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Rivington Pike on the 27th of August

Discussion in 'Green Laning' started by Bobsticle, Jun 19, 2017.

  1. Bobsticle

    Bobsticle Well-Known Member

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    A few peeps are having a ride up to Rivington Pike in Bolton on the 27th of August.
    Nothing planned as such just a gentle ride up a mile of farm track, an ice cream from the van if its up there that day and a pint in the local after.
    Pop along and say hello and come and giggle at Henry my series 2 and three quarters. Or if your not mobile that day for whatever reason put your name down for a lift upt thill.
    Even better, come in something from this decade to tow us all home. :D
     
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    Paul D Glass rep for South Yorkshire Events Planner

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    In the diary, we are actually likely to be in that rough area anyway, hopefully in the 90 .. ;)

    Mind, that doesn't mean we'll be able to meet up .. stuff's happening ...
     
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    Bobsticle Well-Known Member

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    Oy!
    Rivington ain't rough. :p

    Intriguing............ what stuffs this.
     
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    Come on Bob be honest ! its all about your local dogging club isnt it :rolleyes:
     
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    Bobsticle Well-Known Member

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    Oh anything could happen on the day.o_O
    Not sure many wimmins will hang around with this lot but your welcome to take your pick of the blokes :p
     
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    Paul D Glass rep for South Yorkshire Events Planner

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    Stuff like family stuff .. very uninteresting .. ;)
     
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    Bobsticle Well-Known Member

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    Doh! :(

    Bring em for an ice cream and a lung full of Bolton smog. :D
     
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    Paul D Glass rep for South Yorkshire Events Planner

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    If Rivington Pike is as high as it sounds, I'll bring 'em up .. to throw the b'stards off ...
     
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    Its about 1200 feet I think. The pike itself is only accessible on foot.
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    We will be meeting at Pigeon Tower just underneath it at the end of George's Lane/Belmont Road.

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    With a bit of luck the ice cream van will have made it up the hill and we can all have a 99 off the nice Polish girl, that's a nighty nine thank you bug :rolleyes:
    Back at the start of George's lane there is a pub with imbibement at risk of going sour if not quaffed on our return. ;)
    If there are a few none locals coming then it may be nice to pop down to Rivington Barn for a quick looksee. Its a local tourist attraction and usually attracts several hundred born again bikers each Sunday who enjoy the tea and cakes on their weekend run out.
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    The local landy tribe will no doubt turn a lip up at the idea but I kind of like the place for a half an hour excursion. The tea and burgers ain't bad either and the old burd selling sweeties has some belting fudge. :D
     
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    Paul D Glass rep for South Yorkshire Events Planner

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    Looks and sounds brilliant!

    If we get the chance we'll, or more likely just I, definitely try to get over .. ;)
     
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    There is a lane from the tower to the barn that isn't open to the public. It drops down through an old terraced gardens built by a Victorian laird for his wife. It gets a bit interesting near the bottom so I will use my contacts and see if its possible to gain access for a gentle decent followed by a few missing sump pans.
     
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    The nutter that built all this even knocked up a copy of Liverpool Castle as a ruin. When I wurra lad you could climb the steps up the towers but they are all smashed out now. Probably for safety reasons.
     
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