- Strines Road – Open?
Because if IStrines were blocked it would have made getting back from Langsett a massive pain in the backside, whereas the average STW mountain bike ride is about five miles long and mostly spent pushing up hills…
And because roads are cleared by snow-ploughs whereas trails aren’t.
And if anyone’s interested, the high road out of the back of Castleton over to Tideswell is just about passable if you don’t mind a bit of carrying and riding through semi-frozen slush.
Anyway, are you not busy planning a special snow-free, super-flowy, Hora-Pootle? 😉Posted 5 years agojoatSubscriber
@BadlyWiredDog, You didn’t happen to find an Evans tour de france commemorative water bottle on that top road did you? It must have fallen out as I was shouldering the bike. I had to turn around a couple of determined motorists who were trying to get to Castleton, but you would have thought I was trying to convince them the moon was made of cheese.Posted 5 years ago
And wasn’t it ace – no cars, dry road, sunshine. I can’t believe that those two snowdrifts haven’t been cleared. I wonder if it’s something to do with it being right on the Derbyshire/Yorkshire border and no-one taking responsibility. The stuff further south around Tideswell, Peak Forest etc is amusing, proper snow canyon stuff in places and some minor roads still very obviously completely blocked, but had an ace seven hours or so in the sunshine.
The Strines road is very much okay bar a few bits where it’s effectively a singletrack road because of the snow build-up. And the backroad down from Sparrowpit to Chapel is totally open despite the signs saying it’s closed.Posted 5 years ago
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