7 Stanes, Scotland – the MEGA Away Extra Long Weekender Suitable for ALL 10/8 to 14/8

CREATED POST HERE TO TRACK IT ALL…BELOW LIFTED FROM MY ORIGINAL FORUM POST..

Added to ride guide http://www.bigfootmbc.co.uk/ev…..e_id=12088 and as follows…suitable for all abilities.. and you don’t have to come for the entire period but make sure if you do come for a shorter period its when we are at Glentress i.e the weekend

Cheers

Jason

Back on this one, usual drill great riding, rough agenda below and see links for adventures to Scotland in the past.  Some very high level thoughts, copied and pasted from previous as a starter for 10…will fine tune i.e. accommodation as numbers progress.

2013 http://www.bigfootmbc.co.uk/20…..d-weekend/

2013 : http://www.bigfootmbc.co.uk/20…..roughtree/

2014 http://www.bigfootmbc.co.uk/20…..-scotland/

2012 http://www.bigfootmbc.co.uk/20…..nd-videos/

Need to get people confirmed so we can sort out suitable accomodation.  This time is Thurs to Monday

Thursday 

AM travel leave Gloucester say 7-8ish as aim to get to the trail centre for 1ish so we can do a quick ride PM.  In terms of traveling best bet is to buddy up and talk amongst yourselves about car sharing as we have so many.  If you fancy a spot of late brekkie, Tebay services is great just north of Kendal http://www.tebayservices.com/.  They are the same people as the new Gloucester services BTW.

PM ride Mabie and meet from say 1pm onwards and people can take their pick on the trails but TBH the red is fine for all and is only 19K.  Afterward they have a skills area with some small jumps, small 4x track, some skinnies we can have a play on which is great fun  http://7stanesmountainbiking.com/Mabie .  Post code DG2 8HB.

Accommodation – tbc

Friday

This will be a good days riding so make sure you are well feed and watered.

AM ride Kirroughtree and people can take their pick – absolutely awesome trails!!!  http://7stanesmountainbiking.c…..rroughtree and we can get lunch there in the café afterwards as the trails are fairly long and tough BTW

PM ride Dalbeattie and people can take their pick http://7stanesmountainbiking.c…..Dalbeattie

Accommodation – tbc

Saturday

AM ride AE and everyone to ride the red http://7stanesmountainbiking.c…..Line-Trail as its TBH not too bad just different paces required  They have a café so we can get a spot of food afterwards and the quicker rides can have a play on the drops at the end of the trail as well.

PM travel to Innerleithin, which will take 2ish hours

PM if people are feeling keen ride Inners red http://7stanesmountainbiking.c…..leithen-XC

If not just unpack and chill.  You can ride to the Inners red from the accommodation BTW as its only ½ mile away so maybe pitch up first unpack and then head out for about 2.5 hours.

Accommodation – local so you can ride there and back

Sunday

ALL DAY Glentress baby, can’t express how good it is. http://7stanesmountainbiking.c…..nerleithen

They have a great café on site for lunch and you can ride from Inners to the trail centre, about 5 miles along a dedicated cycle route or drive if you are less than keen.

Again this will be a good days riding so make sure you are well feed and watered.

Accommodation – local so you can ride there and back

Monday

AM a quick tip toe back Glentress to run some of your favourites routes http://7stanesmountainbiking.c…..nerleithen

PM travel home knackered!

 

Other comments:

–       Remember just normal trail gear including knee pad and arm pads if you have them.

–       Remember could be wet so bring jackets

–       Groups will be split and each trails centre is different so the variety is epic.

–       Bring plenty of clothes as we are riding for a few days

–       There are plenty of bike shops if you need an urgent part so don’t everyone bring the kitchen sink of spares – normal rules apply maybe just a few extra inner tubes, a mech hanger, chain link, good tyres, spare set of brake pads, 3 litre bladder, good humour and plenty of stories.

–       Bring your own food for on the trail so energy bars/gels and energy drink, you will need it especially if hot

–       Eating, lots of options but bring a small bag of you own favourites like crisis, breakfast cereals just so you have essentials.

–       Buddy up for travelling start asking

–       Evening eating, there a few takeaways, restaurants or supermarkets or if you want to cook at base.

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10 Comments

  1. FROM MY LAST FORUM POST 06/02/2017 – NEED TO TIE DOWN PEOPLE NOW PLEASE SO I CAN SORT ACCOMODATION WHICH IS PROVING TRICKY
    Ok Tom added you as a TBC
    Me / Jason
    Matt R
    Train Driver Rob
    Russ
    Dan A
    Paul W
    Darryl
    Buzz
    Tim
    Maria
    Andrew M
    Susanne
    Dan K
    Peter C
    Tom R – TBC

  2. A no from me now unfortunately due to having no holiday left, already taking a further 7 days off unpaid so can’t take any more!

  3. As follows,BOLD names confirmed people
    Me / Jason
    Matt R
    Train Driver Rob
    Russ
    Dan A
    Paul W
    Darryl
    Buzz
    Tim
    Maria
    Andrew M
    Susanne
    Dan K
    Peter C

  4. JUST POSTED THIS ON SLACK BUT NEED TO COMMUNICATE TO WIDER GROUP REF SCOTLAND TRIP

    t0nyhawk [3:33 PM]
    @channel .. all i don’t say this lightly but I am not going to be able to organise the Scotland trip this year. The main factor is finding accommodation for a large group (which isn’t camping) in the Glentress/Inners area is pretty much impossible. Our accommodation at Kalzie which is our usual place is full and other accommodation i.e. houses, etc are 4-6 persons. I have shopped about like hotels and B&Bs but can’t get it to work. If someone else wants to take the lead happy for them to pick it up. Even the large houses I have got before I know not available, people have stopped renting them.

    As a thought we could go to Afan instead and stay at the Afan lodge for a few nights and ride there great trails and also go back country riding with a guide from the lodge http://www.afanlodge.com/ . We could tie in with a trip to BBW as its not far away i.e. Thursday ride Cwmcarn then travel Afan Lodge ; Friday AFAN trails centres, Sat back country riding day AFAN area or more trails and Sun BBW then home

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