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.


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'.


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.


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.


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.


Our members will usually provide some entertainment on the ride.


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

The air was always thick...

...with the smell of TEMPTATION.


...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!


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

The world is a paradise...

...for those not cursed with self awareness.


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


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


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


We pride ourselves in our club values.

Set in stone

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


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!


We encourage & support you to achieve your full potential.

Don't be afraid...

...to get off and walk.


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


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!


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: October 2012

Social Rides Week Commencing 29th October

Posted in Social News by Gadge

Hi All, With the nights drawing in, and losing a hour of daylight, the autumn / winter rides are upon us. So it’s time to break out the thermals and winter riding gear and have the lights on charge. So how about a few rides…… Tuesday 30th October Venue : Cat with no Tail car

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Loose Tarts Ride!

Posted in Ride Blogs by Gadge

Read the latest Ride Blog by Foxdale HERE.

Social Rides Week Commencing 22nd October

Posted in Social News by Gadge

Hi All, Hope you all had a good weekend…… Firstly I would like to thank everybody who came up to Conrhenny on Saturday to help with trail building. Social rides for this week…… Tuesday 23rd October Time : 6.45pm Venue : Colby pub car park Thursday 25th October Time : 6.45pm Venue : Farmers Arm’s

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Many hands…

Posted in News by Gadge

This morning (Saturday) saw a group of fellow mtbers meet up at Conrhenny for some trail building.  Once the plans were discussed with the troops we all set to work and it wasn’t too long before we could really see the new boardwalk taking shape.  A short break for a spot of lunch, hot soup

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Bazzars bike didn’t break ……shocker!

Posted in Ride Blogs by Gadge

Read the latest Ride Blog by Foxdale HERE.

2013 Off-island events

Posted in Social News by Gadge

Hi All, Please check out the below links for a few events for next year…. Twentyfour12 next years dates are 27/28th July 2013 Rat Race Crossing next years dates 12th to 14th July 2013 DaCooley Thriller dates for 2013 haven’t been released yet…… Ridgeway 200 next years dates 20 & 21 April 2013 We’ll keep this

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Social Rides Week Commencing 15th October

Posted in Social News by Gadge

Hi All, Hope you’re all having a good weekend? I can’t believe the weather we had last Thursday……….Monsoon….. It was good to see so many people out on Tuesday. Well lets see if we can keep this up! How about, Tuesday 16th Time : 6.45pm Venue : Cat with no Tail pub car park Pace

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Christmas is Coming…the Sheep are getting Fat(ter)!

Posted in Social News by Gadge

On Friday 23rd November at about 7-7.30pm we are looking to have a Loaghtan Loaded Xmas get together at Chapters which is under new management and PRICE structure!!! The idea is to get everyone together for a good chat and plan some social activities (might even get a few drinks in too) and yes they

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Neds Paper Round

Posted in Ride Blogs by Gadge

Read the latest Ride Blog by Foxdale HERE.

Benefits of Joining Loaghtan Loaded MTB

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Below are just some of the benefits you can take advantage of when joining Loaghtan Loaded MTB Club and signing up to a British Cycling Race Silver Membership (which is discounted to club members*). Click on the image below to view more British Cycling Membership packages. *British Cycling Memberships are only discounted for new British

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