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  • Moving the route chat to the correct thread (@Alex_B @hippy) this is the WIP route I have drafted. All stuff I have ridden before, except from km 133 to 232, any input is always welcome

    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35522023

  • The company I work for currently do a 7 day Triathlon that includes a 5 day bike leg from Fort William to Windsor. We're looking at introducing an off-road option for 2022 / 2023. I'd be hugely grateful for any advice (local knowledge) / recommendations for gravel routes based on the following itinerary. It will take me a while to piece it all together but any good sections or trails that need including would be good to know.

    Fort William - Glasgow
    Glasgow - Carlisle
    Carlisle - Haydock
    Haydock - Doitwich
    Droitwich - Windsor

    Days 1,2 and 5 should be relatively easy to sort out. Piecing an off-road route from Carlisle to Droitwich looks the trickier part. Note the itinerary is fixed as it will need to sit alongside the main event.

    Cheers in advance

  • It will take me a while to piece it all together but any good sections or trails that need including would be good to know.

    Did you say you are hiring for doing all the recces?

    Fort William - Glasgow

    Badger Divide is good

  • Have you ridden the smoke ring loop? Worth checking out if not - mtb epics on rwgps

  • Planning on going on a 3 day/2 night tour in a couple weeks Leaving from SE London and either arriving back in London via bike or train depending on where the route takes us. Wanted some potential wild swimming and maybe a brewery for some nice fresh ale. Light~ish mileage each day averaging 50 odd miles at a nice relaxed pace. Anyone have any routes or suggestions?

  • Anyone got any tried and tested North Wales routes they'd recommend? [road, not bridleway]

    100-300km.

    Starting from anywhere really - planning a 'fast tour' with a mate in Sept, ideally taking in some of the 'headline' passes like Llanberis or anything interesting like the Marchlyn Mawr Dam ...

  • Oasts and Coasts would make a good 3 day tour - I'd probably stop in or near Rye on day 1,
    Deal / Margate / Whitstable on the North Kent Coast end of Day 2, back in to London day 3.

    Plenty of micropubs once you hit the Kent coast. Not that much before Rye, good cafes in Uckfield. Swimming-wise, obviously the sea but you do cross the River Medway once or twice too.

    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/13274014

  • Wow this look like an absolute corker of a ride, I hadn’t considered the east coast tbh so this looks lush! My plan so far was the downslink to Horsham then along to Chichester, looping up to the new forest with a train back.

  • I've ridden it maybe 5 or 6 times and it's always a joy. Also after Faversham there's not tons of civilisation - you could always jump on a train from either there or Rochester to give yourself more time around the seaside towns.

    You pass several isolated beaches away from the madding crowds (there's a good one at Seasalter, just past the Sportsman pub for a secluded swim), and the stretch at Sandgate has some empty stretches.

    It's not flat - the climb out of Folkestone, and the one in Dover are both challenging, but they're small blips on an otherwise fairly flattish route.

  • Sounds like a really nice ride, if we don’t do it this time it’ll definitely be on the wish list for later in the year! Having never really explored that part of the country it seems like a great route to get familiar.

  • Adding to my spam of the thread, a couple of us had also suggested doing the infamous South Downs Way after this lovely bout of sunny weather it’ll be nice and dry.

    Was wondering if there is any nice routes taking in bridleway and quite roads, leaving from London to Winchester?(I haven’t had a chance to have a look yet)

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