Dr S wrote:
Dalby works out at around 165 mile round trip from here. Horcum and Kildale are a shade nearer.
160 for us to Kildale, and the same to Skipton and the same to Hope
Shame there's not more riders up the far North.
What's the NW/Cumbria riders numbers like ? As they're the closest to join in far north rides.
Just looked at the full region, hadn't really noticed you're in the middle of it and you're somewhere Way Up North
I see no problem myself in squeezing a far north, far south ride in the same month. Should get Marc2Tone to figure it out.
well so far what i've figured out is that we need to put on rides that's accessible to all riders within that given region. studying the who is closer to what needs a practicable approach. i mean, much beyond northumberland (upwards) is remote and we need to anticipate whether or not people actually live in that vacinity in enough numbers(we have to consider non members looking to join) to plan a ride in.
without splitting hairs...northallerton seems about north/south central of our region so naturally a healthy quantity of rides needs to be here which, is west of the moors and east of dales. so far we have that with horcum, kildale,dalby in the east and settle, howgills, skipton in a more westerly direction. both the dales and moors cover huge acreage and distance has to be taken with a loose term for distance to be travelled.
so far though i see a lot in the melting pot and a bright calendar to go at but, lets relax a little as the nationals have to be looked at yet and im sure there will be more chin wagging at meets to form even more cross-region meets and other ideas for trails to tackle.
it's looking very good but lets think about how far ahead we can realistically plan, you know what i mean, other commitments,weather,even the nationals were done over nine months(as opposed to 12) with scope for more.im sure we can put a finer point on things in due course.
im not terribly knowledgeable on ideal mtb locations but i will be learning from the 'knowing' over the next couple of months in a an attempt to discover our green and pleasant land.