Any lincs based riders in here?
Now living in the most mountainous county of all England 😆 I know local riding is limited. Where around the region do people go? I am limited on time at the 'mo so upto an hours drive is preferable. I have seen the belvoir loop and have heard the north wolds are meant to be jolly good to so where is recommended?Posted 8 years agoAnthonyMember
If you have a look on the bicycle mania website they organise events and you can download some of their routes that take you over the Wolds.
A lot of the riding can get a bit sluggish in the wet due to the farmland type paths. Oh, and it's really quite hilly in the Wolds!
If your aware of the Belvoir routes, have you seen the Viking challenge?Posted 8 years agotopangariderMember
In Lincoln myself. Not really found a great deal of stuff to be honest. I normally end up going over to Sherwood Pines or the peaks on the weekend.
Hopefully looking to set up either a club (new or affiliated to a roadie one) or just organised rides/car sharing in those locations soon – will keep progress posted.Posted 8 years ago
Where does your loop go? or is it hush hush lol. Hopefully my ss will be battle ready again by the weekend. Thing is I haven't ridden in a month due to the birth of my son so my next ride will be err interesting 😆 When I finally go back to work next week, my commute on my fixie is going to be even more fun 😆Posted 8 years agoZoneMember
Sherwood Pines, was a fantastic natural trail area… All it needs now is for them to put a roof on it… for them to completely **** it up.
Thieves wood… fast single track loops.
Doncaster has good stuff….. near the quarry and viaduct,
Peaks of course. the main playground!
Strawberry hill near Mansfield… fast sandy… good singletrack.
Viking challenge ends up as a mudfest most years.But can be great fun!
You could try the Tanyas challenge in the spring… that starts from Southwell… The black route is a fast, hard pack and high average speed and catches a lot of hardened riders out… Organised by a lovely lady called Anna… she started the whole Viking challenge thing.
The wolds is a bit hard to navigate.. but some good climbs.. hard work.
Wharncliffe woods… Sheffield! not for the faint hearted… play area for the likes of Steve Peat, Will longdon etc etc
Cannock chase… basically Sherwood pines… but with hills… more fun.Lots of dog shit though!
Belvior castle… can be surprising… bad weather can spoil it .Posted 8 years agoTooTallMember
There are a couple of wee loops around the Stamford / Wittering area marked on mapmyride.com – not that challenging but nice and interesting. The area around Old Sulehay and what was RAF Kings Cliffe has plenty to see – including the odd memorial at the last place Glen Miller and his Band played a public performance!Posted 8 years agomomoSubscriber
It's not hush hush, but then it's not very exciting. Out of my front door, drop through the quarry at the bottom of my road, quite a few bits of singletrack in there to play on, out of the quarry and down to sustrans route 1, which runs right next to my office, out along there and then back along the road back to the quarry, works out at about 12ish miles, but can be extended quite easily (although only really on road), but like I say, it gets the legs spinning!Posted 8 years agostumpy01Member
daim…..is it?! I've only been there for a walk around, but it seems quite small. Can you make a decent loop out of it?
Would be very interested to hear.
too tall – I will have a look at mapmyride for those routes you mention.
On the road I normally do a few miles around Deeping/Northborough/Glinton to add some distance, then Stamford on the main road & back via Barnack/Bainton etc. or I go to Bourne/Rhyall/Stamford & back.Posted 8 years agobobloMember
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On the road I normally do a few miles around Deeping/Northborough/Glinton to add some distance, then Stamford on the main road & back via Barnack/Bainton etc. or I go to Bourne/Rhyall/Stamford & back.
I bet we've seen you bombing around. That's our stomping ground. Big red tandem, wave next time you see us 🙂Posted 8 years ago
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