Leeds Bike Plan Help
Hi All, I was going to go up to Leeds and do the mary townley loop on the 29th of december. What do people think of this? I am preety fit, think i’ll go clockwise from todmorden or hebdon bridge. What map is best?
But my girlfriend is also keen to give biking a wee try and we thoguht about hurstwood resevoir’s blue run which i think is easy to get to from leeds on the burnley train (please tell me if i’m wrong)
The thing with this though is we’d need to hire her a bike to take over there. Can anyone around that area suggest a easy place to hire an mtb for an aftrernoon, in easy distance of the train line?Posted 5 years ago
Lots of train accessible riding in either Benji Haworth’s or Nick Dutton Taylor’s guidebooks.
Both Hebden Bridge or Saltaire would be good places to start where you could link a number of shorter routes together to get a day’s pedalling in. Both places are also nicely scenic with good cafes.
Not sure about bike hire but Blazing Saddles in Hebden or All Terrain Cycles in Saltaire would be the ones to ask.Posted 5 years ago
It sounds like your girlfriend hasn’t done much biking. It might be a good idea to show her some festive kindness and keep things mellow. Biking from Saltaire is then probably the better option as the hills are generally not as steep or technical and the locals are nicer 😉
Saltaire is one stop on the train from Leeds.
I’d be happy to show you round if I’m about when you visit.Posted 5 years ago
the idea wasn’t to bring my girlfriend on the MT Loop, but do it myself. Esme if that is still what you meant, I would say I am very fit and capable rider, but will not be on trails i know at all and it will be the middle of winter so I am hesitating. What do you suggest?Posted 5 years ago
Very many thanks to everyone!EsmeSubscriber
Tom, you haven’t given us any indication of where or what you normally ride, so I’ve no idea whether your planned ride is sensible – or even possible.
Some sections are pretty isolated, some poorly signed, some rather boggy. Plenty of riders feel pleased to complete it in two days (and horse riders take three).
Why not start up a new thread for a ride from Hebden Bridge, and invite some locals to show you around? The natives are very friendly round there, and love showing visitors their favourite routes 😉Posted 5 years ago
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