July 2013 Blog Posts (2)

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…

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Added by Nigel Blandford on July 28, 2013 at 22:01 — 1 Comment

West Nab Bouldering

Sit-starts, injuries, and an unmentionable incident with a chalk bag - all in a short evenings work for a MoB midweek raid into West Yorkshire.

West Nab is the highest point on the West Yorkshire moors. Derek had been given the heads up by Dom and we had the Over the Moors guide to point us towards a huge number of problems, so off we went. Jordan and I navigated while Derek drove so, obviously, we were a bit later than planned, but eventually me, Derek, Jordan and Ivan met…

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Added by Graham Stevens on July 4, 2013 at 17:48 — 1 Comment

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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…

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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…

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

MOB Dec meeting

This meeting was well attended as it included the annual photo competition ( separate blog to follow on the results).

Matt the treasurer reminded everyone that the subs were due early next year.  £23 which includes BMC membership and insurance.  Latest date to pay is Feb 1st.  Please be proactive with this so Matt is not chasing anyone up.  Pay at meeting or into MOB account.  Let Mat know if you pay this way.

E- Mike is organising the MOB Xmas meal which this year is a…

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