Posts in category Off Road

Delamere – in the gloop

It was a very nice day. Cool, but in the sun, pleasantly warm. Off with the gilet after only a couple of miles and onto join the lads off road for a change, in my attempt to start to get some fitness back. Jim looked surprised as he overtook me on the way up Kingsley […]

Dancing on Ice on the Hornby Road

Six valiant souls (Nick, Jim, Jeff and his brother in law Jerry, Kev and me) arrived in Wray, near Lancaster, at 10 a.m., to ride the Hornby Road in honour of our absent MTB leader (Matt Hornby).  It was COLD!  I was worried that I’d be keeping everyone waiting so set off ahead, and due […]

Rebels without a route.

As I left the house this morning for the traditional monthly Delamere ride, I was secretly hoping that due to the weather forecast everyone else would have sacked it off and I could just ride home. The chances seemed to improve when I arrived too as the forest was officially closed, (OK mate, I’ll just […]

A trip to the Dog and Monkey.

A trip to the Dog and Monkey.

No, it’s not a pub, (though a pre-Christmas pub lunch is on the cards for the final off road ride of the year, see the calendar) but the names of the two MTB trails at Cannock Chase forest. Follow the Dog and the Monkey Trail. It’s only just over an hour away but for some […]

Return to the Howgills

Return to the Howgills

We’d postponed this ride from September so a few of our fat tyre’d brethren could join us to revisit a popular ride from some years ago. In the end there was only Eleanor who had done this route before, with Tim, Iain, Jim and myself completing the gang. The usual start time of 10am suffered […]

Video and vegetation.

The turnout on summer MTB rides can be a little low sometimes, what with only having a smaller pool of riders to begin with and holiday commitments, but it seems like most of the regulars were keen to make the most of a pleasant day and we started off with 11 riders, (three new, nice […]

Llandegla lightbulb moment.

Llandegla lightbulb moment.

Due to the expectancy of a low turn out, and the enthusiasm for the riding around the Howgills that was the plan for our away-day this month, we decided defer and just go for a blast round Llandegla forest. OK, so not the epic trek that was planned, but I’ve never come away from Llandegla […]

Winch ‘n Plummet

Winch ‘n Plummet

This weeks ride was pinched from The Edge Cycleworks website. This is a brilliant resource for off road trips around North Wales and England, but a few days before we went I’d been thinking that 24 miles might be a bit short, would be done by just after lunch, so perhaps it needed a bit […]

Mountain bikes – uniting cyclis...

Mountain bikes – uniting cyclists since 1230*

*That’s 1230 hrs, not 1230 AD. The most exciting thing that happened in the 1230’s was the border between England and Scotland being established and Henry III installing a Leopard house in the Tower of London. But I digress, because the main point of this blog to tell you about our ride this weekend. Some […]

Borderland Bike Challenge – 9th...

Borderland Bike Challenge – 9th May 2015

As I know some of our members enjoy this event, here is  alink to the site, just refreshed for this year’s event – http://www.borderlandbikechallenge.co.uk/index.html

Delamere Learners and Lazies day.

Can I just say before I continue, that is Lazies up there in the title, it’s not a typo with the potential of belittling our heroic female members on this International Womens day. Thanks to Andy Beswick for a much improved ride title. In the end there was 11 of us rocked up to the […]

Bingley – bashed.

Bingley – bashed.

I’ve heard of the route known as the Bingley Bash before, but never really considered it as as one of those ‘before you die’ rides, however the description given in the Singletrack magazine that plopped through my door a couple of weeks after Christmas was a bit enticing, so there’s a plan as good as […]

As a club, we’d like to wish Andrew Simpson @simmo_on_sport all the best for the future, with a heartfelt thanks for supporting WVCC all these years....

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