Why do you live where you live?
Born in Sheffield
Moved to Luton when 4
Moved to Gloucestershire a year or so later
Moved to Ashbourne a year or so after that
Stayed with gran at the hotel she owned at Monsal head for a few months
Moved to Matlock
Moved to Elton (village near Matlock) when about 8
Lived there till I moved in with my g/f, now wife at 23 – bought a house in Darley Dale.
Now 40 and been in our 2nd house in Darley Dale for about 7 years. There are nicer surrounding villages, but it’s handy being on the A6 and most of our mates are here. Saying that, it’s nice enough and we will probably never stray far away.Posted 5 years agonbtMember
born & raised in wiganPosted 5 years ago
Bradford uni (90-94 – when were you there john?)
live in london for a while
moved up to stockport when I met Mrs NBT. Moved to marple about 5 years back: we decided that hazel grove wasn’t the right location and looked all round for the best location, we considered areas as far up as ramsbottom, all down the east side of Manchester and as far across as knutsford. Marple offered us the best balance of village life, access to the countryside and access to work for me_tom_Member
Born here/lived here (Northamptonshire) all my life apart from 3 years of uni and 2 months in Canada. All my mates live round this area and my job’s not really far enough away to justify moving out (plus rent etc would cost more than petrol). I do want to move away from home though, just need to find a good job that pays enough for it!Posted 5 years agostevehSubscriber
Sheffield for me, came here for university 15 years ago in September and have been around ever since. The riding straight from my house is amazing and Sheffield has all the things of a big city but has lots of green spaces and feels more like lots of small villages all together.Posted 5 years agoAlexSubscriber
Born in Sheffield, Poly at Stafford, First job in Blazingsmoke, then all over the south east until moving near Ross three years ago. Good schools, ace riding, nice people but not so great for work. I decided not to let teh last one worry me.
Can’t see us moving now. I commuted in London for three years. Would never go back there.Posted 5 years agoSaxonRiderSubscriber
Cardiff for me.
Moved here for work while I was finishing up my PhD, and fell in love with the place.
I love many places in the UK, so don’t see it as a competition, but Cardiff just ticks all the right boxes so I can’t really see living anywhere else.
For now.Posted 5 years agocoolhandlukeSubscriber
Studied in Leeds
Work all over the UK
Live near Wigan after a bit in Liverpool, then Kent, then St Helen’s.
Live oop norf as I have worked for a few companies up here, apart from the Kent stint.
I have always (it seemed) covered the UK in my roles and Wigan is near a motorway and was relatively near to a company office.
Shame it rais so much round my way though. Always seems cloudy.Posted 5 years agojohn_drummerMember
nbt, I was at uni from 82-84, with a further re-sit in 85. never managed to pass year 2 exams (too busy doing rock ‘n’ roll with TSA to attend lectures).
I stayed in the university area until 1990, when my then g/f (we married in 1999) & I made the move from rented to buying a house – on the other side of town, Laisterdyke/Thornbury.
Do not EVER buy a house without researching the area first. OK it was handy for both our jobs, for me it was walking distance, for her it was on the bus route. 8 long years we lived there. the longest 8 years of our lives.
Anyway, finally we had enough in salaries to buy a second house (and put the first one up for rent, finally sold it 2 years ago), in a nice area with only one immediate set of neighbours, so we moved here in ’98 and we’ve been here ever since. Walking distance for her job, my jobs have since then been in Rotherham, Rossendale, Sheffield (Hillsborough) and Barnsley.Posted 5 years ago
It makes sense to stay here, where we love the village, and only one of us has to commute.
Bonus points for fantastic trails on my doorstep and open countryside just a mile away. The house we have now is plenty big enough for just the two of us, and we’re of an age now where there won’t be any little drummers joining us. Extra bonus points for cheaper council tax than Leeds, just a mile up the hill in Guiseley.TeetosugarsSubscriber
Born in South Africa.
Dad moved us to York aged 5.
Lived there till 16.
Joined the Army.
12 years in various
Shit tips“Choice Locations”
Travelled lots again with work now as a civie.
Ended up in Cheshire as its equidistant between my work in Warrington and the Mrs’s work in Maccelsfield.
Getting itchy feet again now tho’..Posted 5 years agoLimboJimboSubscriber
Born and raised in East Hull, moved to Beverley aged nine. Uni in Coventry followed by stints in Warwick, Rugby and Solihull where I am now. Somewhere along the way way I met (and married) a girl from Rossington so we have our own little Yorkshire oasis here in the West Midlands. Would love to move back Oop North though.Posted 5 years agoniallmbMember
Born in Fife, Brought up in Edinburgh. Went to Salford for uni, insisting that I’d move back to edinburgh as soon as I’d finished uni. Met the now Mrs at uni. She had been born and brought up in the algarve and was not up for moving further North.
Moved to Bradford for a job and then out to Oxenhope because Bradford Sucks. Now living the compromise in Saltaire as Oxenhope was a bit rubbish (although pretty) for my wife who can’t drive.Posted 5 years agocarlosgMember
Born in Leeds , moved to a Leicestershire village with Dads work when I was 1 , moved to another small village a couple of years later(near Doncaster).Posted 5 years ago
Moved back to Leeds aged 7 and been here ever since , It’s a great city with plenty of good riding either from the doorstep or within 1/2 an hours drive.PhilbyMember
Born and bred in Leeds. Uni in Hull and then Lancaster.
Moved to East Hertfordshire – Hoddesdon / Broxbourne – for first job and lived there for 4 years, though didn’t like the place as it was one of the most unsociable places I have ever been.
Moved to Bristol when the firm I was working with opened its new head office there, and been there ever since.Posted 5 years agocolournoiseSubscriber
Born in Peterborough.
Grew up in the Fens.
Moved to Peterborough.
Moved to Birmingham (work).
Moved to Cambridge (uni).
Moved to Barnsley (uni). Where I began mountain biking.
Moved to Coventry (work)
Moved back to Peterborough (work). Been here ever since.
Getting itchy feet at the moment though. Would love to move somewhere closer to ‘proper’ riding, be it trail centres or natural, but as we are both teachers with management responsibilities, finding (and getting) two jobs at the right level in the right area isn’t that straightforward.
slainte ➡ robPosted 5 years ago
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