What to do/where to go this Summer?

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What to do/where to go this Summer?

Postby Mr Arbuckle » Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:45 am

I work at a School so can only get end of july to end of august off in the summer- looking for somewhere to go in the UK for a week where I can pretty much ride and camp and ride and camp without having to navigate too much or keep lifting bike over styles, fences or hedges etc. was looking at the HT550 but as I live in Reading its a bit of a trek, anywhere else for this sort of week long adventure? am quite happy covering 80-100 miles per dau comfortably. any ideas people? any routes youv'e done that gpx files can be donated? Cheers :-bd
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Re: What to do/where to go this Summer?

Postby whitestone » Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:50 am

The Cambrian Trail? https://cambriantrail.wordpress.com/

There's a few "official" ITTs on here - http://selfsupporteduk.net/
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Re: What to do/where to go this Summer?

Postby Mr Arbuckle » Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:04 pm

whitestone wrote:The Cambrian Trail? https://cambriantrail.wordpress.com/

There's a few "official" ITTs on here - http://selfsupporteduk.net/

Ah thanks, I used to live 2 miles out of Laandudno in Rhos on Sea, been meaning to get back up there at some point. I could train to llandudno junction fairly easily so may look into this,
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Re: What to do/where to go this Summer?

Postby Bearbonesnorm » Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:06 pm

Does 520km round the quieter parts of Wales sound appealing?
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Re: What to do/where to go this Summer?

Postby ianfitz » Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:25 pm

Bearbonesnorm wrote:Does 520km round the quieter parts of Wales sound appealing?



It does to me :-bd
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Re: What to do/where to go this Summer?

Postby Bearbonesnorm » Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:45 pm

It does to me :-bd

Watch this space Ian. I'll see what alterations Steve suggests and hopefully have an official unveiling in the not too distant.
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Re: What to do/where to go this Summer?

Postby Fat tyre kicker » Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:57 pm

Looking forward to seeing which the quieter parts are :smile:
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Re: What to do/where to go this Summer?

Postby Bearbonesnorm » Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:03 pm

Looking forward to seeing which the quieter parts are

Generally anywhere south of Betws and north of Brecon :wink:
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Re: What to do/where to go this Summer?

Postby Fat tyre kicker » Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:51 pm

My favourite area then..... :-bd
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Re: What to do/where to go this Summer?

Postby htrider » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:57 pm

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
It does to me :-bd

Watch this space Ian. I'll see what alterations Steve suggests and hopefully have an official unveiling in the not too distant.

+1
To the OP, if you make it to Scotland the Cairngorms and Eastern Mounth provide some fabulous riding with better weather and 10% less midges than the west coast....
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Re: What to do/where to go this Summer?

Postby Mr Arbuckle » Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:32 am

It's the 9-10 hour train journey that's putting me off Scotland ATM. Wales is a bit nearer. Can't you bring the highlands a bit closer to us down south please :-bd
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Re: What to do/where to go this Summer?

Postby whitestone » Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:37 am

Mr Arbuckle wrote:It's the 9-10 hour train journey that's putting me off Scotland ATM. Wales is a bit nearer. Can't you bring the highlands a bit closer to us down south please :-bd


That'd ruin them :lol:
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Re: What to do/where to go this Summer?

Postby Mr Arbuckle » Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:12 am

You're probably right! I can't understand people's ignorance with fly tipping round here, really gets my goat!! Hedges full of car tyres and old fridges and mattresses dumped in the countryside. :sad:
Maybe I will make the journey, will have to watch a few more vids for inspiration and motivation.
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Re: What to do/where to go this Summer?

Postby Gari » Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:27 am

Get the sleeper if you are closeish to London. Pretty cheap if you book well in advance. And you sleep through the dull bit of the journey.
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Re: What to do/where to go this Summer?

Postby Onegripnick » Thu May 11, 2017 5:31 pm

Hello
I have time booked off in August and had planned on doing the Capital trail, I recently heard that the mild weather had prompted a midge apocalypse due up in bonny Scotland. Call this a weak excuse but it has made me rethink my plan. I might be up for the tip to toe ride in Wales. I will check in as often as possible to stay in the loop. In the meantime I'm near Exeter and plan on doing day rides and overnighters as often as possible. Drop me a line if any of you have similar plans. I'm happy to tell long and short stories of my adventures on the Munda bidi and recently the Baja Divide if anyone is keen on planning those bigger adventures.
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