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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:00 pm 
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NWA & NE&Yorks: Settle to Malham, Yorkshire Dales ~ Saturday 2nd July 2011

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The last time we ventured onto the moors around these parts, an unexpected heavy overnight fall of snow turned the ride into a winter epic and cut short our route. Aftermath here: --> http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=137767

At the time several people suggested a return trip in summer.
So here it is. Once again we'll be collaborating with the Yorkies to put together a classic route in a truly beautiful part of the country.

:: Date: Saturday 2nd July 2011
:: Distance/time: 21 Miles with shortcut options/approx 6hrs including stops.
:: Meeting at: 8am onwards for breakfasts, ride starts at 10:30am Lower Greenfoot Lane Car Park, Settle BD24 9RB
:: Directions: click here for start location
:: Terrain: 85% off road, mainly well surfaced but expect some mud in places. 1400ft of climbing, drove roads, shooting tracks and some technical singletrack.

The ride starts with a big climb out of Settle and onto the new section of the Pennine Bridleway before heading off over Malham Moor toward the Tarn (the highest Lake in England).
Then a brake burning descent into Malham Village for a hearty pub lunch and ales, followed by a short walk to Malham Cove. The return leg will see us saddling up again for the big climb up onto the Pennine Bridleway again and the final descent down the fantastic Stockdale Lane into Settle.

Stunning Dales views all the way round with particularly good views of the mighty Three Peaks in the distance.

There is plenty of parking in Settle as well as a good few pubs and hotels for those wanting to make a weekend of it. There are also regular trains from Carlisle and Leeds for those who want to leave the car at home.

Please make sure your bike is in good fettle and you are dressed for all weathers. Helmets must be worn on this route as the rocks are very unforgiving!

See thi up on't moors!


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 1:06 pm 
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Yep Me too but need to check later.

Right, The Listers Arm's know we're coming just waiting for conformation from the manager


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 1:15 pm 
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Good work that man.


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Buggerybuggerybollox!
Been looking forward to this since we battled up there in the snow with zero visability, but we'll be on holiday :cry:

On the plus side I'll be getting pissed and fat(ter) on a yacht in Sardinia! 8)

Sure this'll be a classic though :)


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Well the ride at Gisburn last night went really well.

Unfortunatly I cannot make this ride but the Pub is sorted for you.

Gutted. :cry:


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giant-one wrote:
Well the ride at Gisburn last night went really well.


Do I detect some (bitter) sarcasm...? :shock:

Sorry to hear it, your patch too I think? Soon as you feel up to it you're welcome to show me around! :wink:


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elPedro666 wrote:
giant-one wrote:
Well the ride at Gisburn last night went really well.


Do I detect some (bitter) sarcasm...? :shock:

Sorry to hear it, your patch too I think? Soon as you feel up to it you're welcome to show me around! :wink:


Pete.

Na, It was my first ride since nacking my knee in.

The reason I can't make it is just me and the Mrs have plans on the Sat. :roll:


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D'oh! :oops:
I thought your knee had played up! Well, glad to hear it's not that anyway 8)


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I should be ok for this.


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sinnett177 wrote:
I should be ok for this.


Painkillers not worn off yet? Reckon I'd be off the bike for a month after the weekend you've had! :shock:


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