Monday, October 17, 2016

A day out in the Lakes.

On Thursday I picked up a Sonder Transmitter mountain bike from Alpkit that I'm going to be riding at a 24 hour race in a couple of weeks. So we decided that a ride up some mountains on mountain bikes was in order on Saturday.

In the distance, our first objective for the day.

An out and back up Skiddaw. A steady walk up to the summit followed by a blast back down the hill.

Tom took the picture below of me.

 We then traversed Lonscale Fell and Blease Fell before descending to Threlkeld.

Some road then to a cafe near the foot of Sticks Pass.

A few more flattish miles, then the beginning of a lot of up.

There were precious few bits of riding as in the above shot.

Mostly it was pushing.

Tom takes in the view at Grisedale Tarn.

Then it goes up once again on the flanks of  Dollywaggon Pike. Much steeper than it looks. A right old slog.

 It had been hazy all day, but just for a few minutes after we had made the ridge, the sun came out.

A final summit photo for the day.

Obligatory sunset picture.

Down Sticks Pass, then back on the road to Keswick for fish and chips.

A proper day out.

Tom's Strava -

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