to the list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mfluff74 View Post
    Please add me to the list.
    No problem, don't forgot to introduce yourself on the introductory section

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    I'd like to come please!

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    Oh awesome I've been wanting to do this route for ages.

    I'll be there with cheese on top.

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    Yeah more than likely

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