Lincolnshire mountain biking
Having been unfortunate enough to have lived in Lincoln for 4 years I feel your pain.
There’s a small bike park up in Market Rasen if you’re into jumps/north shore.
We used to have to drive over to Wharncliffe/Greno to get a proper ride in on anything resembling a hill.Posted 5 months ago
Distinct possibility the family and I will be moving up to Cranwell.
Is the area as flat as it looks for mountain biking? Ok, where we are now is not exactly the Alps, but I at least have Swinley 10 minutes away and off road stuff to pootle around from my door step. Any options within 45 mins drive, I presume westwards?
I take it house prices are a notch or ten down from Sunningdale too 😯Posted 5 months agoscudMember
There are woods and bits about. I moved to North Norfolk about 4 years ago and there is a surprising number of mountain bikers about, plus i also bought a fat bike and took to exploring and bivvying up on the coast which is beautiful (but i did also buy a road bike) so look at as an opportunity to buy N+2!Posted 5 months agoandehMember
After living here for 3 years, I’d advise don’t move here if you can help it.
Market Rasen “bikepark” is about 15 mins away from me, which is the closest thing to proper mtb that doesn’t involve an hour and a half drive. Runs are about 30s but the whole place has been flattened for felling at the moment.
People say there is riding in the wolds but I’ve yet to find anything. I did a 28mile loop recently and it was the least remarkable 28 bike miles of my life. Like farm tracks? We got ’em!
On the plus side though everyone’s a racist and the average speed on the roads is about 36mph, so at least you’ll always have something to moan about.Posted 5 months agomonkeychildMember
I lived in Ruskington for almost 5 years. I bought a road bike. If you don’t mind farm tracks etc a CX bike is perfect round there.Posted 5 months ago
There are some great quiet lanes but also some absolutely honking roads too.
The wolds are fine in the dry, when it’s wet you are better off bog snorkeling.
Sherwood pines is fun, but the Peak District is a better place to head for.
Enjoy Quaker life!!!andehMember
In terms of singletrack, Pines is actually pretty decent. Trouble is it’s not a place to go if you’re not feeling fit, to get the best out of the place you need to be gunning it the whole way round, as there’s no gradient to propel you along.
The “DH track” is just more singletrack at the opposite end of the woods to the car park. If nothing else it provides the entertainment of witnessing guys with full faces, armour and DH bikes slog around the red route to shred the gnar on 500yrds of gentle slope.Posted 5 months agoIdleJonSubscriber
In terms of singletrack, Pines is actually pretty decent.
I’ve ridden it, full gas, and it was ok.
But..I had a meeting nearby last week and knew I was driving right past SP to my hotel. It’s not good enough for me to be bothered loading a bike into the car. I probably would have enjoyed it more on my broken 120mm HT.Posted 5 months ago
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