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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 5:32 pm 
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We are looking for some ideas for retrobike rides to fill the calendar between the national rounds and the special events this year, got any sectret routes you want to share? or trails you rode back in the day? then please post them here cheers,


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:45 pm 
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Still keen to work my way through all these:

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Also a few others spring to mind...

- Cross Fell loop
- Gisburn revisit
- Kentmere loop
- Hebden bridge/Todmorden area
- C2C/Coast to Coast
- Gentle railway path pootle with multiple cafe/pub stops


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:26 pm 
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Northern Carneddau loop,
Conwy/Tal y Fan/Llanfairfechan/Conwy.
A bit flippin' hard, but a fab day out.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 7:26 am 
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Skiddaw Loop with a finale on Dodd Wood. Classic route :)


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:51 am 
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Pogo wrote:
A bit flippin' hard, but a fab day out.


Seems to be the theme so far! I'd be interested to get out into North Wales some more, the Clywds* especially as it's a pretty easy run over to them.
http://www.ridetheclwyds.com/rideclwyds/the_routes2.asp




*remember to bring your pack lunch


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:26 am 
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The Clwydians is a great range of hills to ride.
I started biking on them on my Dyna-tech BITD.
Suffered hypothermia on them which wasn't pleasant,
nearly curled up in a ball, wanted to fall asleep, nearly died...

But Conwy as a destination
is probably half an hour further down the road. Tops.
And these hills are way much more fun. Geographically, physically and retroistically! 8)

The Carneddau take a different mindset over the Clwydians, it's a bit more remote and out there, the riding is way better but you need some mountain sense if the conditions go against you. Hypothermia is not an option!


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 7:57 pm 
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allways up for the clwyds
anybody been up and around woodhead ? I have an old route round there I took elpete up there last week 14mls up and around the longdendale valley pretty good riding a bit of everything realy


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:24 pm 
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I've heard Hobson Moor's really good, but only on a Sunday...

Keen to revisit Cut Gate soon too 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:13 am 
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Would love to do the Cross Fell route. Proper epic. Might give it a go the summer.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:37 pm 
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mr_ship wrote:
Would love to do the Cross Fell route. Proper epic. Might give it a go the summer.


Not with that chainring I hope :shock: :lol:


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