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no-image 28th May 2012 The essence of gritstone

A lovely bit of video that really sums up the essence of gritstone climbing.  On or off?  You don't know until the end!

no-image 21st May 2012 Peak District Ride Guide - A Blast into the Past

A blast into the past   Grade Intermediate          Length 17 km          Time 3 hours This short (but very sweet) Peaktastic loop links some of the ancient paths and trading routes around the beautiful Hope Valley and...

no-image 17th May 2012 Black Diamond Tracer Helmet

At the last BMC Technical Conference I attended a workshop about helmet impact forces.  We looked initially at the Crompton Climber, which was the first commercially available helmet.  It’s a beast of a unit with a sloppy fit that feels like...

no-image 10th May 2012 The Bike Garage

  ‘When we aren’t fixing them we’re riding them!’ Considering the huge amount of world class riding we have in the Hope Valley, it’s surprising that we don’t have very many mountain bike shops.  There are plenty of options in...

no-image 8th May 2012 Learn to Lead

When I first started climbing I'd never heard of a 'Learn to Lead' course.  My friends and I learnt by trial and error, by watching other climbers at local crags, by reading magazines and sometimes, if I'm honest, just by guessing!  We had a...

no-image 1st May 2012 Expedition Planning made easy......

If you are coming on expedition with us this year a lot of this will be organised for you.  But, for those going it alone, this may help...... Those long hours of overtime at work are worth it when you know you’ll soon be jetting off to...