Team Salty Balls' Papa Salt's Stag Weekend

restaurant near buckdenFancy joining us for a weekend away? Check out our venues page and book on-line today.

Steve from Team Salty Balls got in touch a few months ago to discuss the possibility of Hit the Hills hosting a stag weekend. He wanted some good riding, a few pubs nearby and great food.  We said no problem and what a fantastic mountain biking weekend in the Yorkshire Dales it was!

All the guys arrived by 8pm on Friday which left enough time to all sit down together and enjoy a great two course meal before the Olympic opening ceremony kicked off at 9pm. After dinner they all headed off to the local boozer, the Buck Inn  which has lots of tasty ales. Not sure what time they arrived back but one of the guys got a ride back on a tractor.

On Saturday the weather was very changeable, sunny one moment and chucking it down the next. Didn’t bother the guys though and after a great breakfast they picked up their packed lunches and made their way out. We arranged from the less keen riders to go out with local guide James from Roots Riding and the others took their chances with a map.

well dressed mountain bikersThe less keen group had a great day taking on the mighty Mastiles Lane and moor above Kilnsey. While the faster group did a huge loop  taking in the Cam Road, Horton and Malham Tarn. Unfortunately Bradley (the best dressed rider of the weekend – see photo on the right) snapped his chain 10 miles from home and was pushing his bike on the last stretch of road. Luckily for him we were out keeping an eye on them and were able to give him a lift home.

When they got back there was enough time for Tea, Coffee, Brownies and a shower before dinner was served. They made light work of the tasty there course dinner and headed off to the Buck Inn again for some more beers. We followed them down and played a great game called one question which involves asking each other very personal questions all done in the best possible taste.

Sunday morning was quite relaxed and they all had to get off early for various other commitments so there wasn’t any riding. See more photos on Facebook.

What a great weekend with a great bunch of guys in God’s own county: Yorkshire!

Fancy joining us for a weekend away? Check out our venues page and book on-line today. Or if you are a Newsletter subscriber of Facebook fan then why Hit the Hills with us at our  pilot weekend in the Lakes at the end of August?