Cotswolds-Chilterns link / London escape, 'all-road'

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jameso
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Cotswolds-Chilterns link / London escape, 'all-road'

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A try-out of gpsies as much as anything. http://www.gpsies.com/map.do?fileId=yaqdltpymfxfxqwe

A 100 miler linking the Chilterns and the Cotswolds, ideal for a CX bike as it takes out the MTB-like bits of the Ridgeway at the Chiltern end and replaces with easy bridleways and quiet roads, also a couple of nice dirt road sections towards Swindon. Ignore the blip at Chesham. Train station near each end. Nice way out of London area towards Wales, FOD etc as the start is 30mins on the main line out of Euston.
DoctorRad
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Re: Cotswolds-Chilterns link / London escape, 'all-road'

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jameso wrote:...ideal for a CX bike as it takes out the MTB-like bits of the Ridgeway at the Chiltern end and replaces with easy bridleways and quiet roads, also a couple of nice dirt road sections towards Swindon.
Exactly the sort of insight this board was invented for! I find it easier to edit on BikeHike then upload to GPSies for posterity.

EDIT: What's it like in reverse, as I'd likely be going West to East to visit a friend in Chorleywood?
jameso
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Nice route either way, I tend to use variants of it over a weekend when visiting family or friends around Stroud. Out sat, back sun. Often a different route on road to save time on way back but I do like the full route on a summer evening, finishing late.
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Adapted into Bristol-Chorleywood for when I have the time and legs to visit my friend over there... many thanks!
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