Advice from southerners please

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  1. Sue

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    Being married to a Yorkshire man who truly believes he lives in Gods own country, I am trying to uproot him from his native soil to explore the delights 'down south' .
    Can anyone suggest the best places to go 'down there'......I would particularly like to explore on the EAST side, but hubby is convinced that it's all flat , and so no good for hardened cyclists, used to a very hilly terrain ( we have to take his road bike...not cross country)
    Any suggestions ( keep it clean please!) gratefully received so that I can start planning.
    Thank you
     
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  2. Zigisla

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    New Forest. Flat, but cross country in most areas for your bike. Mind out for the free roaming Ponies though.

    Want hills.. Cornwall
     
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    New Forest, Forest of Dean, Cotswolds, Devon, Cornwall, Dorset, East Sussex, West Sussex, Kent, Suffolk, Norfolk Broads . . . the list of amazing places is endless :)
     
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    He is! -------------- but convince him he need to see how right he is?

    Have a look at this North Devon corner base around Ilfracombe - Barnstaple - lovely area --- and loads of hills.

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    France?(y):)
     
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    Sounds a bit like my aunt ,born and died in the Melsonby in Yorkshire never went even into Richmond .never saw the rest of our beautiful island...sad really ..
     
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    Chesterfield, Edwinstowe, possibly Gainsborough.
    Any further south will cause problems.
    And, Oh, by the way. He DOES live in Gods County!!!
     
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    Caravan club camp site "Black Knowle" on the outskirts of Brockenhurst or any of the New Forest Forestry Commission camp sites - great cycling & walking with some good pubs!!
     
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    Scilly Isles, Channel Islands, I.O.W.
     
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    What problems? Am I missing something?
     
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    That must be the bit of Great Britain that god had put to one side ,while the South basks in the glory of being heaven ..got to be just look at th weather you have ,surely if it was gods own country it would be sunny ,warm and CHEAP.!!!!!..lol xx
     
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    Cheap??? You've never been to Barnsley market!
     
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    No but I have been to York.....!!!!!!
     
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    That's expensive! In comparison, but far nicer ;)
     
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    Parts of the east are anything but flat despite the reputation, albeit not as bumpy as Yorkshire. The Tour of Britain came here last year plus various other races. http://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/s...rt_and_finish_at_ipswich_waterfront_1_4486605 is due to happen this summer.

    Area's of particular interest are Constable country, parts of North Norfolk as well as the major places of Ipswich, Norwich and Colchester none of which could be described as flat!
     
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    If you head north west to Glasgow then take the high road and he will see gods country for real ,the glens and the highlands are the tops in this island ,there are many beautiful areas in the UK ,sorry to break the bad news but Scotland is numero uno:)(y)

    I'm not biased honest:D
     
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    Problem is the midges???...but agree beautiful country.
     
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    Forget it love
    Nowt south

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    Don't forget Surrey. He can join the other pitb's, sorry cyclists, riding the 2012 olympic course.

    Horsley CCC site placed nicely for hitting the Surrey Hills, also close to the station if you want to go shopping in central London.
     
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