Any West Ridgeway locals on here

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  • Any West Ridgeway locals on here
  • Planning on riding to Bath tomorrow. Ridgeway from Cholsey to Avebury then just Kennt and Avon to Bath.
    Obviously it’s been dry as a bone for weeks, but would yesterday’s/today’s rain be enough to make a significant difference to conditions?
    In winter/spring it’s an absolute pig, but think most of the west section is generally pretty hard packed these days so should be ok.
    Any opinions from regular users?
    cheers
    Jim

    faustus
    Member

    Don’t live near Avebury, but have ridden a fair bit of it recently and it’s been dry and dusty. Not really been enough rain lately to make much difference, maybe a couple of puddles but i wouldn’t worry.

    cheers – i was thinking more about the clay, where just a little but of rain on hard packed clay can make it a slidey mess.
    From memory though, a lot of that half of the ridgeway is gravel?

    Premier Icon johnny
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    Not been out on that part of the Ridgeway today, but the Chilterns end is fine, and if it’s OK here then that means it’s usually fine!

    Thanks both – i’m just being overcautious knowing it’s going to be an 80mile day!

    Premier Icon DavidB
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    Was up on it last night near Avebury. It is bone dry. Hardly had any real rain of consequence

    faustus
    Member

    I’d be more worried about extendable dog leads on the K&A if I were you 🙂

    Raining steadily at this end, guess i’ll find out one way or another tomorrow morning.
    Expecting the K&A to be a frustratingly slow with other users, but hopefully fewer dog walkers on a friday afternoon…
    cheers

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