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Well since my weight loss regime started in November I had a goal of being able to get out on my MTB like the old days, well since the spring I have been training up and getting my fitness back, I've done 2 local MTB challenges for charity and been hitting my local Singletrack hard. We have an abundance of top quality riding here in the lakes so I will be sharing them as and when I do them.

today's venture is around one of my favourite routes, it starts in Staveley and heads up into the Kentmere valley, lots of nice Singletrack to test your skills and then fast descents. Then I headed up Garburn pass which is an old pack horse route and very steep, in rideable in places so you have to walk, once at the top you get a great view around the lakes. Next is a fast decent into Troutbeck, again fast, rocky descents. At the bottom I headed back up into Kentmere through high borans, again cool single track with lots of rocks and peat bogs to play in. Then it's a fast, rocky decent into Kentmere and back to Staveley for a bacon bun! BOOM, 31K done by 10am.ImageUploadedByArbtalk1436613514.641494.jpg.7dbca2e7c6e33bf209cad4cfb831d1a2.jpg

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Troutbeck? The one exactly 9 miles from Penrith and Keswick? If you follow the road a few miles you end up at Glenriding?

 

If so, I spent many an week there as a kid as family had a static van at troutbeck head caravan and camping park.

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Remind me Hodge, did you go paleo?

 

 

No mate, just cut down portion size and loads of exercise.

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