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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: September 2014

Social Rides Week Commencing 29th September 2014

Posted in Social News by Gadge

Hi All, This weeks social rides are, Date : Tuesday 30th September Time : 6.45pm Venue : Union Mills Industrial estate, Opposite Spar, Union Mills And Date : Thursday 2nd October Time : 6.45 – 7.00pm ( to give people time to get there ) Venue : Shoprite car park, Ramsey. Possibly some of the

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*UPDATE* Social Rides Week Commencing 22nd September 2014

Posted in Social News by Gadge

Hi All, There is now a social ride on Tuesday. Date : 23rd Sept Time : 6.45pm Venue : Highwayman pub car park, Peel Trail leader will be Darren. Cheers Darren Hope to you out on the trails on Thursday. Cheers Coops

Social Rides Week Commencing 22nd September 2014

Posted in Social News by Gadge

Hi All, This weeks social rides are, I’m not available Tuesday, and haven’t got anybody to organise / trail lead. Sorry. If somebody is wanting to post a ride, please get in touch. Otherwise, Date : Thursday 25th September Time : 6.45pm Venue : Cat without a Tail, Douglas If you require a lift for

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Social Rides Week Commencing 15th September 2014

Posted in Social News by Gadge

Hi All, The nights are drawing in, and what’s better than getting out on your bike, with like minded people. This weeks social rides are, Date : Tuesday 16th September Time : 6.45pm Venue : Union Mills Industrial estate, opposite Spar And Date : Thursday 18th September Time : 6.45pm Venue : Castletown, meet outside

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Social Rides Week Commencing 8th September 2014

Posted in Social News by Gadge

Hi All, Congratulations to all those who done the E2E this weekend. Some quick times, in the results. You should be pleased with your efforts, well done. This weeks social rides are, Date : Tuesday 9th September Time : 6.45pm Venue : Farmers Arms car park, St.Johns. And Date : Thursday 11th September Time :

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Isle of Man Adventure Race – Entries Close 6th September (Saturday)

Posted in News, Social News by Gadge

Isle of Man Adventure Race – Entries close Saturday 6th September. Due to the high demand for further team ‘Pair’ entries, Adventurous Experiences have announced entries to teams of four have been closed! The format for year’s race is now online. sea kayak – mountain bike – hill run – mystery challenge’s… The Isle of

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