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An invitation from the Yorkies
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Author:  Dr S [ Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:37 am ]
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INTO THE VOID
Saturday 17th April- Ambleside

NE&YORKS Area would like to invite you on an oldskool epic through the mountains of the Lake District. And when I say through I mean through!

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Starting from just outside Ambleside we take a pleasant amble along the river before climbing along some of the Lake Classics- Loughrigg Terrace, Iron Keld and some truely fantastic singletrack. Epic Vistas, tough climbs and long descents will be the order of the day. The highlight has to be Cathedral Quarry where we will dip into the cavern before taking to the tunnel that cuts right through the mountain itself!
Lights would be handy and food will be required, there will be no civilization on this route.

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Meeting point is on minor road just off the A593 between Ambleside and Skelwith Bridge. SEE HERE


We depart at 10:30 sharp. Distance is approx 18 miles with bale out options. Terrain is challenging but well within the abilities of your average rider and retro machines. Duration is expected to be 6 hours with plenty of stops to soak in the stunning views.

An absolute classic. Don't miss this one guys and gals!

SIGN UP HERE!

All welcome, retro or modern. Roll up, Roll up

Author:  Dr S [ Thu Apr 08, 2010 8:14 am ]
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Anyone fancy it?? :?

Author:  JeRkY [ Thu Apr 08, 2010 10:02 am ]
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Silly question but whats the date?

Looks amazing, and would love to finally drag my slow ass onto one of these things!

Author:  Dr S [ Thu Apr 08, 2010 10:11 am ]
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A week on saturday matey.

My local group did this route at the back end of last year and still rave about it. They said it had two of the best downhills they have ever riden anywhere in the world. They have riden every sunday since the mid 80's so i guess they know what they are talking about 8)

Author:  drystonepaul [ Thu Apr 08, 2010 10:59 am ]
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I had arranged a ride on the 17th but as no-one else seemed to be available I moved it to the 10th April. Details here.
It's my birthday on the 17th and now I've made other plans so I won't be able to join you.
Looks like a great ride, but since when has the Lake District been in the North East or Yorkshire...? :lol: Are the Yorkies looking to invade the North West...?
The NWA National event will be taking place in the Lake District on the 8th May a week after the 3 tribes. Although the 'official' ride takes place on the Saturday, I reckon that a few people may stay on for the Sunday too for some more riding.

Author:  Dr S [ Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:06 am ]
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Haha, yes its on your patch!! Mind you, part of Gisburn Forest is in Yorkshire you know :wink:

Sure you cant make it DSP?? its your birthday after all. We might even bake a cake. :D

Author:  sinnett177 [ Thu Apr 08, 2010 2:14 pm ]
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I'm now a possible for this, SSEC is looking unlikely for me :( :D

Author:  Dr S [ Thu Apr 08, 2010 2:42 pm ]
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Brilliant! will be great to have you along. This route is a cracker and I have my eye on it for a National Status Event for next year.

Author:  stevek [ Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:24 pm ]
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This looks pretty cool so I'm a "possible" for this, it's a fair way for me to travel for one day though so it'll be a stop over job. If I can persuade my mate (and get my Wife's permission - not that I need it I hasten to add.... :roll: ) we'll do it. Trouble is it'll mean 3 weekends in row away from home though... as my mate said "divorce material". :|

Author:  Easy_Rider [ Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:29 pm ]
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Looks like a good ride, put me down as a possible :D

Author:  Dr S [ Fri Apr 09, 2010 1:28 pm ]
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Will be nice to have you along gentlemen. Any more for a little oldskool rough stuff?

Author:  JeRkY [ Fri Apr 09, 2010 1:43 pm ]
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Sadly the notice is a lil short for me to drag my sorry ass up from London.

Really want to try the route sometime though, looks very impressive.

Author:  volvo1980 [ Fri Apr 09, 2010 10:49 pm ]
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im up for this and my mate fancies it, looks a stunning ride!

have we got any meeting time and location details?

Author:  Easy_Rider [ Fri Apr 09, 2010 11:50 pm ]
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Just realised I might have a local car trailing event on the same date, depends whether I go to that or not, well actually I need to rejoin the club too! Bugger.

Author:  volvo1980 [ Fri Apr 09, 2010 11:56 pm ]
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Easy_Rider wrote:
Just realised I might have a local car trailing event on the same date, depends whether I go to that or not, well actually I need to rejoin the club too! Bugger.


You can't miss this one mate, looks a belter :wink:

Author:  Dr S [ Sat Apr 10, 2010 11:08 am ]
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volvo1980 wrote:

have we got any meeting time and location details?


Details are in the original post above.

latest news is in the link to the Yorkies section.

Weather forcast is looking promising for this one so keep everything crossed :wink:

Author:  Dr S [ Mon Apr 12, 2010 11:55 am ]
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So Far

Yes men
Kaya
Simonside
Dr S
Saltyman
Sinnett177
Nayfinesse
Stevek + 1
Volvo_1980 + 1
EarlofBarnet

Possibles
Easy_Rider
Toons
Drewson


Any more?

Author:  volvo1980 [ Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:58 pm ]
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Me and my mate are now definates and can't wait :D

Author:  Dr S [ Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:20 pm ]
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Looking like a good turnout. Weather still looking promising too.

Updated list as of 13/4
Yes men
Kaya
Simonside
Dr S
Saltyman
Sinnett177
Nayfinesse
SteveK + 1
Volvo _1980 + 1
EarlofBarnet
mrlee
Paulieb + 2

Possibles
MrSavoury
Dr Drewson??
Easy_Rider
Toons

Author:  Easy_Rider [ Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:54 am ]
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Doesn't look like i'll be going :(
Will be hitting some lighter trails with Mrs E_R, feel a bit guilty leaving her behind on the last 2 meets as she's eager to ride them but I know they are too tough.

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Fri Apr 16, 2010 6:23 pm ]
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Quote:
Doesn't look like i'll be going
Will be hitting some lighter trails with Mrs E_R, feel a bit guilty leaving her behind on the last 2 meets as she's eager to ride them but I know they are too tough.


shame You'll be missed my friend :(

Author:  Easy_Rider [ Fri Apr 16, 2010 8:36 pm ]
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HarryCrumb wrote:
Quote:
Doesn't look like i'll be going
Will be hitting some lighter trails with Mrs E_R, feel a bit guilty leaving her behind on the last 2 meets as she's eager to ride them but I know they are too tough.


shame You'll be missed my friend :(


:oops:
Have a good'un chaps, looks like the weather will be fantastic! I'll look forward to the pictures and write up :D

Author:  beavis [ Fri Apr 16, 2010 11:00 pm ]
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This ride looks awesome. Only just seen the thread or would have been asking to come along! :oops:

Have a good one

Author:  mr_ship [ Fri Apr 16, 2010 11:32 pm ]
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Yeah, bit gutted I can't come out on this one, know it well:roll:
Ridden this route minus the cave and its all good.
Have a good day fellas.

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