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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.

News

First Aid Training Course

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The ewe’s and ram’s at Loaghtan Loaded are teaming up with local First Aid trainers to train some of their flock to RYA standard and are offering the opportunity for any other cyclists to become fully RYA First Aid trained at the same time. If you are a regular on any of the Misfits, Laxey

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HardnutZ Special Offer Discount

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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

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MizMal 2017 – A message from Paul Kennedy

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Wild Atlantic Cycling is running and supporting a number of Ireland End to End cycle challenges in 2017. The route is approximately 845 km completed over six days, or slightly further over seven days. We had a great turnout for 2016. The route is gorgeous and takes in some key sites of the west, including

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Yorkshire True Grit

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Message from Deborah @ Yorkshire True Grit “Hi, I wondered if you could share our event with your members? We are hosting Yorkshire True Grit – a gravel bike event that will start at Helmsley and traverse the North York Moors either on a 20, 40 or 60 mile route. Riders are welcome to use

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Van Conversion

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So, after buying my new van back in April 2015 I am now in a position where I am getting it all converted so I can use it for going travelling and camping with the family. I started to do some of the conversion myself but found it extremely frustrating trying to get the ply

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Social Rides Week Commencing 29th February 2016

Posted in News, Social News, Trail News by Gadge

Hi All, Well we’ve had good weather for this weekend, so lets hope it lasts for this weeks social rides. A change of days again, due to a few of us having other commitments. So how about, Date : Monday 29th February Time : 6:30 – 6.45pm Venue : Station road car park ( behind

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Discounted British Cycling Membership

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Loaghtan Loaded MTB have been a British Cycling affiliated Club for almost ten years and if you are an existing or new Club member you are able to benefit from discounted British Cycling membership if joining for the first time. Some of the many benefits of being a Club member joining British Cycling are; Up to

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Bopworx – launching on Kickstarter

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Gary I am writing to introduce you to my new brand of bicycle accessories and to ask for your support. Every cyclist knows and has experienced the scratches and dings that can occur while traveling with the bike. This insight has led me to develop the first Bopworx range or six patent-pending bike protection and storage accessories. Starting

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ENTRIES FOR LDLR 2016 NOW OPEN!

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Entries for the 7th LDLR are now OPEN! Click the image below to enter online.

Port Erin Cycling Kermesse supported by Dandara

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