Images from here and there may be some Mountain Biking…

Early 2017 ride photos

Just a few photos from a few Mountain Bike Rides around Wensleydale, taken so far in 2017. Not really specifying any routes, as mostly taken above Hawes and Burtersett on the Roman Road to Cam Top or over towards Cotterdale and the Lady Anne Highway.

Some interesting rides in the snow/slush and the masses of mud we`ve had recently. Thankfully, it’s finally starting to dry out now! Even tried without the rear mudguard the other day, not too soggy.

MTB – Ride round Snaizeholme and Cam Top

Video of a ride taken from Hawes, up to Burtersett and the Roman Road / Beggermans. Then up and across to Cam Top on the road. Then taking the Bridleway back towards Hawes skirting along the ridge above Snaizeholme, before the rocks and cobbles of the quick but long descent back down to Hawes.

Distance: Approx 13 miles from Hawes
Time: Couple of Hours
A long climb but worth it for the descent and the views

 The ride is about 13 miles in total and on a muddy day like this can take some time!



MTB – A Quick Snowy Ride

Just a quickly edited video of a shortened ride up the Roman Road above Burtersett near Hawes, after this weekends snow.

Didn`t get too far up the Bridleway as it was starting to turn icy and had a nice steady descent get covered in icy snow melt! nice!

MTB – Aborted ride in the Snow by Snaizeholme

Today I was going to ride around from Hawes up and along past Snaizeholme to the Cam Top road and the back to Hawes via the Roman Road (Beggermans) Bridleway. However due to the amount of snow I managed to get most of the way up the bridleway before it started snowing again. So I decided to push/carry/ride my bike to the top flat plian to see if the snow was blown off the track. Unfortunatley not, so I turn around and came back. Only to find that my rear hub had frozen and I had could not pedal my bike, luckily theres a bit of descent so thank goodness for gravity!

Although, once I got back I found that not only had the hub frozen, but it has also broken inside. So back to Stage1cycles to get a rebuild with the Hope Hub from my old 26″ Iron Horse. So now 2 bikes down until the loan of a Niner ROS9 from Stage1cycles.  🙂

MTB Loop from Hawes around by Horton in Ribblesdale

Video of a Route I took this week from Hawes, over to Oughtershaw via the Cam High Road, through Greenfield to Horton in Ribblesdale (great descent to the village). Then back up to Cam End and the Cam High Road before descending back to Hawes down the front of Yorburgh another great descent.

Distance: 32 miles
Time: 4.5 HoursGPX-50(1)
Difficult – some tough climbs and a couple of great descents


hortonloop1From the car park at the bottom of Hawes, by the Firebox cafe and Stage1cycles take the main road A684 towards Bainbridge (bearing right). After about 3/4 of a mile take the road upto Burtersett and follow the road through the village and continue up the hill until you get to the old Roman Road which crosses the main road. Here turn right and follow the trail up the hill, this will go on for a couple of miles and is a stoney hardpack all the way up. The track levels out for about 1 1/2 miles before descending towards the Beggermans Road over to Wharfedale. As you hit this road keep going towards the left and follow the road over the top before the long steep road descent, down Fleet Moss. Through the Hamlet of Ougthershaw and on to Beckermonds where right at the bottom of the hill you turn right towards Greenfield. It’s another couple of miles to Greenfield and then after another mile or so the tarmac road gets to the forestry and turns into hardpack.

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