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<p class="MsoNormal">Riding to the summit of Ingleborough - If you like it grim this is the one.

Riding to the summit of Ingleborough - If you like it grim this is the one.

Ingleborough
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Ingleborough meaning "fort on the hill" is the second highest mountain in the dales (2373 ft) and the only 3 Peak available to mountain bikers. No pubs and real tough .A very distinctive flat topped peak easily identified from all directions and over considerable distances.

Don’t underestimate the small distance involved, although two thirds of the route is relatively easy, how hard can it be to cycle 3 miles we said? Trust us not easy, theres a couple of sections where you have to lug your bike onto your shoulder.

But you will be rewarded with exceptional views of not only most of the dales but an ocean view to boot. Watch the weather on this one as you climb past the first ridge, its like being in a different eco system….

A rare opportunity in the Dales to use the term mountain and bike literally. With three miles of technical downhil



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Statistics
Difficulty: rate Grin Factor: rate
Time :2.5 - 3 hrs
     
Distance: 6.5 mi
Offroad: 1 mi
Onroad: 5.5 mi
Climbing distance: mi
Descent distance: mi
Flat distance: mi
Total climbing: 338 ft
Terrain: limestone singletack grassy moorland steep crags - some bike carrying involved
 
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Start point
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Off the A65 Ingleton follow the road through town [B6255] as it climbs east for about half a mile. Look out for the sign Clapham/Storrs common n your right. Take this turning and look out for a bridleway on your left hand side Park up here.




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The Route

Follow the Bridalway (Fell Lane) to the summit, thats it! We could go on describing walls, terrain, points of interest and suchlike, but its a 1 horse race, no lefts rights or T junctions, just a bridleway right to the top with some fantastic and challenging riding and views to be had.

The huge flat summit of Ingleborough is well worth exploring although be aware it is illegal to cycle anywhere on the summit plateau other than on the bridleway.


 


added by: mark - Wed Apr 23

 

Food & stuff
Yeh right.. Make sure you eat before you set off. Inglesport, a climbers/cavers café is good, as is Inglenook Chippy, and the (locally) famous Pearsons Butchers for top pies and stuff.

 

 

 

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set of from the hill inn pub and you can do this as a circular. its not as difficult to climb from this side, and you still get the nice descent. return to start point on very quiet b roads
from: Anon | Sat Mar 21


Inglenook Chippy good but not always, catch them on a bad day at your own risk
from: Anon | Thu Mar 5



 

 

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an idiot proof route.. just follow the big hill in the distance
an idiot proof route.. just follow the big hill in the distance'
the climbing gradient gets hard as you get close to the summit
the climbing gradient gets hard as you get close to the summit'
the terrain on the way back down
the terrain on the way back down'
the grim climbs are compensated for on the way back down
the grim climbs are compensated for on the way back down'

 

 

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