Apr
21

Malham Moor Mountain Biking (39428)

Event Overview

Complementing Marty and Jason's "Plodding and Pedalling in Wharfedale" Hostel weekend: http://www.outdoorlads.com/event/plodding-pedalling-wharfedale  I'm pleased to offer you an opportunity to Mountain Bike in the Yorkshire Dales.

Ride with us and enjoy a good all weather route, which takes us from our start point at the hostel down to the trail head at Kilnsey.  From there we head south across Malham Moor on a mixture of grass track and purpose built trail before enjoying one of the best parts of the ride which will be the descent to Threshfield throug...

Complementing Marty and Jason's "Plodding and Pedalling in Wharfedale" Hostel weekend: http://www.outdoorlads.com/event/plodding-pedalling-wharfedale  I'm pleased to offer you an opportunity to Mountain Bike in the Yorkshire Dales.

Ride with us and enjoy a good all weather route, which takes us from our start point at the hostel down to the trail head at Kilnsey.  From there we head south across Malham Moor on a mixture of grass track and purpose built trail before enjoying one of the best parts of the ride which will be the descent to Threshfield through the old coal mining area - a superb descent of a rough gritstone track which makes all the hard work worth it.

Once there we'll stop for a pint in the pub or a coffee, soft drink and a bit of cake/lunch.

That's the hard bit of the ride complete - after our break we head north back to our start point on an easy return leg before finally arriving back at the hostel in time for afternoon tea.

It would be great it you could join us at the hostel but if you can't get away for the weekend you're still welcome to come along for this event.

Itinerary

We will meet and leave from the YHA in Kettlewell and ride down to the trail head for the ride.

Please be ready for 10:45 am so we can leave at 11:00 am.

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What to bring

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

Do bring plenty to drink - minimum of 2 litres of water is recommended and a few snacks to see you through the day.  There will be opportunity to stop for lunch and buy locally en route but it's always wise to bring a packed lunch.

Meeting & Times

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Event Reference No:
39428