Parking for Cannock night riding
near Marquis Dr, Cannock WS12
Try that. Marquis Drive. Usually gets a few people driving past so chances of your car getting broken into should be less than the one at the bottom of the monkey or the one at Tackeroo.
From there you can join the dog and head onto the Tackeroo or bomb down to the monkey the other way. This thread will now automatically turn into a debate about parking charges. 😀Posted 3 months agomatt007Member
I finished up a loop of ambergate and black rocks by going up black rocks in the gloom and coming down in pitch darkness on Saturday, on my lonesome. Slightly spooky!
Especially since over the summer up there I came across a group of guys stood in the undergrowth jumping up and down and chanting some sort of tribal sounding lyrics…. it was very odd.Posted 3 months ago
When I ride at night it’s normally solo. I don’t do it often, though because I don’t massively enjoy it. I get ‘the fear’ accompanied by light runtime anxiety, so end up riding with my lights on the lowest setting to make sure I’ve definitely got enough juice left, and it makes it less enjoyable.
I ride from home though so at least parking isn’t an issue.Posted 3 months agomarkforrestSubscriber
Ride on the Chase a couple of evenings most weeks, some nights it seems busier than a Saturday afternoon. As others have said, Marquis Drive is probably your best bet for parking. We normally ride to Seven Springs, then either explore or go over to FTD from there. Not sure I’d recommend parking at Seven Springs though.Posted 3 months ago
jekkyl – Member
you all saw that didn’t you guys, you can all park at Prawny’s house for free.
You know, I did think about offering, but there’s no room for parking in my cul de sac unfortunately. Could maybe park by the park at the estate round the corner, but I’d have thought that wouldn’t be much better than Marquis Drive.Posted 3 months ago
Marquis is just the road at night. There is a car park, but it’s not free and it closes at dusk.
I’ve seen deer all over in the dark, I was riding early one morning and I stopped at the end of Snow White to wait for a mate, I heard this weird low growling sound – nearly shat myself – and spun round to see a huuuuuuge here if deer just off the path. Proper scared the crap out of me for a sec.
Also seen them on Rock n rollers and a muntjac near watch out trolls.Posted 3 months ago
Here you go:
While the proper French pronounciation is mahr-kee or mahr-keez, the English pronounciation is mahr-kwiz. In our modern day language, both are essentially correct pronunciations. The form “marquis” is French in origin and pronounced substantially “mar-KEY.” The English form is “marquess” and pronounced “mar-kwiss.”
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