West Pennine Moors Mountain Biking

Friday, 21st March 2014 by
mybikeburnley6Who would believe that just a few miles outside the industrial complexes of Blackburn and Burnley one could be up in the relative remoteness of the West Pennine Moors?

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Yorkshire Dales Mountain Biking

Monday, 17th March 2014 by
The weather was less than clement in the Dales - windy, drizzly, and cold.  Not the best day for me to decide it was Spring and go out in my cycling shorts!  :shock: (Laetitia is sporting her flashy new helmet bought with the big discounts on offer at the Big Demo weekend.)We enjoyed our rideout in the Yorkshire Dales so much a few weeks ago that we chose that venue again on Sunday.

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Staveley Beer Festival

Sunday, 16th March 2014 by
beersOne great benefit of living in Staveley is that when the Beer Festival comes to town we don’t have to drive anywhere.

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Shoulder-iffic Gritstone

Sunday, 9th March 2014 by
Pete starting Ant's Wall at Yarncliffe QuarryAfter a weekend climbing gritstone in the Peak District my shoulders are tired. It seems that unlike crimpy rock like limestone, and even our local volcanic Lakeland rock, grit involves a far more all over body contribution. Specifically, finger strength is my usual weakness and my forearms are normally where I get pumped first, however, […]

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Climbers’ Club AGM & Party Weekend

Tuesday, 4th March 2014 by
The Mountain Biking team at the end of the metalled road about to set off on one of Kentmere's best circular trailsIn my humble opinion last year’s CC AGM was a fantastic success. For me there are a lot of boxes to “tick” when deciding where to have the AGM. A location that offers: outdoor activities for all weathers and all pursuits; a quality indoor climbing wall that will join in the fun; an AGM and […]

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Nadine at  a bridge crossingWhat to do if the weather is terrible over the Alps and no way our girls skitour adventure will happen at all? Instead of a snow adventure we decided it is time to welcome spring and go climbing and biking at the Frankenjura

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When a country boasts a game reserve revered the world over such as Kenya’s Masai Mara, there are hundreds of touring operators all scrambling to compete for travellers’ custom.

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Was it really dry yesterday?

Sunday, 23rd February 2014 by
Laetitia enjoying the sunshine with far Pen-y-ghent behindI can hardly believe that yesterday was dry, sunny even! But it was cold and windy so instead of a trip to the indoor climbing wall on such a nice day we decided our fitness levels were in need of some attention.

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