Rivington routes

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Andykerr
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Rivington routes

Postby Andykerr » Sat Dec 01, 2012 15:35 pm

Hi guys been planning a route from lower barn Rivington to Darwen jubilee tower. I got to compass point situated between Withnell moor and Rivington moor and had to go back due to the time I had, just wondering is the area MTBable to Darwen jubilee tower from compass point. Also anyone can join the next attemped if they are interested.
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Re: Rivington routes

Postby compo » Sat Dec 01, 2012 21:01 pm

I know (sort of) the way over to Darwen. It'd be great to get back out riding when I get back home from Geordieland, from the 17th :)

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Re: Rivington routes

Postby Andykerr » Sun Dec 02, 2012 09:37 am

yeah sounds good let me know when your back.Its basically a long tough climb all the way to compass point. I know that the the flagged path that cuts across to Belmont road is only half MTBable, your then basically walking in knee high mud rest of it.

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Re: Rivington routes

Postby compo » Sun Dec 02, 2012 20:44 pm

I think that's a different way to what I know. Mine does the Belmont descent into the village and then across the valley up the witton weavers way and then loops around Darwen moor on sweet singletrack to the tower and back down again. It then loops around and comes out at Withnell fold and on to Healy Nab

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Re: Rivington routes

Postby DodgeT » Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:35 pm

If your doing this over the xmas break, shout up as I want to get some good rivvy runs in to get some fitness back..

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Re: Rivington routes

Postby compo » Mon Dec 03, 2012 14:05 pm

Sounds like a plan

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Re: Rivington routes

Postby mintedox » Mon Dec 03, 2012 19:43 pm

Count me in too if that's alright guys, I've not been over to Darwen for a while. Haven't heard of compass point before? Are there stone slabs leading to it?
Papa? Nicole

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Re: Rivington routes

Postby Andykerr » Mon Dec 03, 2012 22:02 pm

yeah thats fine pal need get my fitness back to. There is some stone slabs leading to it just off rivington road and about half a mile walking in knee high mud. Think xmas holidays are best time for me do this ride working most weekends.

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Re: Rivington routes

Postby compo » Mon Dec 03, 2012 23:43 pm

Christmas holidays are good for me.

I'm sure we can find a way around the deep mud

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Re: Rivington routes

Postby compo » Fri Dec 14, 2012 23:51 pm

What date might we be thinking for said ride guys?
When is anyone free?

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Re: Rivington routes

Postby DodgeT » Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:26 am

Possibly this sat, early'ish, beat the walkers.

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Re: Rivington routes

Postby plugp7 » Thu Dec 20, 2012 18:39 pm

Any of you guys got a detailed route for this area in particular the upland routes?

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Re: Rivington routes

Postby Andykerr » Fri Dec 21, 2012 16:08 pm

i will get route up tonight lads and will let you know about satday

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Re: Rivington routes

Postby Andykerr » Fri Dec 21, 2012 17:14 pm

Dodge T need your email address to send you the rivi route cant upload it onto bikeradar inbox me your email if thats ok with you.

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Re: Rivington routes

Postby Andykerr » Fri Dec 21, 2012 18:23 pm

Can only go xmas eve day lads

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Re: Rivington routes

Postby compo » Fri Dec 21, 2012 20:34 pm

Xmas eve day sounds like a laugh so long as its not a Monsoon.

What time are we thinking?

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Re: Rivington routes

Postby Andykerr » Sat Dec 22, 2012 09:53 am

earliest i can do is 10.00am at the lower barn Rivington if thats ok

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Re: Rivington routes

Postby stubs » Sat Dec 22, 2012 10:27 am

Sitting in the Barn after a Rivvi ride trying to warm up with coffee and cake. Jeebus we are so wet there is a large puddle forming round our table surprised we havent been asked to leave, looks like we have all pissed ourselves. Theres a bunch of roadies sneering at us and making comments about the smell. Its not my fault I smell like a tramps sock I had to put my feet down in a stagnant bog when I stalled :lol:
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Re: Rivington routes

Postby DodgeT » Sat Dec 22, 2012 11:39 am

Route from andy

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Hopefully the file has attached too, opens with google earth.

Edit, duh, .kmz's not allowed. Anybody wants it, pm with email address.

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stubs
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Re: Rivington routes

Postby stubs » Sat Dec 22, 2012 15:00 pm

I wouldnt ride that route in this weather. The track over the top of Great Hill down to the A66 will be an absolute swamp its not the best in dry weather. We had to carry our bikes nearly a mile down from the top last August and it wont have improved.
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