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Last of the summer bikepacking excursions.
This will link a combination of the Icknield Way, Peddars Way, and fun bridleways around there.
Usual vibe, this one you can do on a cross bike I'm sure. Date is firm.
(pic below of the Peddars Way, nicked off the internet)
Here is the rough route. I will post a detailed one in due course.
We will get train to Newmarket (1h30, via Cambridge).
Ride Icknield Way, to Thetford.
Ride Peddars Way, to Swaffham or thereabouts.
Ride bridleways to Kings Lynn, where I know a good chippie.
Train back to London from Kings Lynn.
I expect each day to be around 60km of easy riding. Almost pancake flat. Singlespeed welcome.
Cross bikes, hybrids even, would be fine. I'll be on a SS rigid MTB.
We will wild camp somewhere half way along. Make a fire and some food and have a nice evening.
Plentiful resupply points along the way for everyone.
If you have been camping once before, you have enough experience to come along.
Join us for a fun ride :)
Last post for now. Thanks to whoever took this pic on the Peaks ride.
Would love to see @amey @Cloak/Dagger @cgg @Howard @giofox @ThePeginator @BareNecessities @spotter ++ anyone else!
I think already in are @yakut and @Thrasher - holler below if you're down
Def interested let me check the dates
Sadly I can't make it that weekend -((
Ha, not available that weekend :(
Thanks for the heads up!
I'm out in the Dolomites (hiking this time!)
And I already feel guilty for having missed all of these, thanks for the thought tho
@platypus is that 10am meet in Newmarket or 10am train out from London?
Hopefully new brake lever will arrived and be fitted before then.
Do another one of these further north soon plz!
Probably the former. But if you want to come and will be slightly later, we can wait I’m sure. Or meet you further on.
Liverpool Street, right?
Not sure off the top of my head. I’ll post up the exact trains to buy in this thread in a few days time.
Look like King Cross - Cambridge - Newmarket.
Can share some bike and camping stuff, post or message what you’re after. Hope the weather is dry for some open air sleeping.
Stem bag was donated by Envelope Bagworks, muchas gracias!
ok! sorted trains. please book the attached.
Excellent, hopefully weather remain good enough to sleep with a mesh tent.
Some beta from the "Generic Touring Thread"
Route will go up later today.
Please add your name to this list if you are confirmed coming.
@spotter @Thrasher ++ others?
I lurk on these threads aggressively but I can't :'(
Sadly not yet, but hopefully getting involved with next year's :-)
Weather looking decent, possibly a little rain Saturday evening, and some Sunday afternoon. Maaaaybe at night according to Windy. (Windy, Met Office)
Sleeping out then. And taking a rain jacket. Stoked
In. On an early train down from Derby so will meet you at Newmarket.
Here's the route. Please download to your GPS devices if you have one.
To answer the inevitable question, I guess we'll be wild camping close to the 58k mark.
Resupplies in Thetford (42k) and Swaffham (82k).
I have a strong preference for cooking and eating food ourselves, outside, on these trips. It's more fun.
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31 August 2019
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