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SMTBE Lakes 2017 Day 1 – Ulswater loop

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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This weekend’s rides

It’s Fri-yaaayyyy!!!!!
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 🚵‍♀️

Places to Ride: Sheffield and the Peak District

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