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Cut Gate Killer Sun 19th May
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Author:  kaya [ Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:07 pm ]
Post subject:  Cut Gate Killer Sun 19th May

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NE&YORKS Present


The Cut Gate Killer Sunday May 19th



Location: Northern Peaks

Distance: 13 to 20ish miles

Link to start point :- https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mi ... SlBE&msa=0

Grade: 3.5

Meeting Point: Langsett Res'r, approx 4 miles north of Stocksbridge, South Yorkshire. Postcode: S36 4GY is for the Waggon & Horses pub, the car park is just before/just after this pub. Free parking and toilets.

Time: 10:00am meet for 10:30am start. This is a long ride and don't expect to be back at the start point until tea time if we do the full route.

Route: A long climb over the legendary Cut Gate and down to Ladybower and Derwent Reservoirs. Technical singletrack all the way with some steep descents. We then continue along the waterside to the cafe. we then return along the shores of the reservoir and climb Margery Hill before the final 6 mile descent back to the start point. Some of the UKs finest natural singletrack is on offer!


"Pic stolen from P20"
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Interested...... it just happens that a similar route was take by Dr S some Nine years ago...

Here's a link to the Aftermath:- viewtopic.php?f=5&t=58658

And here's a link to another Aftermath:- viewtopic.php?f=31&t=323460

I PROMISE the ride wont be as hard as the Dr's epic day out, but the the vistas will be just as epic...

Author:  james1985 [ Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:11 am ]
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I'm in the Peaks on holiday until the 17th! I will see if I can make the necessary arrangements to lengthen the holiday and join in.

Author:  Matthews [ Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:16 am ]
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I'm in

Author:  LongboardSi [ Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:03 am ]
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I'm a maybe...

Author:  LongboardSi [ Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:04 am ]
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LGF - if you're coming, this isn't one for a 'cross bike...

Author:  slmracing [ Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:13 pm ]
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Sorry Chaps, I am working away Daarn Sarrf in Chigwell :facepalm:

Author:  iveto1983 [ Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:16 am ]
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I’ll put my name down.

Would it be wise to bring a bike with a granny ring?

Author:  LongboardSi [ Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:25 pm ]
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Depends how much of the climb you want to ride - the steep side up from the ladybower end coming back will probably be largely be a walk for many, but the several miles of descent afterwards is well worth it. I'd personally be more focussed on things to help with getting down over rocks well (like big tyres).

I've done it one way as part of a 50 odd mile loop on a single speed and loved it.

Author:  longun [ Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:45 pm ]
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Day after my 40th so will definitely be there

Author:  Matthews [ Thu May 02, 2019 10:49 am ]
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You're a baby , week after my 53rd :facepalm:

Author:  DICKO10 [ Mon May 13, 2019 10:25 am ]
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Oh go on then

Author:  Matthews [ Mon May 13, 2019 5:50 pm ]
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This coming weekend folks , get those bikes sorted and let me know who's coming to some of the best trails around .

Author:  LongboardSi [ Mon May 13, 2019 6:30 pm ]
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I'm in - may even be on something different!

Possibly back to SS again :)

Author:  longun [ Mon May 13, 2019 6:54 pm ]
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Me

Author:  Spudly [ Mon May 13, 2019 9:28 pm ]
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Also me!!

Author:  iveto1983 [ Tue May 14, 2019 6:49 pm ]
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I’m in. No idea which bike I’ll be on though.

Author:  Matthews [ Tue May 14, 2019 9:21 pm ]
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Bring the one that'll give you the most grin factor on a 6 mile (not too steep) sweepy rocky descent . Grin factor and turning up is the important bit , if it's got 2 wheels and your riding it with a smile it's a bike . Bonus if you can still go to work the following day after riding it . (some of us are getting older so full rigid and swinging on brake levers all day can be too much :shock: )

Author:  Matthews [ Tue May 14, 2019 9:24 pm ]
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Having just checked to route (on a map) I think it's fair to say the 20ish miles is a lot more accurate than the 13 part in the opening gambit , quite a chunk is flattish though so it's not really a killer just killer fun in places .

Author:  LongboardSi [ Tue May 14, 2019 10:07 pm ]
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(some of us are getting older so full rigid and swinging on brake levers all day can be too much :shock: )


On a fully rigid you don't need to brake that much on the long descent back to Langsett at the end - the bumps keep your speed down a bit and you benefit more from being able to wrap four fingers round the bars and hang on. The key is to get a good firm grip with your hands and let your arms go loose and the bike dance around beneath you. (he says...)

you will need to brake plenty dropping down to Slippery Stones on the way out though.

Author:  elPedro666 [ Thu May 16, 2019 5:10 am ]
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LongboardSi wrote:
I've done it one way as part of a 50 odd mile loop on a single speed and loved it.



You're one sick puppy :shock:

I'm game, just need to get myself there somehow (Kiran needs the car)...

Author:  LongboardSi [ Thu May 16, 2019 6:38 am ]
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elPedro666 wrote:
LongboardSi wrote:
I've done it one way as part of a 50 odd mile loop on a single speed and loved it.



You're one sick puppy :shock:

I'm game, just need to get myself there somehow (Kiran needs the car)...


I'm not sick enough to suggest you ride over...

Could pick you up from Sheffield station if that helps?

Author:  Matthews [ Thu May 16, 2019 10:02 am ]
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Be good to se you Pete , check your rims though .

Author:  kaya [ Thu May 16, 2019 5:48 pm ]
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elPedro666 wrote:
LongboardSi wrote:
I've done it one way as part of a 50 odd mile loop on a single speed and loved it.





I'm game, just need to get myself there somehow (Kiran needs the car)...



Give MrLee a bell Pete :wink:

Author:  iveto1983 [ Thu May 16, 2019 9:30 pm ]
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All my bikes are rigid, but I find dirt drops more comfortable than flats so that narrows my options a bit.

Author:  Catman [ Fri May 17, 2019 11:39 pm ]
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Hey up guys, i'll be there. Thought about bike choice and i'm going to bring the totally right bike for the job in hand! Like Matthew said, some of us are a little older now and need all the help we can get! Oh by the way, it's not an E bike either.
See you all in the car park. Hope weather behaves itself.

Author:  Matthews [ Sat May 18, 2019 6:38 pm ]
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Don't forget your buy n sell stuff , money and bits . :) See you all in the morning .

Author:  longun [ Sat May 18, 2019 7:14 pm ]
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I'll be on a Dynatech.....rigid.....cantis.....and a pocket of ibuprofen haha. I'll have a box of stuff to give away as well, sick of carting it about. Free I tell you haha

Author:  Spudly [ Sat May 18, 2019 7:24 pm ]
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Yes please Chris, dunno what it is like but oh well haha!

See you all tomorrow kiddies, can't wait :)

Author:  mrlee [ Sat May 18, 2019 7:56 pm ]
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See you all in the morning :D

Author:  davo77 [ Sat May 18, 2019 11:34 pm ]
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I'm in although it will be on a shitty modern full bounce thingy me jigg :facepalm:

Author:  LongboardSi [ Sun May 19, 2019 8:35 am ]
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Just brakes to fit, chairing to re-align, chain to find and fit, possibly a handlebar swap and hopefully not too much more. Shakedown ride in the car park I think...

Author:  slmracing [ Sun May 19, 2019 12:17 pm ]
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Enjoy the ride chaps, it’s a shame I can’t make it, I am going for a ride around Epping forest, where they all talk funny

Stuart.

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