Would you/do you live somewhere with rubbish riding?
I actually live in a decent MTB area, Swinley forest, chicksands, aston hill, tunnel hill, woburn all within a 40mile drive 😀 and my local trails are pretty beast aswell.
Though, saying that. I’d still rather live somewhere with alot more hills. I.e peak district or close to one of the major bike parks in wales.
But then again, you either have the option to move to a place that has the best darn biking in the UK and kick back and enjoy your NEW DSL internet connection. Or you live in a area that has great biking spots within 20-40 miles! This is one of the hardest things to decide on!Posted 4 years agoheckler73Member
rubbish riding, nope, im 40 mins from aviemore, hour from golspie, hour n bit from nice west coast routes, 5 mins from beach for kayaking,road rides in any direction, biggest reason I stay here, did Southampton, brighton and hastings years ago, had to leave , I missed the trees trails and greenery too much halved my earnings and lost promotion opportunities but id rather the lifestyle than the bank balance, best thing I did was go south , realised grass no greener but no regrets comin back to Scotland…………Posted 4 years ago
Just moved to Hebden Bridge – having quality riding available from the door was definitely a fairly big plus point. It’s great to be able to nip out from the house for half an hour and get in a couple of fun techy descents. I know it’s sacrilege but I also enjoy walking a lot round here as well.
Used to live in Lancaster which was good for driving proximity to the Lakes/Dales but no decent riding locally. Don’t think I’d want to live somewhere that had no decent riding from the door or even a short car journey away. London? Pfffft…..Posted 4 years agoCapt. KronosSubscriber
bob_summer… there is pretty much nothing on the doorstep in Ulverston. A few cheeky bits and bobs, but even that is limited in my view. A 10-15 minute drive opens up a lot more cracking stuff, but that adds to the hassle factor (I am lacking in time and fitness to spend the hour+ riding out to a trail and the same back!)
I was spoiled in Stirling with some absolutely superb riding on the doorstep. Hopefully we will get to move somewhere better in the next few years, but getting closer into the Lakes costs way more than I can see us finding short of inheritance/lottery wins/providing deviant favours for money…..Posted 4 years ago
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