Recommendation for trail centre near A1
I’m going to a hen do in Brighton this weekend and am driving down from Newcastle.
I’m thinking of taking my bike and stopping off somewhere on Sunday on the way back for a couple of hours in the sunshine (hopefully!). Does anyone have a recommendation for a trail centre that’s not too far out of my way?Posted 4 years agotommyhineSubscriber
the a1 isn’t to good for trail centre’s I’m afraid. If you’re going around the west side of the m25 which you probably aren’t then Swinley is close (10 minutes away) from that.
The trouble with the a1 is most of it goes through the flatlands of lincolnshire etc.Posted 4 years agoLegomanMember
Google maps directs me round the west of London/M25 – is this right?
That’s the way I’d go. If you go east you’ll have to use the Dartford crossing – always a bottleneck.Posted 4 years ago
Also if you’re travelling today M25 is closed J23-25 (23 is the A1 junction) & likely to stay shut all day. I’d come off the A1 at St Albans and cut across to J21a on the A414ir_banditoSubscriber
If its got to be a trail centre, then how about Dalby Forest? Adds 50 miles or so onto the journey. Sherwood Pines is easy to get to too.
If not a trail centre, you could head off at Chesterfield and get into the Peak District, or divert to Pately Bridge for the classic Nidderdale loop, or a bit further north to get to Richmond and Reeth.Posted 4 years ago
Thanks for all the suggestions (especially the ones for avoiding the traffic on Friday night).
I ended up doing a very hungover lap of Sherwood Pines this afternoon and it was fun despite the lack of elevation. Just what I needed after a weekend of girly activities and cava.Posted 4 years ago
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