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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: April 2012

Beer Barrows and Saws

Posted in News by Gadge

This morning saw a good little turn out for the first work party in preparation of the Longest Day, Longest Ride and clearing a few sections of the course to make it safer to ride.  We would like to thanks the following for turning up and lending a hand; Coops, Sinbad, Seamus, Will, Sue, Selwyn, Scott

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4 went out, 3 came back

Posted in Ride Blogs by Gadge

Read the latest Ride Blog by Foxdale and see just what the boys have been up to. The venue was St Johns for the start, Seamus chose the route, ‘This must never be allowed to happen again!!’ When Seamus decided we would go up the Dowse you could hear a pin drop or a pasty in Skippy’s

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Trail Work Party Saturday 14th April

Posted in News by Gadge

We are organising a trail work party at Conrhenny Plantation to make a start on ground clearance and trimming for the Longest Day, Longest Ride event course.  Please bring pruning saw and rake if you have them and meet at the main car park for 9am.  It is hoped to work until 12 noon, weather

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Social Rides Week Commencing – 9th April

Posted in Social News by Gadge

Hi All, Hope you are all having a good Easter? This week I’ll not be able to ride Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday due to Coastguard commitments (meeting, exercise, patrol). So I’m hoping to go out tomorrow (Monday, day or evening), I know it’s a bank holiday, and some of you will have family stuff on.

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*UPDATE* New Club Kit

Posted in News by Gadge

There would appear to be a little bit of confusion over what kit is what and what sizes are available. So in an attempt to clarify please see below; Club Cycle Jersey (classic, zip with triple pocket on rear cycle jersey)   Club Tour Design Cycle T-Shirt (standard t-shirt style, no zip or pockets)  

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Brrrrrr Ride

Posted in Ride Blogs by Gadge

Read the latest Ride Blog by Foxdale and see just what the boys have been up to. It’s a good job the library bus wasn’t stopped as the book of excuses was well thumbed tonight due to the adverse weather conditions, people pulling out quicker than the pope at a bunga bunga party, best excuse goes to

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New Club Cycle T-Shirt

Posted in News by Gadge

To celebrate the new club mascot and help promote the club off-shore Seamus has come up with a cool design idea for a tour cycle t-shirt which features our new club mascot.  The below design will be available in a Coolmax material cycle t-shirt similar to a base layer.  We anticipate costs to be in

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Limited Edition Tour Cycle T-Shirt

Posted in News by Gadge

To celebrate the new club mascot and help promote the club off-shore Seamus has come up with a cool design idea for a tour cycle t-shirt which features our new club mascot.  The below design will be available in a Coolmax material cycle t-shirt similar to a base layer.  We anticipate costs to be in

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New Club Kit

Posted in News by Gadge

Well it’s been a few years since we originally got our club cycling kit and as we now have a lot more riding with us we thought it about time we had a new club kit that would encapsulate the ethos of the club with a nice new mascot.  So below is the new club

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Social Rides – Week Commencing 2nd April

Posted in Social News by Gadge

Tuesday 3rd Venue : St.Johns (Farmers Arms car park) Time : 6:30pm Thursday 5th Venue : Crosby playing fields Time : 6:30pm Or we could do something up North….? Let me know, coops@loaghtanloaded.com or 481793 either way so i can let others know etc….. also if anybody needs lifts etc…. Cheers Coops p.s. Rachel says

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