Where have you been cycling this weekend? (& pics?)
Had the choice of driving north, west or south to go riding on saturday. Looked at the forecast, went south to Swaledale. Bit windy, but a good route choice avoiding the headwind in the valley mostly, then up Gunnerside Gill and back over Great Pinseat.
First decent ride on the 27.5+ Codeine, and its brilliant.
Posted 12 months agoroverpigSubscriber
Err, where is that? The tracks look quite bizarre.
It’s Meikle Balloch near Keith, although the picture is rather deceptive. They’ve dressed some of the paths (quite recently I’d guess) with stones, but while this extends quite a way down the path to the right in that picture it only covers a very short distance near the summit on the other two paths.
It’s not a particularly large area and I can imagine that it might get a bit busy in summer, but I can see why it is popular. There is a nice gentle climb then a choice of three descents with a nice mix of surfaces; boggy, loose, smooth and really quite rooty in places.Posted 12 months agonedrapierSubscriber
I tried out a route home I’d not done before. part of the London to Brighton off road route, then west through Hascombe, avoiding as much road as possible. Second half was new to me, scoped out on the map.
I shan’t be doing that again any time soon! Loads of this (this is downhill) plus a headwind. Took my 5 hours to do 35 miles. And I got chucked off hard onto my back. Still sore. I’d say it’s one to forget, but it’s more one to remember carefully!
Posted 12 months ago
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