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  • ^ that's pretty good.

  • I'm thinking about doing Farnham - Winchester this weekend. @mk1mark did you end up doing Winchester - Reading on a cross bike? How was it if so?

    I appreciate there's been a lot of rain in the past few weeks, so this may just be mud.

  • My copy of the print KAW guide arrived yesterday morning. It looks good - nice photos and route descriptions, with lots of interesting things to see on and near the route noted. The ring-bound A5 format will fit nicely in a bar bag or map case.

    The maps in the guide are Landrangers reduced to 90% size; with the gloss paper and digital printing they're unavoidably a bit murkier than a real OS map, but they're perfectly readable. For £14+p&p (£2 off for CUK members) I reckon the guide's a bargain - you'd have to buy 7 Landrangers to cover the route.

    Really tempted by this, though probably next year sometime; might have to get something a little more rough-stuffy than my existing tourer, mind.

  • how long from order to delivery? (Says 10 working days on their website)

  • Ordered Friday, arrived Tuesday. Dunno if I got lucky with the delivery dates - the website said they were sending out orders in batches due to Covid, but that might be an older message?

  • cool. i've ordered just now so will see

  • Does it turn right after those trees?

  • Arrived today. One less excuse not to do it soon :)

  • no, straight on, over that bigger hill. and there's two gates you have to stop at on the way up. and cows everywhere. and I did it at about 7am before finding somewhere for breakfast.

    but oddly right now I'd do anything to be riding it today. memories of trips like the king alfred way go a long way to making winter in the city bearable

  • Is that hill the one near malborou?

  • views at the top are good and decent is a banger. but yeh its horrible.

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  • possibly, but I really can't remember

  • Good old Keith Macknelly. He's uploaded a load of trail shots from this to google maps. Gives you a pretty good insight into the terrain

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  • I didn't make it out in the end, sadly.

  • memories of trips like the king alfred way go a long way to making winter in the city bearable

    Couldn't agree with you more.

  • Me and my partner did Farnham - Petersfield - Winchester this weekend with a night in a premier inn (fancy). 60km each day with lots of stops was perfect. That section is very doable on 38c if you're confident descending. Only a maybe 1km climb just before the Devil's Punchbowl had us pushing bikes.

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  • I got lucky doing devil's bowl clockwise :) what a fast decent

  • Haha on 28s? I don't envy that.

    I'm back working in Angel - pm me your number and we can go for a (outside) beer!

  • got myself something more suitable than 28 ahah

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King Alfred Way

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