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  • Route advice for tomorrow
  • transporter13
    Free Member

    Right.. Firstly apologies if this seems lazy but hear me out.

    Looking for somewhere to ride within a 2+1/2 drive of kettering tomorrow.
    I will be with a mate and 2 of my kids (11+10) and none of us have ever done anything natural ie peaks etc before as weve predominatly rode dh in the past.
    Weve done llandegla and cannock trail centres but Im posting this up in the hope that someone could point us in the direction of a starter route suitable for the less fit and younger person hopefully in the peaks etc.

    Any advice is welcome..as is criticism ūüėČ

    Thanks in advance

    Esme
    Full Member

    There’s some nice easy stuff around Bakewell. Is that close enough? I’ll have a look for a route.

    transporter13
    Free Member

    Yeah.. Thats cool bud travelling is no issue as long as the route isnt to physically hard but worthwhile

    ebennett
    Full Member

    I can only speak for the dark peak, but it‚Äôs limited in terms of starter routes ‚Äď most things involve a slog up a hill that‚Äôs steeper than most parts of a trail centre.

    whisky711
    Free Member

    Rode near Bakewell today, pretty boggy in places, take mudguards and a change of clothes!

    Esme
    Full Member

    Bakewell Circuit is a good route. But I suggest you shorten it and miss out the little loop (1-5).

    Also I prefer the main loop in the opposite direction (clockwise). Just follow the tarmac road up the hill from Bakewell, until you join the trail emerging from the woods.

    If you PM me with your email address, I’ll send you an OS map.

    whisky711
    Free Member

    Have you thought about Hicks Lodge?

    Hicks Lodge

    transporter13
    Free Member

    Esme that looks spot on from looking at the distance and elevation gain‚Ķ Even I can do that ūüėÄ

    Email is in profile as far as I know

    Whisky… Thanks bud but id like to get into the peaks if at all possible.

    Ebennet.. As long as I can do the climbs then its all good

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