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Mary Townley Loop

While the sensible people did it over two days in a clockwise direction on mountain bikes, I foolishly opted for doing it in a day anti-clockwise on a cyclocross bike.
He's a link to a short video of me getting increasingly fatigued.

Posted on May 9, 2016 at 21:38

The Gritstone Trail

Thirty five miles in a day was a tough call and the longest I have ever considered. Throw on top of that the hottest day of the year and lack of reprovisioning stops.

The route runs between Disley and Kidsgrove Train Station so is easy to access but given the distance it is for the summer only needing at least 14 hours of daylight.

The route runs through quiet rural Cheshire along a gritstone ridge for a lot of its length. The two of us took a south-north route though most do…


Posted on July 28, 2013 at 22:01 — 1 Comment

Climbing back in the 70s

I spotted this small picture in the BMC Summit mag that popped through my door the other day. It was in an article about recording breaking climbs on El Cap in Yosemite. It said these guys broke a record back in 1974. I thought the picture was a spoof but no I found it on the web and it is genuine.

 These guys represent the pinnacal of US West Coast climbing in the 1970s and were called the Stone Masters.…


Posted on April 2, 2012 at 16:14

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At 22:50 on January 6, 2011, Brian Knowles said…
Cheers ,Nigel.'T will be 19.30 !


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A Rite of passage

It was the Friday night of our February winter meet . We were the first to arrive at the Alex McIntyre hut near North Ballachulish and had ventured out in search of somewhere to eat . As we doubled back from a wrong turn in search of the Loch  Leven Hotel  John B took a call from Andy A suggesting the forecast for the following day favoured doing the  Aonach Eogach ridge. The conversation continued and the next thing I knew we were committed !

The following day we rose at…


Posted by MIKE SLATER on February 24, 2018 at 0:00 — 1 Comment

Man Versus Horsepower

Man verses Horse

Saturday night a post came through via Whatsapp about a Mob MTB ride on following morning buthe forecast was for a winter front to push through turning to rain later did nothing not the most inspiring. Awoke 6.30 and peered out of the window expecting the worst but it wasn't that bad so by 7am l was up and breakfasting but still unsure whether to join the boys. Having Ridden up past Tottington to Holcombe for 9am there was no sign of anyone so a quick check of the phone…


Posted by Derek Kenyon on January 24, 2018 at 17:16 — 1 Comment

6 Men and a Bothy

The day and date Friday 19th January 2018.

Destination Greg's Hut on the side of Cross Fell.

The team Mark Davies, Ian Brewster, Mike Slater, Jon Waring, John (Johan) Brandon and Dave Owen.

Myself, Ian and Dave boarded the Black Stallion and headed North. Jon, Johan ( Only called this because Jon thought it would reduce any confusion in general conversation) and Mike headed for the nearest Mini-market to buy whatever they bought and then headed North.

Snow fell as we…


Posted by Mark Davies on January 23, 2018 at 15:55 — 4 Comments

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