Riders take a fall on Peak test

Members of the St Ives Cycling Club took a day off from their regular Sunday club ride in favour of a day of trail riding in the Peak District. Ten members met at Hope to tackle a technical route – one which involves climbing and descending rocky tracks

Members of the St Ives Cycling Club took a day off from their regular Sunday club ride in favour of a day of trail riding in the Peak District.

Ten members met at Hope to tackle a 'technical' route - one which involves climbing and descending rocky tracks, bouncing off stones and dropping down steps of up to two feet in height.

As expected, the tough test saw a few riders thrown from their cycles, the most spectacular example of which saw Leo Falkner come a cropper when traversing an innocuous-looking patch of mud.

Fortunately Falkner landed in a patch of soft heather with nothing more bruised than his pride as the riders emerged from their trials relatively unscathed.