Dirt bike rental / borrow / riding or just adventure near Manchester UK???

Discussion in 'Europe' started by pilo, Sep 30, 2017.

  1. pilo

    pilo Rhymes with below

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    Hi All,

    I'm an American with an employer near Manchester and I'm in the area a few times a year. I have a few weekend coming up (Oct 6-8) and would love to ride dirt bikes in some capacity. I'd also be open to ideas about nice long hikes or mountain bike rentals, or other??? Would prefer dirt bikes, but I'll take anything outdoors compared to hanging around town.

    Does anyone have any recommendations?

    Cheers,
    -Phil
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  2. nickguzzi

    nickguzzi Long timer

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    From Manchester you are on the doorstep of several outdoors places. North Wales, Derbyshire Dales and/or Peaks and the Lake District.
    As an American you will doubtless have no qualms about crossing the Pennines and visiting the Moors and/or Dales of Yorkshire.

    Walking, you just need to arrive (having packed your cagoule) and get your boots on and walk. Lots of individual walks at all of them. Lots of books or internet stuff. And the Ordinance Survey will provide you with very good maps at 1:50000 or 1:25000.
    No doubt cyclists have similar access - the www will bring you to the doors of many cycling groups and organsiations for guidance and advice where you can and can't go.

    If you need some inspiration for the walks, I love the series of books by Alfred Wainright. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_Wainwright beautiful pen drawings of the route and the features to be found - far nicer IMHO than the glossy multicolour brochures usually sold as guide books.

    Can't help with a bike, sorry.

    ps - all areas mentioned are traditionally very wet, and weather can be "changeable". If you don't like the weather now, wait 5 minutes and it will be different.
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  4. pilo

    pilo Rhymes with below

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    Thanks guys. I'm eager to do some exploring.
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  5. Herman1

    Herman1 Been here awhile

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