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.

Mugworks – Mugs for cyclists

I have to admit I never really know which is the right time of year to
contact cycling clubs.  So this is simply to remind you that we are
still here to provide mugs for Clubs big and small.
Last year we provided mugs at £2-50 each plus £10-00 delivery. Despite
inflation and increased material costs, we are very much aware that funding
is tight, so are pleased to be able to continue that offer through to
Christmas 2013.  So once again ………
Delivery on this offer is plus £10-00 whether the order is for 12, 24, 36 up
to 200 (after which it is free delivery).  No VAT, No other additions.
(Delivery offer applies to UK Mainland only and also excludes the Highlands
of Scotland.  Off mainland we will quote on enquiry but to give an example,
72 mugs to Isle of Man cost £38-50 this week.)
If you want to see some of what we’ve produced, our Cycling Picture Gallery
can be found at (just click the links below)

An ideal starter run is a box of 36 mugs which costs £100 including
delivery. 12 is £40-00; 24 is £70-00.
The standard mug is a Durham shape, good quality earthenware mug (in the
style of the mugs in the header).  It is a 330ml mug (350ml to the brim),
approx 92mm high with a 260mm circumference.
Pretty well any design you want on it, including photographs.
The possibilities of what we can do are endless, the price very competitive.
Delivery – about 7-10 days after you confirm your order and design, but
quicker if urgent.
Interested – contact us anytime.
All the best
Keith Butler
The Mugworks Office
4, Old Forge, Whitbourne,
Worcester, WR6 5SB
Tel: 01886 821198
email: info@mugworks.co.uk

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