MORE than 50 Cog Set cyclists and their families descended onto Kielder forest in Northumberland on Saturday, October 1 for a weekend of mountain biking and social, staying at Hawkhirst Scout Camp, on the edge of Lake Kielder.
Staying in the heart of purpose made mountain bike areas surrounded by forest, Cog Set riders were spoilt for choice as to where to ride, from gentle family friendly “green” routes around the lake to adrenalin pumping singletrack “blue”, “red” and “black” runs through the forest.
After an early start travelling up from Lancaster on Saturday morning, the coaches split the riders into different ability matched groups for the afternoon’s ride, with a professional cyclist – Lancaster’s own Matt Cronshaw, who rides for team Raleigh – heading out with group five to tackle the most demanding routes.
Sunday dawned overcast with the threat of rain but this didn’t dampen the groups’ enthusiasm for another day’s mountain biking.
After another great ride all thanked the organisers and coaches of Cog Set for all their hard work in arranging the Kielder weekend.
For more information on Salt Ayre Cog Set, Junior Cycling Club visit www.cogset.org.uk
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