Previous Trips

Circuits and bumps around Hawes

Posted by Sarah Bridge on 2015-09-03

August Bank Holiday Monday - bound to be decent weather I thought. Well, obviously not, so my planned Cross Fell ride got reconvened outside the old Kudu bike shop in Hawes. Mike, Liz, Judith, Steve, Mark G, Rob, Simon and I (Alan was out of action with a poorly back) headed up the Cam Head Road for an energetic 1000ft climb followed by a very soggy but amusing descent on the Pennine Way. We'd been out with Karen two days before in Swaledale and the ground was still pretty dry - not so in Wensleydale though, fairly saturated bog instead.

South Yorkshire Dales weekend

Posted by Judith Turner on 2015-09-02

As the South Dales are a bit of a trek to get to, I scheduled a weekend in the programme for August for 2 days riding with an overnight stop. As we got nearer the date it turned out that quite a few folk were away and the weather was looking a bit ‘iffy’. Alan and Sarah were the only people other than Steven and I who could enjoy the whole weekend therefore it was 3 against one when I suggested doing the Stainforth to Littondale ride. To be fair it was possible that it might rain all day so Sarah suggested Aysgarth and Steven countered with an offer of Buckden.

What goes up must come down – eventually!

Posted by Judith Turner on 2015-07-22

Since it was a good 2 years from our last outing up the Calf we figured anyone who had done it then (Mike) would have forgotten the detail and anyone new would just come along for the ride – or push depending on how they felt! Considering the forecast (rain) and the terrain (grass), Alex decided to make it a double for the weekend.  The rest of the group joining Steven and I was Phil, Mike, Liz, Ian, Rob, Mark and long- time no see – Jonathan. What a great re-introduction to mountain biking with SOC!

Easy does it 18.07.15

Posted by Judith Turner on 2015-07-22

Saturday 18th July and we had an easy going ride from Scorton. Alex decided to come along despite having an aversion to grass and despite me telling her it was mainly grassy fields round Scorton. Peter K also came along- no not him off the telly – another Peter K that I used to work with so that was good for a catch up.

Neil's Borrowdale Bash 21.06.15

Posted by on 2015-07-22


Bashing Borrowdale, 21st June 2015


The bridge over the river Tees...Not!

Posted by Judith Turner on 2015-07-15

Steven and I decided to lead our TBC easy going ride in August from Melsonby as it meant we could ride from the door and the terrain should be suitable for this sort of ride. Possibly due to the lovely weather, we had a healthy turn-out of 7 – Alan, Sarah, Dave T, Anne, Dr. John, Jenny and Paul joining Steven and I. There would have been 8 but we somehow managed to miss Rob who took himself off over the moors instead; sorry about that.

Hit the ground running/marshalling/biking.

Posted by Mark Russell on 2015-06-22

So after nearly three weeks at sea I arrived home late on the Friday evening. No time to rest though as I had marshalling duties for the Swaledale Marathon the following morning. Having got to the end of that day I then needed to prepare to lead people out the following morning around the Paradise trail from Sutton Bank visitors centre. Eight of us in total turned up at the centre in rather miserable drab & drizzly weather.

Evening Ride from Reeth

Posted by Sarah Bridge on 2015-06-19

Alan & Sarah's vid of Neil's evening ride from Reeth in June 2015

Torridon and beyond

Posted by Sarah Bridge on 2015-06-15

The mountain bike section decided to visit Torridon in North West Scotland for the end of May Bank Holiday this year and it turned out to be a popular choice. Seventeen adults and three small children set off at intervals from Yorkshire but unfortunately Mike and Liz didn't get very far before their car suffered a major breakdown and they were forced to head back home.

Did you just say free cake?

Posted by Mark Russell on 2015-05-17

So it seems that we have discovered a way to ensure a good turn out within the club. Offer them free cake and you will have plenty of folk to ride with. Twelve of us in total met at the village green at Reeth ready for action. A good show of boys & girls which is always good to see. Lots of smiles however disappeared pretty quickly once I mentioned we were heading straight for Fremington edge. But not to be party poopers everyone got on with the job of getting to the top in fine fashion. Well sort of, some of us were feeling a little delicate from the night before!