Wideopen dirt bike magazine at Cragg Quarry….

Rowan Sorrell & Ed Oxley on the sunshine trails

I was up at Cragg Quarry last week showing some of the guys from Wideopen around the trails. They are going to be doing a feature in the next issue of their excellent online magazine. The photo is by Dennis Oates.

Here’s a news story about Cragg Quarry from the Wideopen website.

Nigel Page takes the Masters win at NPS race in Fort William…

photo from wideopenmag.co.uk

Proving that he has still got what it takes, Nigel took the win on the Fort William downhill track yesterday. He was up there for his job as the manager for the Chain Reaction Cycles/Intense World Cup downhill team. His team did well too with Kovarik 1st, Lehikoinen 4th, Simmonds 5th, camellini 6th, Cunningham 10th and Claire Buchar 2nd in elite women.

Nigel will be sharing his riding tips and tricks on our Alps holiday trip to Morzine in July this year. There are still some places left if you fancy learning from the master while taking in the great lift assisted riding of the area.

Click here for more details of the holiday..

The wideopenmag.co.uk article is here..

Cragg Quarry Launch Ride…..

We helped build it and now we're riding it. Here's Leon

The sun was shining on us, there were no gusts of wind and you could see for miles. In fact you could see all the way to the mountains of north Wales in one direction and up into the Dales in another. Around 30 of us rode up to Cragg Quarry, the latest development in Lancashire’s cutting edge mountain bike trail development program. Starting at the Buck Inn in Cowpe we hauled ourselves up the Mary Towneley Loop with a mixture of riding, pushing and heckling.

It's well worth going up this mental climb to ride the new trails

We rode a lap. Then some of us rode another. Then we did what these new trails just beg you to do. We played about on our bikes. Ride that berm again, get a better line, go faster. Stop for a natter. Ride some more. Go for a pint.

Nial was on it. Until he crashed, got in a strop and got shouted at by me...Oh well....

It's tight and it flows. Here's Tony Lund the main man of the project. Seems to be taking fashion cues from Chipps!

Mart is smiling because the trails are ace and he's heading for what's in the next photo...

A grand pint back at the Buck

To see more photos from the day click here…….