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    Hi All newbie looking for good rides

    i live in Formby an i am 46 and do a lot of riding in Formby, Freshfield and Ainsdale woods. would like to go further and find new trails and a club would be great to do that i think, when the snow is on the ground i try to ski when i can in the lake district. maybe not as hardcore as some i have Voodoo Bizango which for the money is a good enough me. i would consider myself fit but not what i was or can be but working on that.

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    Welcome pal. We have a member or two out your way, I'm sure they'll say hi.

    We ride every Tuesday and Thursday generally - these are likely the best rides for you try to see if you want more and to do the bigger weekend rides.

    Plan for about 15 miles and 1000ft of climbing in about 2 1/4 hrs as a fitness benchmark.

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    Hi Paul, few of us local to you but we all have fat bikes with what’s on your doorstep as Stu says the Tuesday and Thursday night rides are a good starting point as round here there’s no hills and most of what the club does involves hills
    Eat, sleep, ride, repeat

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    Hi jimnesia yes see alot of fat bikes around Formby, tend to use the woods between Devils hole and and Ainsdale which normal tyres are fine, just one place by the golf course, do alot of evenings in the woods got good lights etc really good.

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    Hi Disco_stu, hills yes are make it a lot harder and we dont have many in September did 15 miles to the the Grizdale north face trail and did North face and 10 back to where we where staying, pretty tiring but did it. will need to get fit to keep up with you guys mind but yes. i am pretty busy next 2 weeks but can maybe make a ride on the 19th or 21st of March.

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    Hi Paul

    I am over in Ormskirk and tend to use the Cheshire Lines in my local routes to get some miles in and Cleeves Hill, which is the only hill, for some climbing.

    Can recommend the Skyride on Tuesday as a good gauge of fitness and what the club ride are like.

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    Hi Keef sounds good i get on the Leeds Liverpool canal Haskanye so can get around there easily, i am going to give Parbold Hill apparently there are some of road rides there too, Formby woods are good but they are very steep but short bursts i just keep repeating, Skyride sounds good next week i would be able to make it to a ride see what its all about, off ski ing in the lakes tomorrow so cant make Tuesday.

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    keef Cleeves hill is that the road from Formby past West tower onto the A59 going into Ormskirk?

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulhayes View Post
    keef Cleeves hill is that the road from Formby past West tower onto the A59 going into Ormskirk?
    Yes- the hill on the right before get into ormskirk plenty off road tracks up and down cleeves into lydiate maghull over to Crosby formby

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