Home

The place we call home offers, stunning scenery, a good variety of riding and most of all a warm welcome! So welcome to Loaghtan Loaded MTB, the home of social riding on the Isle of Man!

Team Work

It's not how you get to the end that matters, it's who you get there with that matters.

Rut Slut!

She paused; she fidgeted; she stamped her heel; She choked the rage she could not all conceal; Then swung her wheel round with an evil grace, And took that hill at a terrific pace.

Real bikers

Real cycling is not about gear ratios. Or wearing lycra the colour of rainforest toads. Or pedalling to the country pub in the sun, then getting a taxi back because it's dark and raining.

Tools of the Trade

It had seemed like such a good idea at the time. Needing a fix and armed with a dumbell spanner, a set of Allen keys and an old toothbrush, I went out to score.

Commonality

It is no longer assumed that two cyclists have something in common. Even their love of cycling is not necessarily a common cause.

Strange Things

Unicycling is contrived. It hasn't developed for any other reason than because some clown wanted to be a bit more wacky than some other clown. Never liked 'wacky'.

Passion

There are some who will ride as long as God or whomever will let them. I am such a person, as is Mark M-M., who will ride his Viking funeral chariot in an incendiary blaze of faith and madness.

Trail Faeries

Ever since the earth started cooling from a molten ball it's been creating and influencing the mountain bike world we know and ride through.

Adventures

It was pure adventure, dodging hidden branches and smelling hot summer chaparral one minute, cool fingers of fog the next, rippling along in the zebra-lit trails. It felt like there was no one else on the whole planet as alive as we were.

Tandems

We knew two people on one bike was against the law. We did not care. We were in love. I was quite happy to be the back half, like a pantomime horse.

Entertainment

Our members will usually provide some entertainment on the ride.

Learn...

...how to repair a puncture as you'll be sure to get them.

The air was always thick...

...with the smell of TEMPTATION.

Variety...

...is the spice of life! That's why our rides are always varied and offer something for everyone.

It's all a balancing act

And we think we have the right balance.

Old School

No matter what you ride you'll always be made welcome.

He who reaches...

... the top first, waits the longest!

Fun...

...is the one thing money can't buy.

The world is a paradise...

...for those not cursed with self awareness.

Experience

Through years of cycling we have gained a great deal of experience, sometimes unwelcome!

Smile

At the end of every uphill there is usually a downhill!

Happy

We are always happy to welcome new riders to our merry flock.

Pride

We pride ourselves in our club values.

Set in stone

Nothing is set in stone, we're always ready to adapt.

Beer

There is always a nice cold pint waiting at the end of a ride. Sometimes during the ride!

Take it easy

Dreams are just clouds but sometimes clouds form recognisable shapes.

Anything is possible...

...if you put your mind to it; 34lb of bike to the top of Mt Snowdon!

Achievement

We encourage & support you to achieve your full potential.

Don't be afraid...

...to get off and walk.

Family

We like to think of our club as an extension of our family.

Charity

Our Longest Day, Longest Ride event is all in aid of raising money for charity.

Only the best will do!

We don't settle for second best!

Helping hand!

We never see a rider struggle, we sometimes laugh first then offer a helping hand!

Hardcore!

We are known to sample the local ales on occasion.

Social Rides

Our regular social rides cater for all abilities.

Team Work

Our 2010 End 2 End Challenge team before the start.

Longest Day, Longest Ride

We are the founders and organisers of the Isle of Man's only 24hr MTB Endurance Charity Event.

Organised Tours

Each year we load up the vans & head to the UK to ride new trails.

Trail Building

We actively put back in to the trails we ride with regular build & maintenance days.

Monthly Archives: March 2012

Special Feature

Posted in Social News by Gadge

Check out our latest video for a little something different!  Loaghtan Loaded aren’t just about bikes……we enjoy a spot of kayaking as well.

Cats Post Wedding Ride

Posted in Ride Blogs by Gadge

Read the latest Ride Blog by Foxdale and see just what the boys have been up to. “Colby pub was the chosen starting point, hoping for a better outcome than the last time we started here.  It was a warm clear evening with no wind, perfect conditions, a lot of the riders choosing shorts and short sleeves,

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Social Rides – Week Commencing 26th March

Posted in Social News by Gadge

Tuesday 27th South   Venue : Colby Glen Pub Time : 6:30pm Route : Similar to the last time, with maybe a bit extra…   Thursday 29th Douglas   Venue : Cat With No Tail Time : 6:30pm Route : We’ll make it up as we go along…   Unless you want to do something

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Wedding Bells

Posted in News by Gadge

Congratulations to Cat and Rob on the joining of their hands in matrimony.  Love and best wishes from all your friends at Loaghtan Loaded MTB.  A new member to the flock perhaps Rob? 😉

Photos

Posted in News by Gadge

A small selection of photographs from past rides and tours are available on the Gallery section of the website.

Longest Day, Longest Ride Entries

Posted in News by Gadge

The entries for the Longest Day, Longest Ride 24hr Charity MTB Endurance event will be soft closing on Friday 27th April to ensure the custom event jersey is available for riders on the day of the event.  Entries will hard close on Friday 8th June. Any entries received between the 27th April and 8th June

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Blown more times than Hugh Grant!

Posted in Ride Blogs by Gadge

Read the latest Ride Blog by Foxdale and see just what the boys have been up to. “We met at The Highwayman for tonight’s event, much to Skippy’s annoyance we rode past every takeaway in Peel, the aroma of chips soon disappeared as we began to climb up Peel Hill, Skippy looked back one last

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Coops’ Mystic Meg Ride

Posted in Ride Blogs by Gadge

Read the latest Ride Blog by Foxdale and see just what the boys & girls have been up to. “We all met at Union Mills for tonight’s soiree, Seamus was the last to arrive having to ride all the way from Lhergy Cripperty. The route was West on the lines to Glen Vine then onto

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Hello world!

Posted in News by Gadge

Welcome to the new home of Loaghtan Loaded MTB, the social club on the Isle of Man!