how far do you travel to ride at weekends?
Got choices of out the door local, various xc routes about, or off road ride to Surrey Hills about 1.5hr away, ride to Tunnel Hill at 45mins and that area give access to Swinley.
Or, drive to these places and other MoD spots, 15 to 30mins.
Beyond, will do a few hours to Wales and stuff.Posted 3 years agomechanisedSubscriber
I try to make sure that I ride for at least as long as it takes to get there and back driving, makes me feel like I’m making up for the distance traveled. As living in Manchester there’s not much out the back door.
Good thing is there’s some good riding in most directions if you travel an hour or so to get there.Posted 3 years ago_tom_Member
Most of my riding is at Woburn which is a 40 minute drive each way if theres no traffic. I can rarely be arsed to drive much further any more as I do enough driving for work – hence why my roadie gets way more use now. I’ll occasionally do a big day or weekend away somewhere nice though. Most decent places are 1.5-2hrs each way (I’m in east midlands). Love riding the long mynd, fod and wales but I only normally do them in the summer as I cba driving all the way to ride in the pissing rain.Posted 3 years agoMoreCashThanDashSubscriber
Surrounded by bridleways, towpaths, Sustrans paths and the occassional cheeky bit. None of it rad or gnar, but I can go out the door, ride 20 miles with only 2-3 on roads.
Which suits my useless riding skills and pressured time frame fairly well.
But the kids like Sherwood Pines and Hicks Lodge, so I guess technically the answer is just under an hour….Posted 3 years agocolournoiseSubscriber
Can (since I moved last week) ride some nice wooded singletrack pretty much from my front door now. Pretty flat round here though, so the group I ride with does a monthly trip away to ride. Happy to do 2-3 hours each way. That gets us anywhere from the Peaks, through both ends of Wales, to the Dales.Posted 3 years agoquantockspaulMember
From the door for me too. Every minute faffing putting kit in the van and driving is a minute of ridding gone. It’s 7 miles to the hills but warms me up nicely and gets time and miles on the legs. I’ve also livened it up loads now by finding bridle ways and lanes all over the place to get to where I want – they’re also quieter too.Posted 3 years ago
At most for leisure rides I drive 45 mins to exmoor, or up to 3hrs for xc racing or marathon events – but that’s only when I’ve got a day pass.hairyscarySubscriber
At the weekend I usually drive the 20 minutes it takes to get to the local hill, a couple of hours for a day ride and any longer I’ll make a weekend of it. I don’t ride from my door as the closest trails are 4 and 10 miles away, 4 miles is ok but I’d get very bored of the same trail and 10 miles….sod that.Posted 3 years ago
I don’t find driving to ride a hassle at all, but my bike does live in my car and I don’t care about getting it dirty inside.
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