Lee and Cragg Quarries News

When’s a Trail Centre not a Trail Centre?

When’s a Trail Centre not a Trail Centre?

Jon Swift
07.01.13 –  About eighteen months ago an idea started to form off the back of comments being made on forums about riders who only ever visit trail centres,...
Lee Quarry Trail Head Hub

Lee Quarry Trail Head Hub

Jon Swift
Things are progressing really well with the plans for the new trail head hub for Lee and Cragg Quarries. Ride On in Rawtenstall have come through the initial stages...
It’s been great guys , but Brownback’s next year may not happen!

It’s been great guys , but Brownback’s next year may not happen!

Jon Swift
The Brownback’s organising team are seriously feeling the strain and desperately need some new blood to keep the race series alive in 2013. The last race of...
New Wind Farm Proposed above Lee Quarry

New Wind Farm Proposed above Lee Quarry

Jon Swift
A significant extension to the wind farm on to the south west of Lee Quarry is currently going through the consultation phase with potential for another 20 turbines...
Mountain Bike Orienteering at Lee Quarry this Weekend

Mountain Bike Orienteering at Lee Quarry this Weekend

Jon Swift
British Mountain Bike Orienteering are holding a round of the Mountain Bike Orienteering British Sprint Championships at Lee and Cragg Quarry this Saturday, the...
Singletrack Weekender – 1 Month To Go

Singletrack Weekender – 1 Month To Go

Jon Swift
Singletrack Weekender – 1 Month To Go One month to go until the Weekend(er) of the year!  A weekend of XC, Trials and Downhill racing. Three different races....
Hope XC Series Race 1 Report

Hope XC Series Race 1 Report

Jon Swift
Hope XC Series Race 1 Report Coming back for it’s 5th series in four years Under clear blue skies 108 riders lined up to take on the demanding trails of Lee...
Free Coaching with the Hope XC Series Thanks to Brownbacks

Free Coaching with the Hope XC Series Thanks to Brownbacks

Jon Swift
Free Coaching with the Hope XC Series Thanks to Brownbacks Coaching makes a difference to riders of all abilities but it has the most impact on the less experienced...
Pennine Bridleway Guided Rides

Pennine Bridleway Guided Rides

Jon Swift
Pennine Bridleway Guided Rides Bill Brady has just sent us this years program of guided rides taking in the the Pennine Bridleway and some of the other great riding...
Hope Cross Country Race Series 2012: It’s Back and Open For Entries!

Hope Cross Country Race Series 2012: It’s Back and Open For Entries!

Jon Swift
The long awaited Brownbacks 2012 XC MTB Series is now open for entries. Now in it’s fourth year the grass roots race series sponsored generously by Hope Technology,...
Lee Quarry Dirt School – Available to Book NOW

Lee Quarry Dirt School – Available to Book NOW

Jon Swift
Dirt School Lee Quarry style is now open for bookings. In conjunction with Back on Track and Ride On, we’ll be in Lee Quarry for one weekend only! Including...
Haglofs Open 5 at Lee Quarry Event Report

Haglofs Open 5 at Lee Quarry Event Report

Jon Swift
Well what a difference a month makes. From brilliant sunshine at the Long Mynd last month to rain, wind, snow, hail, thunder & lightning in brutal winter conditions...
Dirt School Comes to Lee Quarry

Dirt School Comes to Lee Quarry

Jon Swift
We are going to be holding a Dirt School Weekend in Lee Quarry 14th/15th January. We will be having three coaches (have a look at the web site for their CV’s)...
Open5 Series Comes to Lee Quarry

Open5 Series Comes to Lee Quarry

Jon Swift
Lee Quarry will be hosting a round of the Open5 series on December the 4th. Open to anyone over the age of 18 (14 – 17 year olds can also compete in some...
HOPE XC SERIES RACE 3 (21st August) REPORT

HOPE XC SERIES RACE 3 (21st August) REPORT

Jon Swift
The third race in the Hope Technology sponsored series saw great weather for racing with the venue showing it’s ability to shake of the recent heavy rain....
British Fire Service Cycling Event Lee Quarry

British Fire Service Cycling Event Lee Quarry

Jon Swift
FSSAA The Fire Service Round 4 MTB Race Series comes to Lee Quarry on Thursday the 29th of September this year. British Fire Service Cycling is an active branch...
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