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Aug
13

Grizedale Forest - Lakes MTB Day 2 (36751)

Event Overview

This is the second of two mountain biking days in the lake District. 

We will meet at the Grizedale Forest visitor center and go riding.

The exact loop will be decided on the day based on the ablities of those in attendance and how our legs feel after day 1 on High Street... Expect a mix of man made trails and natural singletrack and obvioulsy complete awesomeness! 

Bike hire is avalibale at Grizedale vistior center but please note this ride will not be suitable for a ...

This is the second of two mountain biking days in the lake District. 

We will meet at the Grizedale Forest visitor center and go riding.

The exact loop will be decided on the day based on the ablities of those in attendance and how our legs feel after day 1 on High Street... Expect a mix of man made trails and natural singletrack and obvioulsy complete awesomeness! 

Bike hire is avalibale at Grizedale vistior center but please note this ride will not be suitable for a MTB novice.

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What to bring

You need your bike.... It needs to have knobbly tyres and at least front suspension. Please make sure it is in working order and you have any required spares and tools for you bike.

You need clothes suitable for the weather, even in summer it is worth taking a waterproof as it can be cold and windy on the tops.

If it's sunny remember sun cream.

Apart from your bike remember the following:.

  1. Puncture repair kit (or better still a spare inner tube) and tyre levers. Also any special tools that your bike needs.
  2. Food - bring small snacks such as chocolate bars and energy foods.
  3. A cycling bottle attached to your bike and plenty of water (minimum 2lts)
  4. Eye protection - impact from a bee, grit or even a fly at speed is extremely unpleasant, sunglasses may do if not made of glass and not too shaded.
  5. Clothing: choose suitable clothes and footwear for the weather forecast and time of year. You will be exercising so lightweight layered clothing is best. Shorts are best even in rain, as they allow free movement of your legs. Jeans are useless if it rains but tracksuit bottoms need to be not too baggy or they may snag in the chain and cause an accident. You'll need trainers or similar with grippy soles for standard pedals.
  6. Cyclist's Helmet - Outdoorlads policy asks you to wear a helmet events.
  7. Bag you will need a small day-sack (or panniers on your own bike) to carry essential clothing, water and an emergency snack.

Food & Drink

You will need enough food and drink for the ride as there are no shops or cafe on route. 

We will finish with a bite to eat in the cafe at the end of the ride.

Meeting & Times

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Accommodation

This event does not come with accommodation. A group of us will be staying the night inbetween. If you are interested in finding where we are staying please message the event leader.


Event Reference No:
36751