Moor Mountain Biking
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A 16 mile circular route starting and finishing in the picturesque village of Tintwistle in the High Peak. From our start point at the War Memorial we will head gently to Tintwistle Low Moor before a steady climb up to and across Arnfield Moor. From there we will enjoy a steady descent to Swineshaw Reservoirs. A continuing descent sees us skirt first Brushes, then Walkerwood reservoirs before a steady ride along the east side of Carrbrook before heading up into Greenfield. Greenfield marks the approximate half way point of our ride and we’ll find a nice place to stop for some much earned lunch. Our return journey takes us on a gentle ride along the Tame Valley Way down to Mossley then on to Carrbrook where we will pick up our original route. From here we will retrace our route back up to the reservoirs, over the moors and onto Arnfield Lane for the last mile to the War Memorial. Bring your camera to capture some of the High Peak’s finest scenery.
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. Gloves, knee and elbow pads is highly recommended
- 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
Please bring a packed lunch, snacks and water