- 5172ft of climbing in a ride!!
I also love this ride. The descents off Blacksail, Styhead and Warnscale are excellent. Miss out the road climb on Honister by pushing up the footpath at the bottom and I think there might be a permissive Bridleway. I can’t get all the way up the quarry zigzags though, Warnscale has some real techy bits on it he most annoying bit though are the unrideable chicken heads after Styhead just when you think it is all downhill.Posted 4 years agoalpinMember
i don’t think you can really compare riding in the surrey hills with riding in mountains.
i’m from essex. used to appreciate what i had, but it doesn’t come near living with mountains on the door step. as njee, i didn’t see the point when i saw people pushing their bikes back up when you could take another route and ride up. but here, getting to the good bits can involve some carrying, but that makes it part of the fun. by doing so you reach the really good bits!
as someone said, think of it as being in the hills/hillwalking but with your bike. 🙂
there are so many fantastic trails locally to where i am now that cannot be reached without a bit of shouldering. i never had that problem in essex.Posted 4 years agoglasgowdanMember
I don’t get this obsession with staying arse on saddle in a do or die fashion. To access many of the best steep big downhill descents you need to push sections. You are still out a big bike ride getting as fit as you like. Why avoid some mega tech lines just because you can’t cycle up to them? It’s all good fun!
2 weeks ago we did 5000ft over 21 miles at innerleithen and that included some pushing but also some amazing downhills 🙂Posted 4 years agonjee20Subscriber
We’re all different I guess, I don’t want to go for a walk with a bike, I don’t like walking, I want to go for a bike ride. I also don’t enjoy really technical descents. As I said though, I can see the appeal, particularly in the Lakes etc where the views must be rather good.Posted 4 years agodamascusMember
I can only manage to cycle to the half way house on snowdon. I then carry/push my bike to the top. I do it every year and its the best 20 mins downhill run of the year (for me)
Sometimes a bit of hiker bike with your mates is a good laugh and different to your normal slog.Posted 4 years ago
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