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.

Blog Archives

Sheep Tails – Issue 4

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The latest issue of ‘Sheep Tails Issue 4‘ is available to download .  If you have subscribed through the website you should get the latest edition direct to your mailbox. For previous editions of Sheep Tails please click on the relevant link below. Sheep Tails Issue 1 Sheep Tails Issue 2 Sheep Tails Issue 3 If

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V2 Gym now open and new website now live

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There’s a new gym in town…well in St Johns to be precise.  V2 Gym is a new, sleek,  modern, functional gym that is situated on the Kennaa Estate in St Johns, just of the Hope Road.  Why not pop on over to the new website and sign up for one of their sessions and you

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LDLR 2013 Entries Open!

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For those that were too slow to get your entry in for Longest Day, Longest Ride 2012, entries for Longest Day, Longest Ride 2013 officially opened at 12 noon, Sunday 17th June 2012! There were several people that had issues with their event jerseys not fitting or who had not changed the drop down and

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Longest Day, Longest Ride – Final Hour with MTTV

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Paul Moulton from MTTV catches up with Lead Organiser Gary Cooper in the closing hour of the 3rd annual Longest Day, Longest Ride.

Longest Day, Longest Ride – Preview with MTTV

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Watch the preview to the Longest Day, Longest Ride 24hr Charity MTB Challenge HERE.

BBC Programme On The Peak District

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To all those Flock members that attended this years tour, check out this programme on BBC iPlayer which is only available for the next 5 days. CLICK BELOW COUNTRY TRACKS – PEAK DISTRICT Or copy and paste below link in to your browser http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00lyxlp/Country_Tracks_Peak_District_Industry/

Social Rides and LDLR Trail Building

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Hi All. I know it’s a busy time of the week/year, with TT races etc… I also know a few are managing to get out safely on their bikes for rides and training etc… Unfortunately I for one haven’t been able to get out, due to various commitments etc… But normal social ride service will

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Loaghtan Q helps the Olympic Torch on it’s journey

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Loaghtan Q helps the Olympic Torch on its journey round the Isle of Man.  Good job that man 🙂  selflessly promoting the Flock!

‘I Hate You TT’ by Chris Waller

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One of our founding members shares his love hate of the TT Races. *WARNING* Contains strong language, you have been warned! Each and every June Of each and every year My normal life is shattered By motorbikes and beer. All over facebook The TT Bells do chime ‘Come party everbody, Its fucking TT Time’ I may stand

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Get Well Soon Elliott!

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Elliott, We are all sorry to hear about your terrible accident and tragic loss of a close friend our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family and friends. Everyone at Loaghtan Loaded MTB would like to wish you a very speedy recovery and back to your normal cheery self.  We hope to see

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