Welcome To The Lancashire Group Page
About Our Rides
Our rides are suitable for anyone 18 or over with some off-road experience and reasonable fitness. Most of our rides are in the Yorkshire Dales/West Yorkshire & West Pennine areas but we do make forays elsewhere. Our rides make use of our wonderful natural trails and we often throw in some technical challenges – but without any insane fear factors. However, as off-road wisdom would have it
God grant me the serenity to walk what I cannot ride,
The courage to ride what I can,
And the wisdom to know the difference.
(Apologies to Reinhold Niebuhr.)
We will usually try to find a coffee stop on our rides to refuel and have a natter about stuff as we feel the social side of mountain biking is just as important. Here's a guide to the way we grade our rides:
Easy---up to 15 miles, on or off-road, gentle runs, and generally all ride-able.
Moderate---up to 25 miles off-road or 35 miles on-road, off-road sections ride-able for most cyclists.
Hard---anything more than moderate! Some riders may prefer to walk along some of the more difficult off-road sections.
The weather prior to the day can sometimes affect the ground conditions and therefore change the route grading so it might be an idea to contact the ride organiser. The route profile, hazards, and other conditions are also taken into consideration, so hopefully, our rating should give you a fair idea of what to expect.
iI you'd like to know more about the group or the rides please get in touch with the handy contact form on the right, we'll be happy to help or answer any questions ?