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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: July 2012

Social Rides – Week Commencing 30th July

Posted in Social News by Gadge

Hi All, Sorry that I didn’t get out for last weeks rides. Hopefully I’ll get out this week on a ride or two. Date : Tuesday 31st July Time : 6:45 – 7:00 pm Venue : Farmers Arms car park, St.Johns Date : Thursday 2nd August Time : 6:30 -6:45 pm Venue : Cat With

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Social Evening…UPDATE!

Posted in Social News by Gadge

Gadge would like to thank everyone that expressed an interest and attended the Loaghtan Loaded Social Evening at the Horse & Plough, I think it is safe to say everyone that attended enjoyed the good food and even better company 😉  and hopes that we have made some new friends and maybe even gained a

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Saturday 28th Social Evening

Posted in Social News by Gadge

For all those people that expressed an interest and confirmed you are attending, please see the menus below.  We have booked a table for 7.30pm at the Horse & Plough under the name ‘Cooper’ for us all and would ask that we look to arrive between 7pm and 7.30pm. As they stop serving food at

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Update on our beach clean

Posted in Social News by Gadge

Earlier this year a small group of club members helped out at the Marina Conservation Society beach clean on Douglas beach. If you click HERE you can read a report on the results of the Nationwide beach clean.

Social Rides – Week Commencing 23rd July

Posted in Social News by Gadge

Sorry for not posting any rides lately……… As a lot of you know its been a busy few weeks/months….with TT fortnight, LDLR 24hour event, weather and holidays etc….. Anyway enough excuses, lets get some social rides posted and some riding done. Date: Tuesday 24th July Venue: Farmers Arms car park, St.Johns Time: 6:30-6:45 pm Route:

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Social Rides

Posted in Social News by Gadge

Good News!  Our regular social rides will resume normal service with effect Monday 23rd July.  We would like to apologise for the lack of social activity over the last few weeks which has been due to a number of factors, LDLR 24hr event preparation and recovery, holidays and foul weather. Regular social rides will resume

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Social Evening

Posted in Social News by Gadge

Loaghtan Loaded MTB is organising a social night on Saturday 28th July at St Georges AFC from 7.30pm.  This event is open to all Loaghtan Loaded members, friends and family as well as any other MTB riders. This will be a great chance to have some food and a few beers with like minded people

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