Lord of the Loops 113km MTB epic | Jack and Joe’s toughest challenge yet

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<img src="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/11/lord-of-the-loops-cover-2e9ae93.jpg?quality=90&resize=620,413" srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/11/lord-of-the-loops-cover-2e9ae93.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=960,639 960w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/11/lord-of-the-loops-cover-2e9ae93.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=720,479 720w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/11/lord-of-the-loops-cover-2e9ae93.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=576,383 576w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/11/lord-of-the-loops-cover-2e9ae93.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=360,239 360w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/11/lord-of-the-loops-cover-2e9ae93.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=180,119 180w, " sizes="(max-width: 620px) 100vw, 620px" width="620" height="413" class="wp-image-406827 alignnone size-landscape_thumbnail" alt="Lord of the Loops MTB ride" title="Lord of the Loops MTB ride" /> <p><iframe title="Lord of The Loops MTB Epic | Jack &amp; Joe's Toughest Challenge Yet" width="960" height="540" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/szmV_T8_duk?feature=oembed" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400">Way back in the summer of 2019, Rotor set Jack and Joe a challenge to ride <a href="https://www.bikeradar.com/reviews/components/groupsets/groupset-road/rotor-1×13-groupset-review/">its new 1×13 gravel/road groupset</a> over the length of <a href="https://www.bikeradar.com/features/routes-and-rides/reivers-way-coast-to-coast-challenge/">the 283km Reivers way in a single day</a>. </span></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400">It was an amazing adventure and, with Rotor recently releasing the mountain bike version of the groupset, the pair were given the opportunity to bag another epic route. However, this time, it was to be a true off-road mountain bike adventure. </span></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400">Once again, the chosen route was up to Jack and Joe, but</span><span style="font-weight: 400"> this is where things started to get a little tricky — the previous video was filmed at the height of summer, whereas this one was to be filmed during a particularly wet period of weather in autumn.</span></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400">The pair had lots of routes in mind across the UK, but the weather just wasn’t playing ball, with blanket rain forecast during the filming week. </span></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400">Good friend of</span><i><span style="font-weight: 400"> BikeRadar</span></i><span style="font-weight: 400"> and videographer for the shoot, Tom Wragg, came to the rescue, however, suggesting a lesser-known route in the Peak District called The Lord of the Loops. </span></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400">This brutal 105km route starts and finishes in Fairholmes in the Peak District and packs in over 4,000m of climbing.  </span></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400">Safe to say, it would be a big challenge for both of our full-time excuse-makers. </span></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400">More info on the route can be found on </span><a href="https://www.v-publishing.co.uk/books/mountain-biking/peak-district-mountain-biking/"><span style="font-weight: 400">the Dark Peaks trail guide, as produced by V-Publishing</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400"> </span></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400">Thanks also go to Simon Bowns of </span><a href="http://www.18bikes.co.uk/"><span style="font-weight: 400">18Bikes</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400"> for his help with the route as well as </span><a href="http://peakdistrictmtb.org/"><span style="font-weight: 400">Peak District MTB</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400">, </span><a href="http://www.ridesheffield.org.uk/"><span style="font-weight: 400">Ride Sheffield</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400"> and </span><a href="https://twitter.com/KoftheP"><span style="font-weight: 400">Keeper of the Peak</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400">. </span></p>
<h2><em>Be sure to also watch our original video from earlier this year</em></h2>
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