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MTB – Hawes to Castle Bolton and Crackpot

Took a long ride taking in Upper Wensleydale and a small part of Swaledale today.

Distance: 28 miles
Time: 4.0 Hours
Mainly off road, some tough climbs made up for by a couple of great descents.

Starting from Hawes I took the main road to Bainbridge and then across the valley to Askrigg, through the village and up to Nappa, the turn is signposted Napp Scar and climb the No-Through Road up towards the house at the top, where it Continue reading

MTB – Hawes & past Gaudy Farm Loop

Distance: 14milesGPX-50(1)
Long hardpack climbs, good grassy descents.
Time: about 2hours

Took a ride this morning from Hawes, up the old Roman Road above Burtersett, a long section of wide hardpack bridleway, about 4 miles off-road before joining the main Beggermans Road for a half mile, then took the tarmac singletrack road to Cam Farm through the gate for about 2 miles.  Then bearing right at the Bridleway sign, after the gate, back towards to Snaizholme, this skirts along Continue reading

MTB – some Feb/March ride pics

Just a few more general photos taken whilst out Mountain Biking around Wensleydale and area at the end of February and into March. Quite a mixture of riding, snow and ice, claggy mud, sunshine and mist!

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MTB – Hawes and Newby Head Loop in the Snow

Video of a ride I often do from Hawes to up above Burtersett towards Cam Head, up the High road and following the bridleway across the tops and down to Newby Head.

This time taken in the snow that covered the Fell tops overnight. Luckily it was crisp snow, so somehow I mananged to ride most of the loop without getting off or losing traction, quite suprised how good the WTB 2.3 Vigilantes are on my bike, superb grip in Continue reading

MTB around Christmas

Just a few images taking whilst Mountain Biking over the Christmas week on the few days when its wasn`t blowing a gale and raining cats and dogs, you can still see some of the flooded fields on the pictures. Mind you the winds have still been really stong and I`ve been nearly blown off the bike a couple of times and don`t get me started on the head winds!. However, its been great the get out for a few rides Continue reading

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.