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  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 »

  • MTB – Castleton / Jacobs Ladder / Hayfield / Mount Famine / Cavedale – July 21st 2012

    This ride was supposed to have been a bigger group but on the day it turned out to be just Guy, little Chris and myself. The day itself was clear blue skies and plenty of heat, too much heat actually, and it makes it known that the ride was going to be even tougher than… Read more »

  • Snowdonia – 9th/10th June 2012

    This trip was just for Emma and myself, we planned to do a bit of walking and Emma really fancied walking up Snowdon via Crib Goch. On the first day we walked around our stay at Bydir Farm , it had been raining very heavily for a few days but when we went left for… Read more »

  • Filey – 5th June 2012

    Not bothering with too much of a write up on this but thought I’d share a few photos taken from Carr Naze at the north end of Filey. We did get a soaking on the beach, laying down relaxing whilst the tide is coming in is not recommended, although we avoided a thorough soaking. The… Read more »

  • Bakewell to Eyam (Mountain Bike) – 4th June 2012

    Only 4 of us were making this outing, Marv, Guy, Ian and myself. On the morning of the ride we still hadnt decided where to go, I’d been too busy to plan anything and was going to just make a route up, luckily when Ian arrived he suggested a route, which was welcome by all…. Read more »

  • Parkhouse Hill / Chrome Hill / High Wheeldon – 27th May 2012

    Ginette had been asking to go on a walk and Guy asked if there was anywhere I could suggest, (and to come along with to with Emma, who was on her first Cogs and Crags venture), my suggestion was Chrome Hill and Pakhouse Hill. I’d been wanting to walk Chrome Hill for quite a few… Read more »

  • Friday 11th May 2012 – Brimham Rocks / Harrogate / Trollers Gill

    I’d taken the day off work and was venturing into Yorkshire, I’d stayed the night in a Yurt ( which was fantastic and highly recommended. Initially we were going to drive from the Yurt to Malham and walk around Janets Foss, Gordale Scar and Malham Cove; on the drive there I was thinking we’d set… Read more »

  • All’s gone quiet

    Fear not we are still around,! I’ve had a relatively quiet Feb and March, although I have been on some gentle walks out in the Peaks but nothing more than a walk along Curbar/Froggatt Edge. On the plus side, I have been rebuilding the bike; I’d stripped it down to just a frame and given… Read more »

  • Sherwood Pines – Night Ride – 31st January 2012

    We  all seem to have been abit lazy since Christmas and not much has been going off apart from a bit of Thursday night climbing at Stavely Heathy Living Centre, although some of the guys have got to Awesome Walls in Stockport one Sunday. Anyway the need to throw a leg over the bike was… Read more »

  • Crowden Clough – Kinder Scout – 18th Dec 2011

    Marv had suggested we go for a walk up Kinder but a couple of days before he had to back out. The morning of the walk we all went for breakfast at the regular haunt of ‘The Young Vanish’ in Glapwell, they do a killer carvery breakfast! All fed, we made our travels getting to… Read more »