Words and photos by Toby Richards Video by Thaddeus O'Callaghan
We all headed off from Manchester to Sheffield with a rough plan that one of us drew up the night before with Sheff as the first spot (by rough plan I mean we scribbled on Google Maps for 5 minutes and said “good enough.”)
Touching down in Sheffield we had a little cruise around, hitting Devonshire green and a few spots. We had no plan of where to sleep that night, so we got the gear and headed up to Stanage Edge to find a nice rock to camp under. On Stanage Edge there’s a cave that opens up to a rock balcony called ‘Robin’s Hood Cave’, banger spot for night one. Waking up the next morning to a crazy view was well worth spending a night sleeping in a cave in the pissing rain.
“The morning dog walkers watched as a bunch of 20 something BMXers went skinny dipping at 9am”
Still with no real plan we drove south to Nottingham where we found a little campsite with an actual working shower, which we’d find to be a damn luxury after rolling around on the streets all day. Hit a few spots in Notts, Darby got a banger clip, standard stuff. Time to sleep on the floor again.
On day three, we got a little unlucky with the weather, with a ‘plan’ to make it as far as we could we decided to hit up the undercover spot in Milton Keynes, at this point Gary and Ben drove down from Manchester to meet us and we got a decent little session in there hiding away from the rain. Tad got in touch with his uncle, who owns a pub just South of Bristol. With all pubs closed at this point he let us set up camp in the pub garden. Tad got smashed there and ate a dragonfly, par for the course really.