BMW2005/1 Provisional Date June 10-12

Roger is double-checking for us but if there are no significant events on the same weekend the date for BMW2005/1 will be set for June 10th to 12th.

We plan to have a hard and intermediate route on both days also with a range of both distance and easier options. We haven’t planned a night ride but there will be plenty of scope for that too if enough are interested. There will be something for everybody, the trick is to make the right choice of route to maximise pleasure!

There will be the opportunity to do longer routes of 12 to 36 miles for those so inclined. These routes all flow very well as good xc routes do and will be 100% rideable. The medium distance xc routes ie 12 miles will also be suitable for the less experienced as the technical requirement will be lower (but fitness required higher).

The ‘hard’ routes will be exactly that, so if you choose them expect hard, difficult, technical riding that will not flow like a xc route and may be short i.e. less than 10 miles distance - one way. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED! However, it will include much to play on ie enormous rock outcrops, a lot of obstacles to repeat or attempt a number of times and the opportunity to push your technical skill to the highest limit… and beyond. Some may notice that even one of the organisers will be unable to ride all of it! (guaranteed) But we do not see this as a reason to exclude a chance to offer what are, without doubt, some of the hardest and most exciting trails in the UK.

More details will be posted closer to the time but if the date is good and you want to do some serious muni & muni-trials - mark up your diary please.


Does this include the new forest routes at Whinlatter ( IIRC) I saw a map at the lakeland pedlar and they looked interesting.

New Routes in Whinlatter?

No, it will not include those planned for Whinlatter - the routes chosen are far better than those were!!

Unfortunately Sarah as far as I am aware the decision (unless its changed since my last update from Amos at KMB) of the Lake District Special Planning Board is that they dont need more MTB routes in Whinlatter. Dispite their lack of vision and planning for the future, the only point they have got is that the main access to Whinlatter is via the narrowing of Braithwaite etc. not good for the residents to have an increase in traffic.


It’s gonna be great, very very different to the last one but great and posibly better, especially one of the rides I have in mind…

Is this a date?

Steve Grainger and Sarah Miller

have you any plans to arrange any uni events for this weekend please, if not we can set this date.



If Steve and/or Sarah don’t notice this post, perhaps some kind person could draw their attention to it please.