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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.

HardnutZ Special Offer Discount

HardnutZ are a British cycle helmet manufacturer that launched in 2010.

The would like to offer our club members a 20% discount off their RRP’s across their full range of Stealth Hi Vis™ MTB helmets. This brings them down from RRP £54.99 to just £44 to our club members.

Just enter the code HZ20 through the HardnutZ.com website and get 20% off.

We have been asked to make our members aware of their fantastic offer.

All of their helmets are fully certified to the latest European safety standards but they also have an additional safety feature with 19 panels of highly reflective 3M Scotchlite vinyl all around them, providing 360 degree visibility. The 3M is colour coded to match the base colour of the helmet – making them virtually undetectable in daylight but highly reflective under streetlights or car headlights.

They sponsor their local club – Hadleigh Mountain Bike Club (2012 Olympic Course) and over 50 riders now wear HardnutZ helmets. Here are a few of their reviews:

‘I have been using the HardnutZ Stealth Hi Vis™ road helmet for some time now both on leisure rides on and off road with my friends as well as for cross country mountain bike racing. I have found this helmet to be well made and really comfortable, it hasn’t failed me and I feel safe wearing it whether on the trails or the road and the clever reflective panels means I know I can be seen at night. Having been impressed with Hardnutz I have recently purchased their new MTB helmet offering a more MTB specific design with improved protection for the back of your head. This helmet is so comfortable and lightweight you barely realise your wearing it while having the added security of more protection when hitting technical trails. HardnutZ was my helmet of choice before I had the opportunity to race XC wearing one provided by HardnutZ as a main sponsor for the Hadleigh MTB club race teams.’
Jane Brockman

‘I’m really pleased with my new HardnutZ lid. I got it in medium, my usual size; it fits really securely and snugly. I also like the extra bit of protection at the lower part of the lower back part of the head, in fact, when it’s tightened up via the adjustable dial it doesn’t even come off easily with the chinstrap detached. An extra little bit of assurance
All in all, well chuffed’
Adrian Vickers

‘Been waiting for this lid since I saw a sneak peak at The 2016 London Bike Show… well worth the wait.
Great fit, even with the weight of a light attached to the side, stays put on the roughest rails.
Chinstrap took some adjusting to a comfy position as it’s in a slightly different placing to my old 661 helmet but works well.
Bug net does its job well.
Being such a snug fit, the padded liner does soak up a lot of moisture but is great that it comes out in 1 piece to be cleaned, hope these will be available to purchase separately.
Overall, great product, great reflective tape, offers great all around protection. Ended up having to buy 3 so my wife and daughter didn’t ‘borrow’ it.
Cheers HardnutZ
Dave Brittney

www.HardnutZ.com +44 (0)1702 530090 info@HardnutZ.com

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