Lake District Mountain Biking Trip – Fri 22nd Apr 2011

A brief report for the record!

Bikes&Backpacks pt 2.
Day1: Ambleside – High Street – Patterdale – Helvellyn YH.
Pushing up High St, misty summit, big descent. Jim over the bars. Tough singletrack. It’s rideable! Rich over the bars. Weary riders at the YH. Fine ale.
Day2: Sticks Pass – OldCoachRd – back of Skiddaw – Watendlath – Borrowdale YH.
Ride-walk-ride-walk. Helvellyn ridge in sunshine. Boggy descent to J&L. Cruising the Old Coach Rd. Toms loose Brain. Back of Skiddaw. Puncture at the stream Xing. It’s rideable! Casual riders plop! Perpetual descent. Cafe 🙂 Rd to Watendlath. Tech climb, tech descent. Beer in the sun. Twilight in Borrowdale.
Day3: Greenup Edge – Ambleside.
Guys collapsed jockey wheel. Jim unhindered by broken mech. Epic carry up Lining Crag. Tom stabbed by h’bars. Aggy over the bars. More walking. Rydal Water, easy riding.
IN SUMMARY: 3 big OTB, 1 h’bar in the face, 1 cracked frame, 1 collapsed jockey wheel, 1 broken mech, 1 broken spoke, 14 creme eggs.

More pics available on my Picassa account if anyone is interested.

Posted by : Richard Smith. 14th Aug 2011 15:38.

Posted by: Laszlo. March 30, 2014

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