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  • TandemJeremy
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    There are bits of the Pentlands -(my local riding) best avoided when wet and I do tend to avoid some places at weekends that I know get very busy

    grumm
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    The south of england. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    coffeeking
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    I tend to avoid the peaks too. Never figured out why, just dont seem the “natural choice” despite being arguably closer than north wales.

    Premier Icon nickc
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    The south of england.

    You’d be missing out then.

    No, not really. I go where I want, when I want to.

    simonfbarnes
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    Trail centres

    Premier Icon ton
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    Trail centres

    fibber fibber
    whinlatter??????????????????

    grumm
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    You’d be missing out then.

    Well, I live very near the Lakes and Yorkshire Dales, and approx 2-3 hours from Scottish Borders/Wales, and 4-5 hours from the South of England. Is it really worth me making a special trip to ride there?

    simonfbarnes
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    fibber fibber whinlatter??????????????????

    Ah. You found me out ๐Ÿ™ Well, in my defence I went under duress, but I have to admit I enjoyed it :o)

    sootyandjim
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    Lincolnshire.

    Premier Icon BigDummy
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    simonfbarnes
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    Is it really worth me making a special trip to ride there?

    yes, if you like lots of tiny hills ๐Ÿ™‚

    BruceWee
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    Ben Nevis

    aP
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    Southall, Stockwell and that crazy one way system coming out of Epsom as its quite, quite crazy.

    Filthy
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    Eston hills unless the kids are at school to avoid getting shot with air rifles.

    …and anywhere flat.

    jonb
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    Would probably stay away from trail centres over bank holidays and busy weekends, more a chance to some natural riding with less chance of people.

    Still riding a busy trail centre can be fun as long as your just there to relax rather than ride. Great to chat to people etc.

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    I avoid my local bit of the new forest for at least half the year

    It’s just too muddy (not for me – I’m not THAT much of a nancy, but does a lot of damage to ride there and the whole forest is near enough cheeky so I try not to make obvious hub-deep gouges in it). That said, most of the “damage” here is due to loads of passing horses/cows and it gets churned into a nearly unrideable mess (so, yeh, I am a nancy after all)

    Premier Icon firestarter
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    halton moor and gipton ๐Ÿ˜‰

    WTF
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    Glentress.

    ozzybmx
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    Im going to start steering clear of a few of the parks here , to much erosion , very rocky …. and my last frame collected a few sweet dings to the BB and down tube .

    WTF
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    Oh and Carron Valley.

    firestarter – Member

    halton moor and gipton [;-)]

    lol

    Premier Icon Pook
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    was tempted to avoid riding the canal path last night at 8pm, but then i thought, “sod it, I’ll be going 15mph, anyone tries to stop me will struggle”

    didn’t see another soul

    Premier Icon ton
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    anyone, and where for what reason.
    i do not tend to ride the peak district.
    it is far too busy on a weekend with walkers amd large groups of riders….

    aphex_2k
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    RudeBoy
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    Canning Town.

    I’d avoid it full stop, let alone riding a bike.

    Oxboy
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    St Matthews Leicester, A guy rode through there on his way to work and because he was the ‘wrong’ colour black the Somalians stabbed him and hit him so hard in the eye it blinded him. God knows what would happen to my pasty white ass.

    aviemoron
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    Well I do avoid certain local trails that I know suffer in the wet, but loads of other f*ckers don’t. Grrrrrrrrrrr.

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    anywhere it takes longer to drive to than the actual riding time when you get there

    avdave2
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    South Downs Way on a sunny weekend in the summer.

    Is it really worth me making a special trip to ride there?

    yes, if you like lots of tiny hills

    u is dissin da sarf but u av neva bin.
    d-mo = d-mo-lishun=RAD

    Premier Icon lowey
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    I;m with you Ton for some reason. I have ridden quite a bit in the peak, but always when someone else has been leading. I never think of it as 1st choice despite living 40mins away.

    Odd really.

    fu_manchu
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    Tend to avoid the Caravan Park in my local woods, Pikeys have a big go at you there, does the count? ๐Ÿ™‚

    Junkyard
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    pavements and what Rocket dog said

    Premier Icon cuckoo
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    Local cheeky trails on busy weekends (too many anti-cyclist walkers!).

    Also tend to avoid the busier parts of the peak on Sunday’s (too many people walking dogs/pushing prams across the entire trail width).

    Trails susceptible to bogginess after rainy periods (too heavy a toll on drivetrain).

    Also anywhere in built up areas/on busy roads if i can help it.

    Premier Icon el_boufador
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    Yorkshire Dales. I’ve ridden there a few times and never really got on with it. It’s quite quaint & the scenery is lovely, but the rides never seem to have enough rocky technical stuff in them. I’ve pretty much given up on them and I go to Calderdale or the Peaks instead (can’t understand why anyone would avoid the peaks – go mid week or early/late if crowds bother you!)

    I also avoid local trails in the winter due to muddiness.

    white peak

    always either catch the train upto sheffield and ride the peaks or stay i south derbyshire

    Nico
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    Bristol, and the Guildford by-pass.

    Got to say the Peak, and i live 5 mins away! I think i have done it to death, and find it a bit of a chore now, too many walkers and large groups. Still go sometimes though…

    MrSmith
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    south downs.
    can’t see the point going there when the north downs are better.

    Malvern Hills at weekends. Too many crap comments (shoud’nt be allowed & wheres your bell) & gruff faces of the ramblers.
    Weekdays OK, different breed of rambler. They smile, talk & generally far friendlier than the weekend brigade.

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