To launch the new mountain bike trails at Cragg Quarry in Rossendale, Lancashire, we are having a launch ride out there on Saturday 1st May.

Berms? Oh yes....

The idea is to meet at the Buck Inn, Cowpe at 10am. We’ll have some coffee, do a bit of pre-ride faffing and then roll out and up the Mary Towneley Loop to Cragg Quarry. There will be plenty of time to put in a couple of laps, at whatever pace you fancy, on the excellent new red grade loop before heading back down to the Buck Inn for beers and food if you’re in the mood.

Here’s a link to a map, showing the location of the Buck Inn.

The new trail uses the former quarry landscape and makes the most of the flowing, rolling lines of the place to make a fine example of ‘flow country’ riding. There are plenty of berms, rollers, ups and downs to pump and pedal to your heart’s content. The trail complements what is already at Lee Quarry. It is also a little bit different. I think it’s really good. Please join me and see for yourself.

up and down and up and down and up and down

The trail has been designed by Rowan Sorrell and been built by his company Back on Track. The Cragg Quarry trail is the latest development in the progressive trail building project that is taking place in Lancashire.

So are you coming or what? Let me know on this Singletrack forum thread.