Posted by on Apr 7, 2008 in Bikes, Events, Mountain Bikes, Shop | 3 Comments

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Despit the snowy and frosty conditions, a few Firth Cycle’s regulars joined Jim and I for a jaunt around Calder Valley on Sunday morning. The route was led by Terry (his first and last – thanks for the tarmac memeories Terry) and went like this: started at the shop in Queensbury, then Ogden Water, Oxenhope, Leeshaw Reservoir, Bodkin Lane, Stairs Lane, down the side of Crimsworth Dean, Hardcastle Crags/New Bridge, up to Pecket Well then a monster road climb up Bedlam Hill on the Hebden Bridge road and finally a sneaky right onto the drainage channel back to Ogden and then back to Queensbury. 25 miles in total. A great trip out as you can see from the pics but the best news had to be that the Withens Pub is set to re-open in the near future and is currently doing tea and cakes which makes a nice stopping point.

We are planning to collate a mailing list of other like minded riders so if you would like notice of other rides please send me your email and i’ll add you to that list.


  1. Tim
    2nd June 2008

    Hi mate , thought i’d e-mail you like i said after speaking to you in your shop , one of the guys with the commencal custom , remember, anyway all the best for your wedding. Hope you have a great day and let me know of any planned rides you may have, i work alot of weekends but would like to try to make as many as poss given notice. I’ve just come back from riding the trails in wales, marin and brenin and have the riding bug again.

    Thanks Tim

  2. Erna
    15th September 2011

    Hey there would you mind sharing which blog platform you’re using? I’m looking to start my own blog in the near future but I’m having a tough time deciding between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal. The reason I ask is because your layout seems different then most blogs and I’m looking for something unique. P.S Apologies for getting off-topic but I had to ask!

  3. barry
    19th September 2011

    It’s WordPress and the layout was done by Johnnie Walker at Random Sequence.