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MTB – above Burtersett in the first Snow of the Year

First time the weather’s been good enough to enjoy a ride today, although the ride up the road above Burtersett to the Roman Road Bridleway way spent on the verges as the road was sheet ice for a quarter mile. Still brilliant to get out and away from the last several weeks wild winds and rain. Mind you it felt like -10 with the windchill on the top.

MTB – Askrigg and Castle Bolton Moor Loop

Took the chance that the weather might clear and had a ride in the Cloud and Mist yesterday on the Moors above Redmire.

Distance: 15 milesGPX-50
Time: 2.5 Hours
Mainly off road, some tough climbs made up for by a couple of great descents.

Starting from the Bridleway above Askrigg, takes a narrow track across the Grouse Moor through the peat and Grit Stone down towards Woodhall (3 miles). This started out very wet and boggy in places over the Continue reading

Pictures from the Dales

It`s been quite cloudy and misty here in the Yorkshire Dales recently.

MTB – Buckden and Deepdale Loop

Took a long ride today as I thought this could be one of the last nice days of the year, turn out to be sunny in Wensleydale and the cold and misty on the tops and in Wharfedale, never mind! As they say theres no such thing as bad weather only the wrong type of clothing.

Distance: 30 milesGPX-50(1)
Time: Approx 3.5 hours.
Strenuous route taking in 2 very steep climbs, one on the road upto Fleet Moss and 3 Continue reading

MTB – Snaizeholme and Widdle Loop

Toughish ride from Hawes taking in some long climbs and 2 great descents.

Approx 17 miles
2 long desents and 2 hard climbs.

Loop starting in Hawes, taking the Ingleton Road and almost immediately taking to the Bridleways, up alongside Snaizeholme to Cam.

Then a great hardpack descent to Newby Head. From here a short way towards Dent then taking the Bridleway up the Fell side towards the Dent/Garsdale/Widdle crossroads.

Then right toward Widdle and down the steep descent into Continue reading