Somewhere to ride our bikes ?

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  1. Tom A

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    Managed to wangle another week off work from 7th May.
    Love cycling but prefer cycle paths rather than roads.
    Looking for somewhere to go. Like the look of Lyndon Top at Rutland for a few days and then perhaps down into Norfolk but not done either.
    Anyone got ideas where's good for our bikes ?
    Thanks in advance.
     
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    Although I can't answer you specific query I recently bought this book



    to keep in the van (and it's in the van and the rain is such that I do not want to go outside). We've done a couple of the rides, one on Wales and one on Cheshire, and enjoyed them.

    I bought a used copy :) I'm a skinflint.

     
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    Lyndon Top is a good call. The cycle path around Rutland Water is about 23 miles and pretty flat.

    If that's a bit far for you then there are lots of shorter rides you can do. There are plenty of good pubs to discover as well (y)
     
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    Any chance of another link to the book you bought? Can't seem to see it.
     
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    Here

    Cos I've just learnt how to do it. Hope it works!!!
     
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    Lots of good cycle trails in Peak District Derbyshire. Mostly old rail tracks so very gentle inclines, nothing too strenuous !
     
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    Or check out the council and tourist board websites for where you are going. Some have maps and so on :)

    I like old railway line rides.
     
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    Yep, that's it. I don't know why my links have stopped working. They still work when I click on them - <scratches head in puzzlement>
     
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    You could do worse than the Wirral Way cycle path, check in at the Wirral Country Park CC site, immediately opposite the site entrance and literally across the road is a gateway that puts you straight on the cycle path, turn right and it will take you to Chester and left to West Kirby, Hoylake then on to New Brighton with loads of other destinations in between, you may even bump, I mean meet Chris Boardman cycling along there.(y)
     
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    How'd you do dat ?
    My Amazonian links just disappear
     
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    Isn't there a North Wales Coast cycle track now?

    The most picturesque cycle track I've been on is the Mawddach Trail between Barmouth and Dolgellau. It's only a day trip though.
     
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    Copy a link. Then type, for example "Here" and highlight it. Then click on the symbol above, top line, that looks like a paperclip. 7th from left. Paste link in box for URL and then click insert.

    Thats how I do it on a tablet.
     
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    Done that trip and it is lovely. Doesn't take that long and the crossing over Barmouth Bridge is fun. We did Barmouth to Dolgellau, had a cuppa and cake and then back. Bright sunshine in Barmouth, cold and raining in Dolgellau :) The bike racks in Dolgellau are near tourist information and not obvious. Barmouth station has cycle lockers but some are used for storing full bin bags :(
     
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    Using club sites at Sandringham , enjoyable scenic cycling and quite flat.
     
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    I've also bought a copy. £2.81 off ebay and what a cracking book.
    Didn't know we had so many cycle tracks nearby.
    Thanks for the heads up.
     
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