What we're about

Welcome to Leeds Mountain Bikers (LMB). We meet regularly for adventurous and challenging off-road rides and our aim is to provide a friendly and supportive atmosphere in which to enjoy our sport, with all the benefits of riding in a social group.

We welcome new members, but please understand that while many of our riders have a lot of experience, we are amateurs and do this for the love of our sport. We do not hold any formal qualifications. We are not instructors, mentors nor technical experts.

We will always help and support each other when needed, and will never leave a group member behind, but all riders must accept that mountain biking is a dangerous sport, and that individual riders are responsible for their own safety.

LMB, its organisers, hosts and leaders will not be held liable for any injury or loss incurred.

Rides will each have one or more designated hosts, who will be familiar with the route. If you are new to the group you will be asked to fill in a 'Rider Information' form with your personal details, and also to sign our 'Participation Statement' and disclaimer. We also suggest that you complete a personal medical information form to carry with you on the ride. (You can download, print and sign these prior to attendance from... here ).

After an introductory ride with us, if you decide to join, you will need to register with British Cycling and pay our subscription (£11/yr inc. handling fee) which covers our costs to British Cycling and to Meetup. We are affiliated to British Cycling (No 997836), but this affiliation does not provide insurance for individual riders. Third party liability insurance is available and recommended by British Cycling.

Rides have a maximum attendance of 15 riders, but if full please get yourself on the waiting list. Spaces usually appear nearer the ride.
If you subsequently are unable to attend, please let us know early, so somebody else can take your place.

PARTICIPATION STATEMENT & ACCEPTANCE OF RISK

As a condition of riding with Leeds Mountain Bikers, all persons must be aware of and accept the following:-

  • MOUNTAIN BIKING IS A DANGEROUS ACTIVITY WHICH CARRIES A RISK OF SERIOUS INJURY

  • RIDE ORGANISERS DO NOT NECESSARILY HOLD ANY MOUNTAIN BIKING QUALIFICATIONS NOR ARE THEY INSTRUCTORS, MENTORS OR TECHNICAL EXPERTS

  • ALL RIDERS ARE INDIVIDUALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN ACTIONS AND SAFETY

  • RIDERS WILL AT ALL TIMES CONSIDER THE SAFETY OF OTHER PERSONS AND  ACT  ACCORDINGLY TO AVOID DANGER TO OTHER RIDERS AND MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC

  •  SELF RELIANCE AND PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY ARE CENTRAL TO THE WAY LMB OPERATES

Risks include but are not limited to the following:-

  • We actively seek to ride over terrain which will in places be technically difficult, and where a fall could result in injury. It is each rider's responsibility to read the trail ahead of them, and make their own decision as to whether they are capable of riding any particular section, or whether to dismount and walk.

  • We may also ride through remote, exposed, upland and mountain  areas, which may be exposed to extremes of weather. Routes may be physically demanding, typically covering 20 plus miles of off-road riding, with several thousand feet of ascent. It is each riders responsibility to ensure they possess the appropriate fitness, and to carry suitable waterproof/warm/cool clothing, food, liquid, and equipment for the proposed route in the prevailing weather conditions.

      (Check weather forecast and each 'ride description' for details).

  • The routes we follow may be used by other persons such as walkers and other mountain bikers. It is each LMTB rider's responsibility to ride in a manner which does not put other persons or property at risk.

  • Rides will usually include sections on the public highway. Each rider is responsible for riding safely and in accordance with the highway code.

 
Further requirements

  • Riders must be 18 years of age or older

  • Approved cycle helmets and knee protection must be worn- No helmet no ride

  • Suitable bikes: Appropriate quality full suspension or hard tail mountain bikes

  • This includes UK road legal electrically assisted mountain bikes with pedals (E-Bikes)

  • NB- de-restricted bikes, or those modified in such a way which makes their use on UK roads illegal, will not be permitted on our rides

 
Leeds Mountain Bikers and Ride Leader will not be liable for any direct or indirect loss, damage or injury arising from or in connection with mountain biking activity (except for death or personal injury caused by their negligence) and waive all and any claims against [Leeds Mountain Bikers and Ride Leader] in this respect.

Upcoming events (4+)

Fryup Dale

Needs a location

Welcome to Leeds Mountain Bikers (Lmb). We meet regularly for adventurous and challenging off-road rides and our aim is to provide a friendly and supportive atmosphere in which to enjoy our sport, with all the benefits of riding in a social group.

We welcome new members, but please understand that while many of our riders have a lot of experience, we do not hold any formal qualifications and we are not instructors, mentors nor technical experts. We will always help and support each other when needed, and will never leave a group member behind, but all riders must accept that mountain biking is a dangerous sport, and that individual riders are responsible for their own safety.

Please make sure you read our 'About' page, here on Meetup for full details on how our events work. You will be required to complete a 'Rider Information Form' and to sign our 'Participation Statement and Acceptance of Risk' as conditions of riding with us.

...then sign up on one of our rides. They are always great days out and it will be brilliant to meet you.

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RIDE GRADING
Black - Advanced

MEET-UP TIME
10.15am for 10.30am start

MEET-UP LOCATION
Yorkshire Cycle Hub, Fryup Gill Farm, Great Fryup Dale, Lealholm, Whitby YO21 2AP

RIDE DESCRIPTION
Get ready for some great moorland singletrack, some mega road climbing and cruising on the old Rosedale railway. Kudos if you clean the final technical tight switchback descent under Fryup Dale waterfall. We'll finish the ride with some fantastic food and views in the Yorkshire Cycle Hub cafe.

APPROXIMATE DISTANCE / DURATION
35-40km

RECOMMENDATIONS
Suitable clothing including wet weather protection and a spare warm layer, 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.

SAFETY
Mandatory helmet and knee pad requirement to ride.

Coed y Brenin, Marin trail & Tryfan (hike)

Needs a location

Welcome to Leeds Mountain Bikers (Lmb). We meet regularly for adventurous and challenging off-road rides and our aim is to provide a friendly and supportive atmosphere in which to enjoy our sport, with all the benefits of riding in a social group.

We welcome new members, but please understand that while many of our riders have a lot of experience, we do not hold any formal qualifications and we are not instructors, mentors nor technical experts. We will always help and support each other when needed, and will never leave a group member behind, but all riders must accept that mountain biking is a dangerous sport, and that individual riders are responsible for their own safety.

Please make sure you read our 'About' page, here on Meetup for full details on how our events work. You will be required to complete a 'Rider Information Form' and to sign our 'Participation Statement and Acceptance of Risk' as conditions of riding with us.

...then sign up on one of our rides. They are always great days out and it will be brilliant to meet you.

Accommodation

https://abnb.me/GYyl6QVPNob

3 places left 31st March 2022 - around £75 for two nights depending on occupancy

Ride plan

> Sat 16th July - meet in car park from 11am onwards at Coed y Brenin
> Sun 17th July - Gwydir Mawr & Bach (formally Marin Trail)
> Mon 18th July - Tryfan (hike)

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Peak District - Linacre Classic

Needs a location

Welcome to Leeds Mountain Bikers (Lmb). We meet regularly for adventurous and challenging off-road rides and our aim is to provide a friendly and supportive atmosphere in which to enjoy our sport, with all the benefits of riding in a social group.

We welcome new members, but please understand that while many of our riders have a lot of experience, we do not hold any formal qualifications and we are not instructors, mentors nor technical experts. We will always help and support each other when needed, and will never leave a group member behind, but all riders must accept that mountain biking is a dangerous sport, and that individual riders are responsible for their own safety.

Please make sure you read our 'About' page, here on Meetup for full details on how our events work. You will be required to complete a 'Rider Information Form' and to sign our 'Participation Statement and Acceptance of Risk' as conditions of riding with us.

...then sign up on one of our rides. They are always great days out and it will be brilliant to meet you.

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RIDE GRADING
Intermediate (Red) to Advanced (Black)

MEET-UP TIME
10.15am for 10.30am start

MEET-UP LOCATION
Linacre Reservoir, Woodnook Lane, Cutthorpe, Chesterfield S42 7JN

RIDE DESCRIPTION
A good-length ride that takes in most of what is great about the eastern side of the White Peak. There's singletrack galore, the price paid being the stretches of lane that link it all together. It's worth it though. Trails like the drop from Cartledge to Brindwoodgate, the sinuous moorland trail of Harewood Moor, the descent from Wrigley and the Shillito singletrack are all crackers, and that's just the downs...Rising and falling throughout its length, with plenty of pedalling, it gives a compelling case for bringing the light bike and the circus wheels. Fit lads (and lasses) will fly round this one. Note that things can get overgrown mid-summer, so its a good ride for a dry spring or late summer day.

DISTANCE / ASCENT
35km / 1050m

SAFETY
Mandatory helmet and knee pad requirement to ride.

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Hamsterley Forest

Needs a location

Welcome to Leeds Mountain Bikers (Lmb). We meet regularly for adventurous and challenging off-road rides and our aim is to provide a friendly and supportive atmosphere in which to enjoy our sport, with all the benefits of riding in a social group.

We welcome new members, but please understand that while many of our riders have a lot of experience, we do not hold any formal qualifications and we are not instructors, mentors nor technical experts. We will always help and support each other when needed, and will never leave a group member behind, but all riders must accept that mountain biking is a dangerous sport, and that individual riders are responsible for their own safety.

Please make sure you read our 'About' page, here on Meetup for full details on how our events work. You will be required to complete a 'Rider Information Form' and to sign our 'Participation Statement and Acceptance of Risk' as conditions of riding with us.

...then sign up on one of our rides. They are always great days out and it will be brilliant to meet you.

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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!

DISTANCE
13.5 miles

RIDE DURATION
Around 3.5 Hours

RECOMMENDATIONS
Spares, tubes, patches, at least 2 litres of water, high energy snacks, knee / elbow pads

SAFETY
Mandatory helmet and knee pad requirement to ride.

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Skipton Loop

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