stoney, truely stunning.
Best TOWNS to live in as a MTBer?
Beautiful pics from Keswick. And so different to what we do in Surrey that a side by side comparison is pointless. Apples and oranges.
It's where I live. No it's not, it's where I live. No it's not, it's somewhere I went on holiday once etc. ad nauseum
And so different to what we do in Surrey that a side by side comparison is pointless. Apples and oranges.........
It sure is, not that i
ve ever rode my bike arround Surrey, but weve had visitors come out with us and they are wipped after 10 miles of our terrain, saying that
s like doing 25 miles where were from!
Awesome road and off road on your doorstep, plenty a decent bike shops, plenty of transport links to rides further afield (e.g. Cwm Carn), great bike club in Caerphilly and a damn cool city with everything you could ever need...
Downsides? "it's in Wales" is not acceptable
Ludlow! It has to be, it was the only town featured on Britains best Towns (BBC), last summer, thats got amazing riding in the town perimeter!
If you can't have Marple then its going to have to be Chapel en le Frith or New Mills. One has a townhall, town band and town end the other has a new town. So enough townieness to qualify as a town to live in as a mtb'er.
Love to visit Ludlow, looked a nice place on that programme, bit of a foodie destination too.
If you've not ridden in the Surrey Hills or North Downs I I think you'lll surprised how good it actually is, technically and how much green space there is.
Come for the spring festival, its a celebration of local ale, and sausages. Better than the main september food festival in my opinion.
Make a nice weekend away, Ill even show ya the best trails
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For cycling, Milton Keynes.
Traffic free cycleways everywhere in the town so you can get anywhere you want safely.
Tons of singletrack on your doorstep at Woburn.
Toppest bikeshop at Phil Corley's.
Great racing and roadie scene too.
You did say best for cycling, not architectural beauty, didn't you...
Never let it be said that I would not stand up for my home town and Woburn is cool but MK is never up there with the best MTB towns to live. And I reckon I'd sooner visit cycleking than Corleys...bloody rip off merchant.
Perhaps as a roadie but not MTBer.
If I had to choose somewhere else = Ambleside or ?
Keswick, Sedbergh or Aviemore.
Oh, and Guildford is a town. Mind you, St Asaph is to become a city, so where's the sense in any of it...
Pick any town on the North Downs between Reigate and Guildford - it's all there on your doorstep, and you can get a job good enough to be able to afford to buy some kit. Lots of other places that are good tend to involve putting your bike on a car first for the ten mile drive to the trail head, or have little by way of employment prospects. It's OK picking somewhere in Wales, but if you first have to drive 20 mioles through some admittedly stunning mountains, it's all a bit of a faff. Surrey has its' faults but it's not this popular a place to live for no reason.
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