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Routes in Bolton, Lancashire

jakjtbjakjtb Posts: 111
edited July 2012 in Routes
hey guys,
im looking for nice downhilling routes in bolton, the forest i used to smash round in as a kid is now overgrown and needs a lot of clearing which im sure the owners wouldnt be too happy with. if anyone knows of anything decent in bolton i will be very grateful
i find that if you just talk, your mouth comes out with stuff - Karl Pilkington
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  • compocompo Posts: 1,370
    Get up rivington :)
    if you are wanting DH id try from the top of winter hill either down into belmont or the other way down two lads and then along georges lane to the pigeon tower. Then take the left fork, the ice cream run.

    Give us a holler if you are heading up, Im free most of the time and it'd be a pleasure to show you round :)
  • jakjtbjakjtb Posts: 111
    that would be awesome! i shall let you know when im on me way up t'hill
    i find that if you just talk, your mouth comes out with stuff - Karl Pilkington
  • compocompo Posts: 1,370
    edited July 2012
    EDIT: I'm going up this evening now
  • mintedoxmintedox Posts: 273
    Check out Wilderswood at the bottom of Rivington for a bit of danger
    Papa? Nicole
  • compocompo Posts: 1,370
    They've cut down Wilderswood recently so its not as good as it was.

    I'm going up in a bit, any takers?

    Mintedox - any luck on the bike fixing?
  • mintedoxmintedox Posts: 273
    compo wrote:

    Mintedox - any luck on the bike fixing?

    Wheel is in the shop now, getting it back tomorrow. I'm going up on Thursday eve for a couple of hours if you are up for it?
    Papa? Nicole
  • compocompo Posts: 1,370
    Off to Hayfield on Thursday, so I shall see whether I am still alive! :p

    I could do tommorrow evening or Wednesday day or evening?
  • mintedoxmintedox Posts: 273
    I'll do wednesday if you fancy, Hayfield sounds like hard work. Slightly jealous :D
    Papa? Nicole
  • compocompo Posts: 1,370
    Wednesday sounds good to me :)

    Where and when?
  • mintedoxmintedox Posts: 273
    Any time after 4 is good for me, Are you riding there? I can meet you somewhere in Horwich if you are.

    Any other takers?
    Papa? Nicole
  • compocompo Posts: 1,370
    I am riding there. We could make it more of an evening ride, how about we meet some time about 6.15ish at the Crown?

    I'm flexible to suit others however

    And indeed, the more the merrier in my book
  • I'd join but I'm working at 8 :(
    Whyte 801
    The destination is not as important as the journey!!
  • compocompo Posts: 1,370
    Unlucky Scott, some other time is a must
  • jakjtbjakjtb Posts: 111
    am working late too :( weekend is looking good...does the route end up at a pub....coz that would be brilliant
    i find that if you just talk, your mouth comes out with stuff - Karl Pilkington
  • compocompo Posts: 1,370
    I am game for this Wednesday with Mintedox still, however as long as it isn't monsooning I am up for Saturday or Sunday too, pub being very enticing
  • jakjtbjakjtb Posts: 111
    i need to sort out my epic chain slipping problem before this weekend, but even if its still going im gonna at least go for a trek on the roads..
    i find that if you just talk, your mouth comes out with stuff - Karl Pilkington
  • jakjtbjakjtb Posts: 111
    also, have seen on youtube someone doing the black and red runs etc, where abouts do they start???
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6DDm9cZBGE
    those are the ones i have seen. they look pretty decent for a returning biker still in newbie mode
    i find that if you just talk, your mouth comes out with stuff - Karl Pilkington
  • compocompo Posts: 1,370
    jakjtb wrote:
    also, have seen on youtube someone doing the black and red runs etc, where abouts do they start???
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6DDm9cZBGE
    those are the ones i have seen. they look pretty decent for a returning biker still in newbie mode

    If we're game for this weekend I'll show you :)
  • jakjtbjakjtb Posts: 111
    noice one
    i find that if you just talk, your mouth comes out with stuff - Karl Pilkington
  • compocompo Posts: 1,370
    Do we have any plans for Saturday?
  • jakjtbjakjtb Posts: 111
    Am gonna see if the mrs is working and if not I'll be up the pike I recon. Need to get myself one of them bikeracks for the back of the car if you know of any going cheap somewhere?
    i find that if you just talk, your mouth comes out with stuff - Karl Pilkington
  • me and my mate are up rivi on saturday. do you know most of the trails up there cause we've only just found out that there is red and black routes lol.
    Whyte 801
    The destination is not as important as the journey!!
  • mintedoxmintedox Posts: 273
    The red and black runs are Healy nab near chorley, well worth the ride there.

    I'm up for a saturday mission but was thinking more towards egerton/ peel tower if anyone is up for it?
    Papa? Nicole
  • We're up for wherever. As long as we get a good run.
    Whyte 801
    The destination is not as important as the journey!!
  • compocompo Posts: 1,370
    I'll come along unless its monsooning.

    Riding from Westhoughton but will meet anywhere :)

    Egerton/Peel Tower sounds good, but so does Healley Nab

    We could go over the top to Belmont and then round, via Withnell Fold, to Healy Nab?
  • I can ride up with you from weathoughton?
    I don't mind where we go. I'd probably have meet my mate at lower barn unless we know where we're going?
    Whyte 801
    The destination is not as important as the journey!!
  • bwfc4eva868bwfc4eva868 Posts: 717
    Do any of you know how to get to Healey nab from the masts and then back? Plan on a big ride on my week off.
  • compocompo Posts: 1,370
    edited July 2012
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  • compocompo Posts: 1,370
    Do any of you know how to get to Healey nab from the masts and then back? Plan on a big ride on my week off.

    I sure do :)
    When is said week off?
    I can ride up with you from westhoughton?
    I don't mind where we go. I'd probably have meet my mate at lower barn unless we know where we're going?

    Yeah It'd be good to ride with someone for a change. I usually go up church street then along the A6 to Blackrod station and then up to the crown.
  • Sounds like a plan. We're shall I inform my friend to meet us?
    Whyte 801
    The destination is not as important as the journey!!
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