About Us

 

We are a Cycling UK affiliated Mountain Bike Club who actually ride up and down Mountains! We're based in Lancaster and have been running in our current form for about 15 years.

 

We continue to expand and have a selection of members, male and female, from novice to nutter. We seem to attract reprobates from all over the North West, with riders travelling from places such as Nantwich in the South and Penrith in the North.

 

Rides and events are posted on our Members Facebook Page which only paid up members have access to; however we do put on a “Super Sunday Social” ride on the first Sunday on every month which is open to all, newbies and current members alike.  You’ll find details of these inclusive rides on our “normal” Facebook page and also o the “Rides List” section of this website.

 

It’s our members that put on rides and you’ll find a regular Wednesday night ride every week in the Lakes with our Wednesday Night Northern Chapter™ or around Lancashire with the Southern Softies™.  You’ll also find us riding most weekends; rides are varied depending who puts them on but expect, easy social rides, epic hike-a-bike, bikepacking, uplift days and everything else in between!  The rides are graded by distance, elevation and technicality e.g. 15miles, 1800ft and Red tech.

 

We go to a couple of races during the year but can no means be classed as racing whippets, we tend to excel at the social side of the weekends; the Sam Houghton Challenge out of Staveley is a particular favourite of ours.

 

Being well 'ard northern types as we are, we are blessed with some of the most spectacular riding in the country and can manage to get to a vast selection of rides in the Lake District and Yorkshire faster than you could say "Skiddaw, Ullock Pike, Nan Bield, Walna Scar, Claife Heights, Pennyghent, Garburn Pass, High Street, Helvellyn, Grizedale, Whinlatter, Duddon Valley, Horton, Hawes, Norber, Swaledale and Satterthwaite" which is the sort of thing that you would say on a regular basis, obviously!

 

We take numerous weekend and some week long breaks during the year and have made ourselves known in Fort William, Glentress, Dumfries & Galloway, Innerleithen, The Brecon Beacons, The Peak District, Bala, Betws-y-Coed, The Quantocks, to name just a few places.  We aim to run a holiday abroad once per year. So far we have visited Chamonix, Morzine, Les Gets and Les Houches in the French Alps, Gran Canaria, Austria, and the Sierra Nevada in Spain and Utah in the States. Much fun they were too! Several members have also taken part in the Megavalanche at Alpe Du Huez in the French Alps. 

 

For the measly sum of £6, you get 12 months’ membership with guaranteed fun written into the club rules and a whole bunch of other really good stuff! We do however require all members to have 3rd Party Insurance; the easiest way to do this is by joining Cycling UK.  As we are an affiliated club you can get membership of Cycling UK currently for £25 per year.  We don't ask potential members to part with much money (£2 per ride) until they have been out on a couple of rides so feel free to join in and see if you like it (and us!).  We are a non-profit club and as such all subs collected go to; general running costs (e.g. hosting this website and domain name), annual donation to both Air Ambulance and Mountain rescue and other charitable gifts such as Bikes For Africa following a vote at our 2018 Christmas Party.

 

Take a look around the rest of this site and hit the links to our Facebook page and Instagram feed.  You will find photos of our activities in the Gallery. A list of the Super Sunday Social rides may be found in the “Rides List” section of this site.

 

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