Billinge Woods - Blackburn

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Billinge Woods - Blackburn

Postby Mr OCD » Sat Jan 15, 2011 17:22 pm

Went out this morning to Billinge Woods in Blackburn and was very impressed with the trail... Very tight and technical in places and rather short but full circuit is around 2 miles according to x motion so you can spend a few hours quite easily looping it around...

Mega wet today so getting up the hills was a struggle due to thick mud although my lack of fitness didn't help... ;0)

I will be certainly going back very soon for more practice!

Cheers to Marc for showing me the ropes!
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Postby sparrowlegs78 » Sat Jan 15, 2011 17:27 pm

It's my local trails :D...15 mins ride from my house, so I get to miss that climb up from the carpark at the bottom :D.
Hopefully going up there tomorrow for a play.
Did you do the step drops or the "chicken" run on the Tricky 60?

Caz xx

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Postby Mr OCD » Sat Jan 15, 2011 17:33 pm

sparrowlegs78 wrote:It's my local trails :D...15 mins ride from my house, so I get to miss that climb up from the carpark at the bottom :D.
Hopefully going up there tomorrow for a play.
Did you do the step drops or the "chicken" run on the Tricky 60?

Caz xx


Lol... We parked up on the side of the hill so was easy to ride straight in.. The first hill up to top is a killer!

We did both... Thoroughly enjoyed it too... Was my first outing on the Fury to a technical trail and was pleased how I got on with the bike. Felt pretty fast.

Be warned it's pretty boggy climbing back up the hills ATM due to all the rain! We got absolutely drenched! Still grinning though!
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Postby sparrowlegs78 » Sat Jan 15, 2011 17:53 pm

It's bloomin boggy there almost all year round! lol......the trails are worth the squelch though :D
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Postby Mr OCD » Sat Jan 15, 2011 18:44 pm

sparrowlegs78 wrote:It's bloomin boggy there almost all year round! lol......the trails are worth the squelch though :D
Caz xx


Well give me a shout when you go next and you can show us how its done! :)
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Postby sparrowlegs78 » Sat Jan 15, 2011 19:42 pm

I'm going tomorrow, but I can't ride a flippin inch of the trail lol..I'm a bit of a wimp :oops:
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Postby bwfc4eva868 » Sat Jan 15, 2011 19:46 pm

Aye good day today, wish i'd of worn my usual shoes as i managed to gouge my shin!!! :lol:
Its a good local ride. Gisburn again next me thinks :)

Cheers for the lift Scott :D

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Postby Mr OCD » Sat Jan 15, 2011 21:21 pm

No worries Marc... Itching to go back again although I seem to want to go as fast as possible so only a matter of time before I crash! Lol
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Postby bwfc4eva868 » Sun Jan 16, 2011 00:05 am

Haha like me, i went from going quite fast to slowing down after rearranging my shin. :lol: Its great as a begginner trail. And sparrow, just go for it, there is some squeaky bum moments but if you commit to it, you can fly round. I actually managed to get some air on the jumps on tricky 60, i want to try the black drop offs tho.

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Postby Fungus The Muffin Man » Sun Jan 16, 2011 17:22 pm

Hiya guys. I'm in Tyldesley so not far from you two if you fancy having a ride out somewhere?
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Postby sparrowlegs78 » Sun Jan 16, 2011 20:48 pm

Didn't get up there today...bloody weather, so going up tomorrow and I WILL do that first little drop on the Tricky 60..that and the sharp rock slope just by the black drop offs that are catching me out so far....I should go up more often being so local, I'm just lazy :oops:
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Postby Mr OCD » Mon Jan 17, 2011 09:43 am

sparrowlegs78 wrote:Didn't get up there today...bloody weather, so going up tomorrow and I WILL do that first little drop on the Tricky 60..that and the sharp rock slope just by the black drop offs that are catching me out so far....I should go up more often being so local, I'm just lazy :oops:
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If you get a chance can you take some pics? - I'm struggling to remember where the rock slope is...
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Postby sparrowlegs78 » Mon Jan 17, 2011 12:19 pm

Will do, you probs rode down it without blinking :lol:
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Postby Mr OCD » Mon Jan 17, 2011 12:25 pm

sparrowlegs78 wrote:Will do, you probs rode down it without blinking :lol:
Caz xx


I rode it rather quickly so was just reacting to the terrain ... :lol: :lol:
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Postby bwfc4eva868 » Mon Jan 17, 2011 13:21 pm

Is the rock slope just after the berm and before the big steep hill?

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Postby Mr OCD » Mon Jan 17, 2011 14:03 pm

Couple of pics from Saturday...

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Postby BlueAdvocate » Mon Jan 17, 2011 21:17 pm

Only been once myself and really liked it. Must get back up there soon; too busy riding from my doorstep at the moment.

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Postby sparrowlegs78 » Tue Jan 18, 2011 20:18 pm

If anyone rides up there this week and see's a big arseprint about 10 foot from the end of the trail, it's my arseprint, so don't skid on it :lol:
Yes I fell off :lol:
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Postby Muttly1981 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 18:02 pm

May have to give it a try when my new bike arrives as i'm only the other side of Bolton it's not exactly a challenge to get too :D
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Re: Billinge Woods - Blackburn

Postby markaboot » Sun Dec 23, 2012 18:55 pm

Does anyone know what state the trail is in? Can I ride it this time of year?


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