SMTBE Day 2 The Epic – 40km 1050m (Strava Estimate)
We awake on Day 2 to glorious sunshine, a full English and lots of tea and coffee. After much faffing, Andy decided more was needed and swap wheels before we all set off on our adventure over to Staveley.
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Ulswater loop – 20km 250m (Strava Estimate)
After the long drive up we finally arriving at the New Ing Lodge in the quaint village of Shap, just off the M6 on the side of the Far Eastern Fells and were all made to feel very welcome by Emma and Scott the owners. Eager to ride, we quick changed into our finest MTB kit and followed our guide Charley in the vans for a few miles to a moor top carpark by Helton.
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Got lots of club activities for you:
- Saturday – Davinia is leading a Breeze ride (ladies only) from Mouldon Hill along route 45 old railway line to Cerney and back
- Sunday – we’re at the Forest of Dean with mixed and Ladies groups. We will be doing a bit of skills work as part of the Swinley preparations, using a bit of Freeminers and the skills areas, as well as at least one Verderers lap and some downhill runs too.
- Tuesday – we’re off to Bike Park Wales! This is a PAYG trip, so don’t worry about not having booked – we will be using the pay as you go uplift and maybe 1 pedal up if people are feeling like it.
Happy Trails 🚵♀️
The Peak District is a stunning place, with some outstanding geology (like the rock face at Stanage Edge) and beautiful reservoirs such as Ladybower, Derwent and Langsett.
There is masses of riding in the Peak District itself, but there are also some brilliant trails around the city crafted by Ride Sheffield and Bike Track at Grenoside, Parkwood Springs and the latest, Lady Cannings.
We took a trip up there and had a look at a few of those in episode 5 of SMTBE TV Continue reading Places to Ride: Sheffield and the Peak District
You may have heard the term “tubeless” in mountain biking and wondered what it is or how to go about it. We’ll do our best to explain.
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There are some essentials you should take with you on a ride, but what is essential and what is superfluous?
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Staying hydrated is a vital part of exercise and mountain biking in particular. There are a number of ways of doing this, each with their own benefits.
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So you’ve got a mountain bike and you want to be comfortable riding (including avoiding the dreaded saddle sore!). Here’s a bit of advice on a few vital accessories to keep you comfy while riding.
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After a successful first batch of club jerseys, we’re cracking straight on with the second batch of orders.
Our order page is open again and can be found here: http://swindonmtbenthusiasts.co.uk/join-the-club/club-shirts/
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Welcome to our first article for our #getintomtb program and to get us started, we’re going to talk about why mountain biking is so good and why you should give it a go. Continue reading Getintomtb – Reasons to try Mountain Biking