MTB - Peak District Enduro
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Join ODL for an epic 40 km enduro, taking in some really great riding. We start near the village of Disley just outside of Greater Manchester and take a selection of great bridleways to Hayfield. The plan will be to stop for a light lunch in Hayfield. After lunch we will return a different way. The route includes a great selection of downhills:
- Greenshall Lane
- Zig Zag
- Lantern Pike
- Hayfield campsite decent
- Shooting cabins
- Little Mill decent
- Mellor Cross (Black lane)
- Strawberry Hill
This is a challenging 40 km route, with 1150 m of ascent and is only suitable for experienced mountain bikers with good levels of fitness. For this ride you will need to be competent on red-graded descents and have a good hard tail or full suspension mountain bike.
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IMPORTANT! - Participation Statement
You MUST complete the Cycling Participation Statement in addition to booking your event space before attending a cycling event.
Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, even if they are extremely mild, or who has recently tested positive for Covid-19, is asked not to attend.
What to bring
- A good quality mountain bike. Preferably full suspension, but hardtails are fine.
- Puncture repair kit (or better still a spare inner tube) and tyre levers. Also any special tools that your bike needs.
- Food - 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 trainers or similar with grippy soles for standard pedals.
- Cyclist's Helmet - Outdoorlads policy asks you to wear a helmet to events. A full face helmet would be a good idea for those intending to descend quickly.
- Pads. Optional, but knee and elbow pads can stop a fall from ruining your day.
- Bag you will need a small day-sack (or panniers on your own bike) to carry essential clothing, water and an emergency snack.
Food & drink
Please bring plenty to eat and drink. Remeber this will be an all day event so you'd be advised to bring plenty of snacks, energy foods and a packed lunch. I would also recommend at least 3 litres of water for this particular day. There are a couple of cafés along the route and we can stop for refreshments if we wish.