- Liverpool – Leeds Canal, whats it like?
I did a Liverpool Leeds charity ride last weekend. Saw no mud, the grassy bits (15 miles round Silsden) were damp and so increased resistance. Bell is essential – there are 235 bridges on the route which you can’t see round.Posted 4 years ago
Watch out for the side canals, we missed a junction and had to retrace when we came to a dead end. Foulridge tunnel is the only deviation and is well signpostedJohnClimberSubscriber
davethebadger – Member
I did Maghull to apply bridge today. Its all ok no problems at all
Same here I rode from before Maghull to Wigan then up to Chorley Wednesday and back again yesterday this week, it was very dry but it has many shallow rutted sections along this route, plus the weekend will see many fishing competitions going on all the way to Leeds.
I wish your newbies all the best and pack some SudocremPosted 4 years agomuddydwarfSubscriber
Well, we did it.
LOTS of punctures including a complete tyre disintigration resulting in a delivery of an emergency replacement.
Tougher than i thought it would be, especially as we were all on various forms of rigid commuter/hybrid types. The fields from foulridge to the far side of Skipton really took it out of us and the lad who’s organised it had a sense of humour failure along that stretch, bike thrown into the bushes etc!
Moved very slowly at some points as the newbies s started to flag, came in at 11:36pm after rolling for 19.5hrs.
Very proud of them all, especially the organiser who only bought a bike in Feb after not riding since childhood.
Many thanks to Rusty Spanner and his lovely wife for meeting us before foulridge and providing us with cake and encouragement.Posted 4 years ago
We have some very sore people here now. I don’t feel that bad although my wrists and neck are stiff.
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