High Street ride
Definatley my toughest ride for a long time, this was one of our first mountain bike rides over 30 years ago on rented bikes curtasy or Derek Holts D Tours. Back then the there was no such thing as suspension and the brakes were cantileaver type. The only lasting memory l have is how recked my wrists were with the vibrations and squezing the brakes. Leading up to the weekend the…Continue
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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…
We would like to post Christmas Greetings to all the members of the M.O.B., and to thank you for Cards and Greetings which have been sent.
We look forward to seeing you all in the Spring.
REG AND VAL, ANGLESEY
Mark’s suggestion of a days climbing on Tryfan sounded just the ticket and soon the team had grown to 6 lads all keen to get a good mountain day under their belts. On the way down it was raining quite heavy and with a good weather forecast we were beginning to feel cheated. As we drove down the A5 into Ogwen the rain stopped just as we were parking up right on queue, perhaps the weather men had got it right for once. Walking in under Millstone Buttress on the approach to Heather Terrace…Continue
The day went better than expected; with almost 50 turning out from the Bolton ConservationVolunteer group and the climbing fraternity which include 8 from the Mob.
It was obvious as we struggled to make our way to the designated location that this was not going to be your average clean up day. When I was told we where clearing Rhododendrons I hadn’t envisaged how big the task would be, thankfully the Volunteers had and they were well prepared. The basic brief was that the…Continue
Added by Derek Kenyon on November 22, 2011 at 21:30 — No Comments
For the past 30 years members of the Mountaineering Club of Bury have had strong links with Lakes based Longsleadale Out Door Pursuits Centre (LOPC), with many members belonging to both groups. I myself have fond memories of the Centre having spent a lot of time there in the late 70s and early 80s, as many others I've moved on but not forgot my links. I I I I After reviving a flyer from the centre promoting a taster day on Nov 5th to boost instructor numbers. This got me thinking that we…Continue
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Froggatt Sunday 19th June
Sunday’s trip to Froggatt didn't turn out quite as nice as we had expected but the weather held off allowing us to get stuck in to some classic Grit Stone routes. I was surprised to see how quite the crag was for a change, perhaps the change in the weather put a few off.
Highlight’s of the Day were Mark Russels lead of Pendestal Crack his first HVS on the Grit, not bad as the routes then to be a tad on the…Continue
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It looked like the Lairds weekend would be the last chance I had to get up to Scotland this season so I was keen to make the most of it. My last trip up to the Cairngorms with Keith, although an enjoyable one had not been…Continue
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It was Christmas Eve and things where slotting together nicely. A day off, pass out and a VERY GOOD forecast, certainly not a day to be missed. 3.30am the alarm went off (I knew I’d be tired later that night but Ann wouldn’t miss me if I fell asleep on the couch as she would be watching the box). By 5am we were leaving Blackburn north bound, Stars shining and the thermometer reading -10. Like everyone we’d been browsing the Web (The down side of the internet highway.) and all the ice was…Continue
It is with regret that I have to inform you that Geoff Fletcher Passed away last Friday night. He had been ill for quite a few years but had not let it get him down and he stayed as active as he could right up to the end.
Geoff started coming out with the club back in the early 80's and came on many weekends.
He had been a very keen walker and fell runner "Probably…Continue
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View looking down Therlmere and one down to Brothers Water.…
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