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 2013

Trails Update

Posted in Trail News by Gadge

After a week of snow which stopped play last weekend, Sinbad and Gadge were determined to get up to Conrhenny and continue with the trail work currently being done to extend Phase 2 boardwalks…

Social Rides Week Commencing 18th March

Posted in Social News by Gadge

Hi All, Due to injury, I’m looking for somebody to Trail Lead for this weeks rides….? If you fancy leading a ride, then please get in touch. Tel : 481793 So I can email everybody and get it on FB and website etc…. Hope to be back out on the MTB next week. So normal

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Guided MTB cycling trips in Gothenburg, Sweden

Posted in Social News by Gadge

Hi everyone, Do you and your fellow club members want to get the most possible out of your MTB trips this summer? Then we’d like to recommend a week of intensive riding in Gothenburg, Sweden. No one escapes the challenging and technical trails without increasing their technique, endurance and strength! Don’t miss any of our

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Social Rides Week Commencing 11th March

Posted in Social News by Gadge

Hi All, Due to my injured shoulder and other commitments, and Seamus is busy with work this week I have nobody to Trail Lead for this weeks LL Social Rides. So if anybody would like to Trail Lead, please get in touch so I can email everybody, and get it posted on FaceBook and LL

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Social Rides Week Commencing 4th March

Posted in Social News by Gadge

Hi All, First Ride of the Spring. The Training Begins Here. Beginners, Old Loaghtans, Winter Sleepers, All Welcome. Pace to suit the Group. Date : Tuesday 5th March Time : 6.30 – 6.45 pm Venue : South Barrule car park Date : Thursday 7th March Time : 6.30 -6.45 pm Venue : NSC swimming pool

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Trail Building Update

Posted in Social News, Trail News by Gadge

The Trail Faeries have been hard at it constructing more new trails in Conrhenny Plantation. Over the past few weeks the Loaghtan Loaded members and the Manx Trail Faeries have been hard at work constructing new trails in and around Conrhenny Plantation.