It seems we have a few riders in the North West of the UK who are interested in meeting up and riding at Rivington, near Bolton. So, how about meeting up for 3 to 4 hours of muni madness either Saturday (21st) or Sunday (22nd) Jan? Depending on the weather we would meet either the Sat or the Sun morning at 9am. Hopefully people can be flexible with the days, but if you’re interested in coming along then reply to this post letting me know if you have a preference over one day or the other (just in case the weather’s kind over the whole weekend).
I’ll see what response I get before posting further information.
The riding will be muni, but it’s possible to ride on a 20" trials uni. There’s quite a bit that’s actually best suited to trials over muni anyway.
The invite is to all, but I must stress, it will be fairly strenuous (due to the ride being hilly) and in parts technical. On the really technical section there’s an easier way down, so that’s not a problem. We’ll still be taking it quite easy as I don’t know peoples fitness/ability. It’ll be a great opportunity to meet other local riders, which I’m looking forward to. Incidentally, you don’t have to live in the NW to come along on this ride! The riders who haven’t been up to Rivington before will find tons of muni and trials to test themselves and there’s lots of steps and rocks to play on (if it’s not raining).
Please ensure you have adequate body armour. I personally use full body armour (head, elbow, wrist, knee/shin), but that’s mainly because of one of the very technical sections.
As long as you’re competent at riding off road, then you should come along and play!!
PM me your mobile numbers just in case I need to get hold of you.
MrBoogiejuice (Kit): How about you and your mates? Interested in coming along?
Mark: I was planning to ride the whole area, including the area next to the reservoir, the lower gardens, terraced gardens (including Japanese gardens), the Pike, the rocky down-hill to the upper carpark and everything in between. As you’ve been up there quite a bit also, maybe you could suggest other parts to ride once we’re up there.
By the way, last Friday I was at Rivington and there were quite a few paths closed off for forestry operations or something in the oriental gardens. Hopefully the routes you were thinking of are still open.
Would be great if you could make it. You don’t want to go anywhere near Chorlton though. Try getting a train to Stockport, then there’s a train every 1/2 hour to Horwich Parkway (via Manchester Piccadilly, but I don’t think you actually change trains). It’s only 3/4 hour from Stockport to Horwich Parkway. There just happens to be a train from Stockport at 0747, arriving at Horwich Parkway at 0841. Do check this though, just in case I’ve misread the timetable. If you can make it then I’ll pick you up from the station. It’s only 10 mins drive from the station to where we’re meeting up at 9am. So perfect timing.
Is there anyone else coming along from Mac, or will you be on your own?
Let us know nearer the time if you can make it. If the weather’s going to be atrocious then we’ll possibly re-schedule it for another day. I’ll confirm things toward the end of next week with everyone.
Hi Steve, cheers for the info and offer of lift. Barring a last minute changing of shifts at work I’ll be there. It looks like I’ll be the only Maccite attending; Pete’s going to be in Leeds that weekend and my brother’s working nights.
I’m going to try and make it down to Denton next Tuesday so can chat more then. I’ve been wanting to come down since the hockey tournament but it’s been the busy bit of year at work.