What we're about

Hello and welcome!

Our group has been organising rides now since 2008, we are still here and we still ride, some ride on a weekly basis whist others ride when other commitments allow. Be that as it may we all love our bikes and we want to ride them as often as we can manage. If you do not have a bike, or you never plan to ride your bike, then this is not the group for you!

As a group we aim to ride as often as possible and lead a diverse range of rides to suit all levels of rider, although mainly intermediate to advanced, technically and physically. For riders who consider themselves to be at beginner level, please don't be put off intermediate rides as we will always wait to allow riders to catch up and you can walk sections that you are not comfortable with.

However, we can only do this with the commitment of our members to support our group both financially and through contribution of ideas, thoughts on places to ride or even leading rides. You may or may not be aware that there is a charge by Meetup.com on a bi-annually basis for the use of this website and its features. So we are asking people to pay a small annual subscription fee of £10 for people who want an annual payment. Alternatively, if you want to ride less frequently, you may want to pay as you go at a £2 per ride, payable directly to the ride leader (it is possible that Meetup will advise that you are "unpaid", please disregard).

As a member of Leeds Mountain Bikers the following rules are in place to make the rides as safe as possible:

* Rides limited to 12 riders

* No helmet = No ride

* Knee pads should be worn for all rides, elbow pads are recommended

* Ride leaders have the responsibility of Incident Co-ordinator

* Rides are suitable for conventional & electric mountain bikes, hardtail or full suspension only

* Prior to meeting for the ride, ensure you conduct an M check on your bike covering:

i) Brakes; ii) Front wheel; iii) Handlebars; iv) Bottom bracket & cranks; v) Saddle & bearings; v) Rear wheels

(Further detail: https://www.redbull.com/gb-en/how-to-m-check-mountain-bike-guide )

* Completion of a one-off “Rider Information and Consent Form” per person that includes emergency details for retention by the ride leader

* Pre-ride briefing prior to setting off

We all know mountain biking has its risks and the requirements detailed are by no means intended to put riders off or affect rider enjoyment, if anything it's hoped to make the experience more fun as enables you to play another day!

Leeds Mountain Bikers Organisers

Upcoming events (5)

Settle to Kilsney via Malham Tarn

Ashfield Car Park

£2.00

As a member of Leeds Mountain Bikers the following rules are in place to make the rides as safe as possible: * Rides limited to 6 riders per ride leader * No helmet = No ride * Knee pads should be worn for all rides, elbow pads are recommended * Ride leaders have the responsibility of Incident Co-ordinator * Rides are suitable for conventional & electric mountain bikes, hardtail or full suspension only * Prior to meeting for the ride, ensure you conduct an M check on your bike covering (further detail: https://www.redbull.com/gb-en/how-to-m-check-mountain-bike-guide): i) Brakes ii) Front wheel iii) Handlebars iv) Bottom bracket & cranks v) Saddle & bearings v) Rear wheels * Completion of a one-off “Rider Information and Consent Form” per person that includes emergency details for retention by the ride leader * Pre-ride briefing prior to setting off We all know mountain biking has its risks and the requirements detailed are by no means intended to put riders off or affect rider enjoyment, if anything it's hoped to make the experience more fun as enables you to play another day! Based on British Cycling guidelines (further details:https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/zuvvi/media/The_Way_Forward_18-06-20_FINAL.pdf) planned rides will have rides limited to 6 riders per ride leader and staggered to maintain compliance. STRAVA - LAST DONE / .GPX[masked] TECHNICAL / PHYSICAL DIFFICULTY Red-Intermediate for technical ability / Black Expert for distance and stamina. MEET-UP TIME 10:15am for 10:30am start LOCATION OF MEET-UP Settle car park pay and display. DESCRIPTION A tough but great day out! 30 miles with some of the best climbs and descents the Dales has to offer.😉 Heading out of Settle past the market, we will climb steeply on Constitution Hill, first on tarmac then on a stony trail leading to Blua Crag, where the terrain evens off through grassy meadows. A moment to catch our breath, then take the wide stone tracks of the Pennine way across Settles Moorland, eventually leading to Malham Cove, taking a circular of Malham Tarn. We will then head along the remains of the old Roman road called Mastiles Lane, over undulating grass and stone tracks until we finally arrive into Kilnsey, after probably the best descent of the day. Out of Kilnsey by road for a few miles then climb up Cote Gill and over moorland, passing Lineseed Head back to Malham Tarn. Across fields to rejoin with the second part of Settle loop, with varied terrain including some great technical descents of limestone steps, then finally on steep, fast tarmac back to the cobbled streets of Settle. ESTIMATED DISTANCE / DURATION / ASCENT 30 miles / 5 Hours / 1050m ascent RECOMMENDATIONS Suitable clothing including wet weather protection, spare inner tubes / patches, chain links, lube, enough food and water for the duration of the ride - energy drinks, energy bars, bananas, clif bars, fruit malt loaf etc.

Hamsterley Forest

Hamsterley Forest

£2.00

As a member of Leeds Mountain Bikers the following rules are in place to make the rides as safe as possible: * Rides limited to 6 riders per ride leader * No helmet = No ride * Knee pads should be worn for all rides, elbow pads are recommended * Ride leaders have the responsibility of Incident Co-ordinator * Rides are suitable for conventional & electric mountain bikes, hardtail or full suspension only * Prior to meeting for the ride, ensure you conduct an M check on your bike covering (further detail: https://www.redbull.com/gb-en/how-to-m-check-mountain-bike-guide): i) Brakes ii) Front wheel iii) Handlebars iv) Bottom bracket & cranks v) Saddle & bearings v) Rear wheels * Completion of a one-off “Rider Information and Consent Form” per person that includes emergency details for retention by the ride leader * Pre-ride briefing prior to setting off We all know mountain biking has its risks and the requirements detailed are by no means intended to put riders off or affect rider enjoyment, if anything it's hoped to make the experience more fun as enables you to play another day! Based on British Cycling guidelines (further details:https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/zuvvi/media/The_Way_Forward_18-06-20_FINAL.pdf) planned rides will have rides limited to 6 riders per ride leader and staggered to maintain compliance. MEET-UP TIME 10:15am for 10:30am start RIDE GRADING Advanced - Intermediate MEET-UP POINT Hamsterley Forest, near Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL13 3NL Main car park adjacent to toilet block (on left as Forest Drive goes around to right) Fee for parking (new system introduced) RIDE DESCRIPTION The ride will comprise of the complete Black route and descent sections of the Red route (Transmission, Accelerator, Nitrous, Section 13). The Black route is quite natural in feel, with challenging rocks and roots throughout. The Red descent sections are much more artificial, littered with more rocks, drop-offs, berms, jumps and bombholes. Together, it makes for a technically demanding and interesting ride, with plenty of opportunities to get the adrenaline flowing! Although stated as predominantly a Black ride, please don’t let that put you off. In reality it is more like a challenging Red route, with features similar to the technical highlights from the likes of Gisburn, Stainburn, Lee Quarry and Dalby. Most of the trail is hard surfaced in the usual trail centre fashion, but some sections have been left natural, with mud, slippery rocks and roots to navigate in the wet! Because the ride is about 10 miles in total (7 miles of Black + 3 miles for Red descent sections), we can repeat parts to increase this depending upon interest; however please note there are some long forest road climbs involved to get to the top of the Red descent sections, so it can be rather physically demanding! DISTANCE 10 miles (extendable by repeating parts of most interest) RIDE DURATION 3.5 Hours (depending on how many parts are repeated) RECOMMENDATIONS Spares, tubes, patches, at least 2 litres of water, high energy snacks, knee / elbow pads SAFETY No helmet = no ride

Appletreewick epic - RECCIE

Village Hall, Appletreewick

£2.00

As a member of Leeds Mountain Bikers the following rules are in place to make the rides as safe as possible: * Rides limited to 6 riders per ride leader * No helmet = No ride * Knee pads should be worn for all rides, elbow pads are recommended * Ride leaders have the responsibility of Incident Co-ordinator * Rides are suitable for conventional & electric mountain bikes, hardtail or full suspension only * Prior to meeting for the ride, ensure you conduct an M check on your bike covering (further detail: https://www.redbull.com/gb-en/how-to-m-check-mountain-bike-guide): i) Brakes ii) Front wheel iii) Handlebars iv) Bottom bracket & cranks v) Saddle & bearings v) Rear wheels * Completion of a one-off “Rider Information and Consent Form” per person that includes emergency details for retention by the ride leader * Pre-ride briefing prior to setting off We all know mountain biking has its risks and the requirements detailed are by no means intended to put riders off or affect rider enjoyment, if anything it's hoped to make the experience more fun as enables you to play another day! Based on British Cycling guidelines (further details:https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/zuvvi/media/The_Way_Forward_18-06-20_FINAL.pdf) planned rides will have rides limited to 6 riders per ride leader and staggered to maintain compliance. STRAVA - LAST DONE / .GPX 25/11/2017 RIDE DIFFICULTY Intermediate - Moderate to Advanced - Difficult. A decent level of technical ability and fitness is required. MEET UP TIME 9.45am for 10am start MEET UP POINT Village Hall, Appletreewick, Skipton, BD23 6DD On street parking RIDE DESCRIPTION Starts at Appletreewick. Follows road through Burnsall to Threshfield. Then starts proper. Steady climb up to Threshfield moor. Ride through Bordley farm, undulating to a cracking decent in to Hetton and Rylstone. Tough climb on to Embsay moor. Long decent in to Bolton abbey and a coffee. A steady (but hilly) road to finish. DISTANCE / ASCENT Approximately 32 miles & 910m / 3000ft of climbing RIDE DURATION Up to 5hrs 30min RECOMMENDATIONS Suitable clothing including wet weather protection, spare inner tubes / patches, chain links, lube, enough food and water for the duration of the ride - energy drinks, energy bars, bananas, clif bars, fruit malt loaf etc.

Peak District - Five Dales Circuit - RECCIE

DE4 2JY

£2.00

As a member of Leeds Mountain Bikers the following rules are in place to make the rides as safe as possible: * Rides limited to 6 riders per ride leader * No helmet = No ride * Knee pads should be worn for all rides, elbow pads are recommended * Ride leaders have the responsibility of Incident Co-ordinator * Rides are suitable for conventional & electric mountain bikes, hardtail or full suspension only * Prior to meeting for the ride, ensure you conduct an M check on your bike covering (further detail: https://www.redbull.com/gb-en/how-to-m-check-mountain-bike-guide): i) Brakes ii) Front wheel iii) Handlebars iv) Bottom bracket & cranks v) Saddle & bearings v) Rear wheels * Completion of a one-off “Rider Information and Consent Form” per person that includes emergency details for retention by the ride leader * Pre-ride briefing prior to setting off We all know mountain biking has its risks and the requirements detailed are by no means intended to put riders off or affect rider enjoyment, if anything it's hoped to make the experience more fun as enables you to play another day! Based on British Cycling guidelines (further details:https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/zuvvi/media/The_Way_Forward_18-06-20_FINAL.pdf) planned rides will have rides limited to 6 riders per ride leader and staggered to maintain compliance. .GPX TO DOWNLOAD https://www.v-publishing.co.uk/books/wpmbdownloads/ RIDE GRADING Intermediate (Red) to Advanced (Black) MEET-UP TIME 9.45am for 10.00am start MEET-UP LOCATION Darley Bridge car park – nearest post code DE4 2JY RIDE DESCRIPTION This is a long, hard and varied route with superb woodland singletrack. The views from Beeley Moor are superb, while the hairpins on the climb of Rowsley Bar, scene of the National Hill Climb Championship are a great aerobic burn out. However, this is just the beginning, the route keeps heading into and back out of dale after dale, sometimes on super-fast descents, sometimes on singletrack climbs, hard tarmac slogs or just good honest farm tracks. A brilliant ride, taking in all that the heart of the White Peak has to offer. APPROXIMATE DISTANCE / DURATION 36km / approximately 5 Hours RECOMMENDATIONS Suitable clothing including wet weather protection, spare inner tubes / patches, chain links, lube, enough food and water for the duration of the ride - energy drinks, energy bars, bananas, clif bars, fruit malt loaf etc.

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Rivington Pike

Rivington Lane

£2.00

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