Snowdon April 2017

Well, it’s been a while since we’ve been able to add any blogs to C&C, but now we’re back online. The first blog is one of our first trip to Snowdon in 2017. We had a few new comers to this so the participants were: Al, Marv, Michelle, Chris (myself), Emma, Russ, Nicky, Sylv, Troy,… Read more »

It’s great to be back

2016 has been a mammoth year for me, a new business has taken a huge portion of my time and a lot of my usual staple activities have gone by the way side.  2017 however has started well however, the gang are back climbing once a week albeit at Staveley’s healthy living centre. It’s not… Read more »

Blencathra via Sharp Edge and Halls Fell Ridge

Making a decision on a walk for our trip to the Lake District this year, was a little more difficult than I had found it last year. Last year, the bikers were doing Hellvelyn and so it seemed an obvious choice for Emma and myself to go up the same mountain via a different route…. Read more »

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Product Review – KS Lev 272 Dropper Post

I recently ordered this to replace my failing KS i7. And despite being told they were put of stock and weren’t expecting anymore in until begining of Aug, I got home last night (21/07/2014) to find it had already arrived, and in addition it came with a remote lever (with the i7 I had to buy it… Read more »

A new addition to the family – I’ve ordered a YTI Capra Comp1 :-)

With the recent reviews and massive amounts of praise for the YTI Capra Comp1 I decided to bite the bullet (or should that be replace the Bullit) earlier than planned. I was in the midst of saving or a SC Bronson Carbon, but on reading the reviews of the Capra I decided I’d order one of… Read more »

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Tour de France – Masham – 5th July 2014

Tour de France – 5th July 2014 I’m not a fan of roadies but the event was going through some beautiful countryside not too far from home and it was likely to be a spectacle was a bit of a late decision to go, but Emma booked us to stop at the Bivouac a few… Read more »

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Yorkshire Dales – May 2014

Thursday 29th May 2014  Today was just a driving day up to the Yorkshire Dales, followed by a bit of a relaxing.   Friday 30th May 2014 This was to be our second attempt at descending Gaping Gill (Ghyll) using the winch that Bradford Potholing club set up every Spring Bank Holiday (late May). Last year… Read more »

Helvellyn Weekend – 2nd Aug 2013 to 4th Aug 2013

This trip was to replace our usual annual trip to Coed Y Brenin, and it was the first time our partners were coming along, rather than it being just a blokes biking weekend.  24 people were supposed to be going but only 21 of us actually went, and not all would be biking. I’d choose… Read more »

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Caving and Gorge Walking – 28th July 2013

Attendees from Cogs n Crags  today were Guy, Ginette, Marv, Emma and myself (Chris). Setting of to meet our guide ( Malc of www.truthandtrustadventure.co.uk)  the skies were overcast but at least today it wasn’t raining (so far), it had come down very heavy in the night though and some of the roads in the Peaks… Read more »

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Cannock Chase Biking – 10th June 2013

Riders were (supposed to be):   Guy, Little Chris, Julian and myself, but as Julian arrived at my house he said someone else he knows was meeting us there (Matt), oh and that Julians Dog would be joining us as well!! and when Little Chris turned up he informed us that a couple of peple he worked with were… Read more »

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  • Cannock Chase Biking – 10th June 2013

    Riders were (supposed to be):   Guy, Little Chris, Julian and myself, but as Julian arrived at my house he said someone else he knows was meeting us there (Matt), oh and that Julians Dog would be joining us as well!! and when Little Chris turned up he informed us that a couple of peple he worked with were… Read more »

  • SNOWDON – 12th April 2013

      It’s taken 2 monnths to write this one up but it’s finally on here. Participants were Marv & Michelle, Pete & Elaine, Guy & Ginette, Chris & Emma. Before we’d left Nottinghamshire for Snowdonia we had it in our minds that reaching the summit  was unlikely as we didn’t have the equipment for the accent considering the… Read more »

  • Howden/Derwent Reservoir bike ride – 7th April 2013

    Only a gentle ride around lower path of Howden and Derwent Resevoirs, and no where near as difficult as the last ride at Ladybower (generic term as more people know it as this) but it’s good to get some pedal time in regardless. Before setting off, a quick sausage cob and hot chocolate was needed, and were lucky… Read more »

  • New Bike being born !!

    I’d planned to buy Emma a decent Mountain BIke for her birthday …… most likely a Marin, as her current ‘Estelle’  just isn’t up to the kind of biking she fancies trying. After looking around I was unable to find anything that would be suitable so I decided to build a bike up from components…. Read more »

  • Ladybower/Derwent Moor – 8th December 2012

    It was a cold frosty start to the day and the planned 6 riders had dwindled to just 3 of us, Myself, Ian, and Rocket Dave ….. I think they’re new to being mentioned in these blogs. Leaving Mansfield we headed off towards the Peaks, but had already decided that we’d need to stop off… Read more »

  • Caving at Bagshawe Cavern, Bradwell – 5th Nov 2012

    Participants were Emma and myself,  2 unknown people along with our instructor (Adam Evans) and a trainee instructor.   This trip was a Caving experience purchased from ‘Living Social’ (Similar to Groupon), it was only a taster but we thought why not. Meeting up with Adam and the trainee instructor for the event, we were introduced… Read more »

  • SNOWDON – 27th Oct 2012

    Participants were Al, Andy, Little Chris, Marv and myself., with the possibility of Guy joining us for the evening once he’d got back from his holiday in Brixham, Devon. The reason for our visit this time was for Andy’s Stag event. Going up Snowdon might seem a little odd to celebrate his forthcoming marriage, and I… Read more »

  • Sherwood Pines – Red Route – 14th Oct 2012

    So far this year the bike hasn’t seen loads of excursions worth writing about, and due to an elbow injury I’ve only climbed once since March, so blogs have been few and far between, although I’ve kept myself busy doing plenty of walking or visiting places with Emma. Emma’s been training for her first half… Read more »

  • Product Review – Pure-Racing KS i7 Dropper Post

    I’ve been looking out for one of these for ages now, and by chance during a weekend riding in Wales I find one in the bike shop (www.oneplanetadventure.com) at Llandegla. Because the size is 27.2mm they are like rocking horse shit, so finding one by chance made a bloody good day. Out the box it feels… Read more »