'Eyup lads, I've had this reight good idea'
Cue the rolling of eyes and the slow shaking of heads.
A bunch of old bike riding buddies, a few too many pints and an idea formed. Most such things come to nowt, but this one stuck and over a few years grew into the Moors One Hundred.
Maps were dusted off, lines were drawn, chains oiled, routes double checked. Many miles of epic exploration took place, vast quantities of tea and cake were consumed, corrections often made. OK, I admit we might have got lost once or twice, we even fell out a few times but more importantly we laughed a lot. Oh my, we had fun!
And the scenery, those views.... they had us just silently standing there, feeling blessed to be born in these hills. We just had to do this. We had to share what we had found.
We grew more confident in our idea, this could actually work, this could be quite damn good. We really might not be as daft as we look.
Several ruined maps later we were ready.
It's become quite a thing over the last few years hasn't it? Thirty years ago, four young Yorkshire lads set out on Raleigh Mustangs and other bike shaped junk and crossed the Moors one bank holiday weekend with no more than a sheet of plastic, some bailer twine and a weeks pocket money. It became our favorite pastime. The happy memories of those carefree days inspired us to create the Moors One Hundred.
Over those 30 years, bikes have improved, the camping gear and clothing has got lighter and better, and more people have started heading out for multi day adventures. We decided that it was time to show you our beautiful North York Moors with an event of our own.
It can be a little bewildering though if you are new to the game. You can look at M100 as being a gateway drug. By taking care of the route, a place to camp, making sure you will eat and drink well, as well as getting advice and tips from the old hands and experts, M100 is an ideal introduction for first timers as well as being atractive to those with more experience.
The Moors themselves have hardly changed in those 30 years. It's still a wonderful place in which to lose yourself for a few days, the trails are great, the people as welcoming as ever, it lacks the crowds that blight the other National Parks and the pubs, food & beers get better with every visit. Its a very special mix. And we know where the best bits are hiding.
We offer two or three days of cracking riding in one of the most beautiful parts of the UK, with great overnight stops chock full of fab food, live music, various craft beers and dollops of good craic thrown in for good measure. And being Yorkshire, it's cracking value for money.
We will provide you with a GPX routes or a map to copy, showcasing the very best of the North York Moors.
We have gone over the route and whilst it involves long days of hard graft, it should be within the ability of most, just allow plenty of time.
It is a recommended route, feel free to amend or miss out sections if need be. You can even start and finish half way along the route if you prefer. We want you to enjoy yourself. It isn't a race and you can go at whatever pace you want.
We have big plans for 2022 to take this little event to the next level. Up to three days, new routes, different distances, all interweaving together culminating in a party under the stars up on the moors. Something for everyone.
More details to come over the following weeks.