Helworth & Swaledale loop by MTB

On Saturday, 4 of us rode the Helworth & Swaledale loop mostly in dry weather, but finishing in light rain. At 40 km long and a total of 1,134m of ascent, this route was a cracker with many climbs and some fine descents, including one of the best in the UK.

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Slaley Slather B (Again!)

Just 3 of us enjoyed a fabulous 2.25 hour loop in the evening sun on Tuesday on dry ground. It turned quite chilly in the second hour. It was the same route a different 4 of us rode last Tuesday evening so some pics are similar to those taken at that time.

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Lambley and Tindale Lollipop

On Sunday 4, of us rode the Lambley and Tindale ‘lollipop’ route – a loop (from which we were given a view of the Lake District in the distance) at the end of a there and back stem.

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Lowgate Downhill Loop

On Wednesday evening 7 club members rode the Lowgate Downhill loop. The conditions were dry, part of the route was technically difficult and there was loadsa fast flowing singletrack.

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Slaley Slather B

4 club members rode the Slaley Slather B route on Tuesday evening in warm dry conditions, although a few puddles were still left from last week’s rain.

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Gilsland Loop

At very short notice in beautiful weather just 3 of us cycled a mainly on road route with some off-road sections in a corner of the Forgotten Lands in a quiet corner of Cumbria in the north of England.

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Day 3 - Esk to Esk by Road

On Sunday 9 club members cycled Day 3 of the Esk2Esk Road road route between Eskdale (Ravenglass) and Esk Valley (Whitby) passing through 3 National Parks and crossing the Vale of York after 6 of us stayed in the excellent youth hostel in Osmotherley.

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Day 2 - Esk to Esk by Road

On Sunday 9 club members cycled Day 2 of the Esk 2 Esk Road road route between Eskdale (Ravenglass) and Esk Valley (Whitby) passing through 3 National Parks and crossing the Vale of York after 6 of us stayed in the Station Inn near Oxenholme which we highly recommend.

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