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 »

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 »

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  • Saturday Morning Kitchener!

    Being woken by the sound of a pinball machine at 6am is not the best start to any day.  However, when it’s a specially selected alarm tone on my iPhone for maximum “WAKE UP AND GET OUT THERE” effectiveness, it’s kind of bearable.  Thirty minutes to get fed and coffeed up ready for a mate… Read more »

  • Bike night!

    Tonight has been spent, fixing or at least tinkering with bikes. In total 7 bikes need some attention, from pumping up the rear shock of 1 bike after the owner wanted some extra air in it, he went to Halfords to ask advice and they sold him a pump for inflating tyres … Far too… Read more »

  • Gear Review – Scarpa Force

    Most people who start rock climbing begin the same way.  Either with a pair of borrowed shoes, as I did or hiring a pair from an indoor climbing centre.  Neither is ideal for many reasons, not least the hygiene issues!  Anyone who has owned their own rock shoes for a length of time will know just how… Read more »

  • Me vs The Boys … to be continued!

    Being the only female and the shortest in the group, I find my climbing technique has to often differ from the men. I have neither the strength or the height advantages which the the others benefit from nor am I as flexible as Chris who being the smallest of the men can stretch his legs… Read more »

  • A Great Day Climbing at Lawrence Field Quarry

    After waking up to rain, we weren’t sure if we were going to be able to climb outdoors so after filling our bellies with a fantastic English breakfast it was nice to find the rain easing off and the rock drying out. Armed with our climbing gear, some of our children and the enthusiasm to… Read more »

  • Guess who we bumped into

    Saturday 3rd Sept. Guy, Little Chris and myself (Chris Webb) took a trip to JE James Cycles in Chesterfield to spend some pennies, unfortunately they didn’t have the things Guy wanted and all I bought were some new Grips and some vulcanising glue, not exactly exciting but we are so tempted by Dropper Seat Posts, but… Read more »

  • Climbing Lawrence Field

    We are currently climbing at Lawrence Field just outside of Hathersage in the Peak District. Chris had lead and Graeme is seconding. We will post more when we are finished.

  • A weakling and a wuss!

    “You should try staying on the path, that’s what your friends are doing.” “Yeah thanks for that!” was the reply to the helpful, trainer shod walker coming up Mam Tor from Hollins Cross, as I picked myself up from being sprawled across the hillside.  Why hadn’t I stayed on the path? Because the path in… Read more »

  • Does Your Marin Squeak?

      I’ve had a 2009 Marin Rift Zone for just over a year and its been a superb bike, its a full suspension with 120mm of travel, enough to tackle the tricky descents of Cavedale but at the same time the Quad Link design of the rear suspension means peddling back up those hills is efficient… Read more »