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: December 2013

#BTTN – Bring Taste to the Nation – Hobgoblin

Posted in News by Gadge

1. This promotion is open to residents of the United Kingdom aged 18 prover except employees of the Promoters, their families and anyone professionally involved with this Promotion. 2. By participating in the Promotion, entrants agree to be bound by these terms and conditions, and will also be subject to Twitter and Facebook rules, terms

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Tree Disease Control – Access to Forests

Posted in News, Trail News by Gadge

Tree Disease Control – Access to Forests and Firewood Supply Friday, 25 October 2013 Despite significant efforts to control its spread, the disease, Phytophthora ramorum, is now unfortunately present in many larch trees across the Island. The disease, caused by an airborne fungus-like pathogen, can result in lesions on the trunks of infected trees, dieback

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On the first day of Christmas

Posted in Ride Blogs by Gadge

Read the latest Ride Blog by Seamus HERE.

Social Rides Week Commencing 9th December

Posted in Social News by Gadge

Hi All, Hopefully the weather will be a bit better this week. I know its the festive period, and many people will be busy present shopping. But how about fitting in a ride or two……… So this week….There won’t be a LL Social ride ride on Tuesday. Because a few of the Loaghtans will be

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Coops the gift that just keeps giving

Posted in Ride Blogs by Gadge

Read the latest Ride Blog by Foxdale HERE.

Social Rides Week Commencing 2nd December

Posted in Social News by Gadge

Hi All This weeks social rides are : Date : Tuesday 3rd December Time : 6.45 – 7.00pm Venue : Ballaugh Spar shop (refreshments afterwards at Phil C’s house) And Date : Thursday 5th December Time : 6.30 – 6.45pm Venue : Foxdale Primary School car park If you require a lift, please get in

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