Friday, 26 June 2009

Breakfast at Twa' Lads

Got up very early and rode up to Twa' Lads, (Two Lads) on Winter Hill. Set up my stove and cooked my breakfast, great views and great weather. Back down to Horwich, shower, then in work by 8.00 am!

Sunday, 21 June 2009

Healey Nab

Had a good mornings ride around our usual area of Winter Hill, Rivington etc.
We decided to have a look at Healey Nab near Adlington. Healey Nab Mountain Bike skills area is an on-going project so as yet is not fully completed. It is short descent, which involves berms, a lot of roots and rocks and winds down a small wooded area. It was well worth visiting. Retuned back to Horwich via a number of trails through to Adlington and then to Horwich. The weather wasn’t promising, but got better as we went along.

30 Miles, Horwich Section 21 Miles

Photos HERE

Friday, 19 June 2009

Glentress Forest

Spent a great evening riding the Red Trail at Glentress Forest. The weather was windy and a bit rainy, but lots of protection from the trees. The trails are kept in exceptionally good condition, on the lower sections very smooth. The signage is very good. The descent through Spooky Wood is the best ever descent I have done!

19kms, 2 1/2 hours.

Photos: HERE

Sunday, 14 June 2009

Ladybower Loop

Superb ride today from the Ladybower Car Park, did the look anti-clockwise, 3 really great climbs and descents, lots of very technical sections, specially on the climbs. Excellent views and nice weather, quite exposed on places so its not one for bad weather. Lots of riders doing the loop, in both directions. Went alone as we aren’t riding on Sunday. Definitely recommend the ride, much more technical that I thought.
4 hours, about 20-22 miles, lots of up and down!

Photos HERE

Route HERE

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Sunday 31st May 2009

The Manchester – Liverpool Charity Bike Ride was held on Sunday 31st May. We were a team of 9. We were riding to raise money for Wigan Cancer Care Site Suite. We all wore shirts kindly provided by Halbro, thanks Rob!

The riders were:


The route was 39 miles, on what was the hottest day of the year; it was mostly off road, following loosely the Transpennine Trail.

Everybody completed the ride and it was an excellent day out. Altogether there were 1500 riders!

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Friday 29th May

After an 18 hour work day on the Thursday, a day off on Friday! Arranged to meet Mark at his place, from there up to Georges Lane, up between the quarries and then up to the mast road. From there we took the bridleway to Adam Hill and down to Scout Rood. Then up the bridleway to join Coal Pits lane. We diverted to look at the lake on Smithills Moor, a place not often visited, see the photos. It was beautiful day and the lake looked great. From there up to the top of Winter Hill, then Two Lads, down to the Bottom Barn for a break, back along Georges Lane and Home, excellent mornings ride in great weather. Total 27 miles