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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:41 pm 
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Has anyone on here extensively travelled the UK for riding spots and found one that was better than the rest?

I live in Surrey and have ridden around Leith/Pitch hill a lot and like it there, but can't help but feel it's a little tame/small compared to what else is to offer around the UK.

I've heard that Cwmcarn is excellent and also the Lake District?

Where would you choose to live, just to have awesome trails on your doorstep?


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:44 pm 
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Location: The Royal Society of Insobriety
Hebden Bridge/Todmorden. Great riding, lovely Northern locals, good value property, great riding. Alas, very few job opportunites for most.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:47 pm 
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Happy where i am, been riding local trails for 20+ years and still find new places that keep my interests going 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:47 pm 
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Isle of Wight Then Surrey


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:52 pm 
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Location: The FoD.
TheFod 8)

Where else is better :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:05 am 
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Location: In trubble'fsumthin r'uther....North Warwickshire
north wales/lakes/scotland i would say for the uk......i have slung a leg over a bike in canada though, and was somewhat spoiled to do it all in short sleeves over there...... :roll:


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:28 am 
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Location: The land of Lea & Perrins
Mid Wales gets my vote... I used to live there and had the Elan Valley on my doorstep, as well as the Epynt Range near Builth Wells, not to mention the Brecon Beacons just a few miles away. Hundreds and hundreds of miles of natural trails and all within a maximum of 30 minutes away either by bike or car.

Anyone who's done the CRC/Merida Enduros in Builth will know how good some of the trails are ;)

Wish I still lived there :oops:


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:30 am 
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I reckon city wise Sheffield is hard to beat- half of its in the Peak District!


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:29 pm 
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Happy enough in Skipton as we have loads of great local riding + Wales/Scotland/Lakes etc are not too far away and can be done in a day 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:51 pm 
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I have to agree with Brocklanders being only 7 miles from him :D but if I had the money etc I would love to live in the Lakes :D


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