- Wakefield Wheel…………anyone done it?
Got a link, and where’s a good place to park up and start? Preferably with somewhere to get a bacon butty to set us off and tea and cake to come back to.Posted 4 years ago
My gym buddy is getting into riding and we took the train to York last week, riding back to Doncaster on the Transpennine. Would be good to do a similar distance this week instead of a gym session. Weather looks decent for Monday and Tuesday if I can rearrange a couple of fiddly jobs I’m meant to be doing.
you can start at the pugneys country park off denby dale road.Posted 4 years ago
nice café, hot roast beef butties and home baked scones today……. 8)
dragged the good lady round a very nice and enjoyable 45 mile circuit of wakefield today.Posted 4 years ago
the route is fantastic on mainly traffic free paths and bw’s, and I think was devised by the wakefield cycling forum, who are all volunteers.
2 nice café stops on route……….fantastic day out on the bike.
do it if you get a chance.
That could be handy!I’m going to be staying just outside Wakefield in a week or so for work and was going to chuck my bike in the car and do a quick night ride instead of getting pissed at the hotel bar. I’d seen some sections on Strava at Newmillerdam so was going to use that as a start point.Posted 4 years ago
Done the wheel a few times as it passes my house, When i first started riding it was the first Decent route i did so i tend to do it every now and then to see if I’m improving 🙂
A good place to start is Anglers Country Park Nr Crofton decent safe free parking, toilets , Cafe and i think the map is 50p or a quid might be worth it first time if your like me and miss signs 😆 Failing that Pugneys as already mentioned.Posted 4 years ago
n0rt0n – Member
Tomfun, I ride my local loop round wakey most Tuesdays usually about 18m, taking in New Miller. Drop us a line if you fancy it
Don’t suppose your on Endo or Strava so i can hve a nosey at your routes? Im in Ossett and always trying to find new local places 🙂
Think i clocked 34 mile last time i did the wheel although its probably a bit shorter now as it misses the road section out between newmiller and wintersettPosted 4 years agoir_banditoSubscriber
I grew up in Wakefield: my folks lived just down the road from Sandal Castle and I could see Pugneys from my bedroom window. Bit different these days to what it was then. Had my first mtb experience (24 years ago) riding down the side of the field between the castle and pugneys, followed by riding down the moat at the castle, then venturing out to Newmillerdam and Walton woods.
Sorry. None of this is relevant, just got the rose-tinted glasses on. 🙂Posted 4 years ago
Thanks n0rt0n, my stop over next week is wed & Thursday night so won’t be able to make it. I’m back up north in November & December both for a Tuesday night so I’ll take you up on your offer then if I can. Drop me an email to ed DOT pollock at g mail dot com. CheersPosted 4 years agon0rt0nMember
Dannybee, I have logged my Long loop on endo, (it’s a nice loop because it’s easy to vary between approx 18 miles, up to 20 ish or down to about 15 with a couple of easy route adjustments) I hope you don’t take offence but I will log it again next time i’m out, Hopefully Thursday so that I can anonymise it a bit more. If you put your email up I will send a link through Once i’v done itPosted 4 years ago
n0rt0n – Member
Dannybee, I have logged my Long loop on endo, (it’s a nice loop because it’s easy to vary between approx 18 miles, up to 20 ish or down to about 15 with a couple of easy route adjustments) I hope you don’t take offence but I will log it again next time i’m out, Hopefully Thursday so that I can anonymise it a bit more. If you put your email up I will send a link through Once i’v done it
That is fine thanks a lot i have some decent local routes but i ride local mostly so always trying to vary the routes. My email is dannybrear @ gmail.com , no spaces 🙂Posted 4 years ago
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