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.


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'.


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.


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.


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.


Our members will usually provide some entertainment on the ride.


...how to repair a puncture as you'll be sure to get them.

The air was always thick...

...with the smell of TEMPTATION.


...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!


...is the one thing money can't buy.

The world is a paradise...

...for those not cursed with self awareness.


Through years of cycling we have gained a great deal of experience, sometimes unwelcome!


At the end of every uphill there is usually a downhill!


We are always happy to welcome new riders to our merry flock.


We pride ourselves in our club values.

Set in stone

Nothing is set in stone, we're always ready to adapt.


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!


We encourage & support you to achieve your full potential.

Don't be afraid...

...to get off and walk.


We like to think of our club as an extension of our family.


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!


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.

Trail News

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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Social Rides Week Commencing 2nd March 2015

Posted in Social News, Trail News by Gadge

Hi All, I’m away for the start of the week, so if anybody is wanting to post a ride, please get in touch. Date : Thursday 5th March Time : 6.30 – 6.45pm Venue : Cat without a Tail, pub car park, Douglas As from week commencing 9th March, social rides will be back to

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Latest Update from DEFA – Hills, Forests & Glens

Posted in News, Social News, Trail News by Gadge

Below is that latest update from DEFA – Hills, Forests & Glens Tree felling work is set to commence at Axnfell Plantation on Wednesday 5th February. This will involve some localised access restrictions. Please do not cross any safety barriers and follow all safety signage. Thank you.

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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Trail Building Evenings

Posted in Trail News by Gadge

With just 34 days until the event there is still plenty to do up at Conrhenny and the plan is to get up to the plantation on as many evening and weekends as possible to ensure we have a fighting chance of finishing the work to make the course more sustainable.  If you can spare

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Trails Update

Posted in Trail News by Gadge

Looking down towards the last real turn on the new Phase 2 boardwalks.  For a short walked video of this section so far, check out the video on YouTube A big thanks to; Dave, Sinbad, Coops, Cam, Shaun, Dave Reilly and Dave Briggs for their help today.

Trails Update

Posted in Trail News by Gadge

After a week of snow which stopped play last weekend, Sinbad and Gadge were determined to get up to Conrhenny and continue with the trail work currently being done to extend Phase 2 boardwalks…

Trail Building Update

Posted in Social News, Trail News by Gadge

The Trail Faeries have been hard at it constructing more new trails in Conrhenny Plantation. Over the past few weeks the Loaghtan Loaded members and the Manx Trail Faeries have been hard at work constructing new trails in and around Conrhenny Plantation.

More great work!

Posted in Trail News by Gadge

Well, despite the weather the weekend before, snow, the day turned out dry, bright and sunny which meant we could crack on with the trail building at Conrhenny. The days work started early with Will (Nulty) collecting a tipping trailer from HSS and we met Andy ‘Sinbad’ Simpson at the old prison site where we

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