Jacob's Ladder Mountain Biking
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This 24 km circuit offers some of the finest mountain biking in the Peak District. It is a rough, rocky and technical route with black graded, adrenaline fuelled descents, incorporating steep turns, loose rock, drop offs. There are significant gritty climbs to give you that 'legs on fire' feeling that we all know and love. The scenery is pretty awesome too. With a bit of luck the weather will be a little bit better this time!
Due to the challenging nature of this route, it is only suitable for experienced mountain bikers on good quality mountain bikes, preferably with full suspension. I would highly recommend a full face helmet and pads if you intend to ride down 'Jacob's Ladder', a black graded descent.
Please note this ride is only suitable for experienced MTB riders.
If the weather is bad then the ride will get postponed and I will look for another suitable date
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What to bring
- A good quality mountain bike. Preferably full suspension, but hard-tails are fine.However, MTB tyres are a must.
- At least one spare inner tube, tyre levers and pump for your bike. Make sure it's the correct type and size. Plus any special tools your bike needs.
- Food - lunch, bring small snacks such as chocolate bars and energy foods.
- Plenty of water (minimum 2lts)
- Eye protection - impact from a bee, grit or even a fly at speed is extremely unpleasant, sunglasses may do if not made of glass and not too shaded.
- Clothing: choose suitable clothes and footwear for the weather forecast and time of year. You will be exercising so lightweight layered clothing is best. Shorts are best even in rain, as they allow free movement of your legs. Jeans are useless if it rains but tracksuit bottoms need to be not too baggy or they may snag in the chain and cause an accident. You'll need flat soled trainers for standard pedals.
- Cyclist's Helmet - Outdoorlads policy asks you to wear a helmet to events. A full face helmet is highly recommended as are gloves, knee and elbow pads
- Bag you will need a small day-sack to carry essential additional warm clothing, water and an emergency snacks.
- A change of clothing, towel etc for when we finish as you'll probably be covered in mud when we finish!
Any questions, please ask the leader
Food & drink
Bring a packed lunch and plenty of water.