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2x10
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where now?

Postby 2x10 » Fri Dec 28, 2012 18:44 pm

Suggestions please for a trip for my (adult) son and I. Both keen if not terribly good mountain bikers. our usual haunts are the surrey hills/swinley forest. Our recent trips have been Hadrians wall, 3days camping and the south downs way 2 1/2 days camping. Looking for something of similar standard and planning to camp again, taking everything on the bikes. I know there must be a million great rides so any suggestions gratefully considered.

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Re: where now?

Postby Cat With No Tail » Fri Dec 28, 2012 18:51 pm

Does it have to be touring?

If not, my vote goes to Glentress.

Stay at glentress forest lodges, you can either hire a wigwam, or just take the tent and camp.

There is so much to do at Glentress for all abilities you'll be fine. A big group of us off here went earlier in the year and it was brilliant.

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Re: where now?

Postby 2x10 » Fri Dec 28, 2012 21:18 pm

That sounds interesting, ill look into it, Thanks

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Re: where now?

Postby downhillbike » Sun Dec 30, 2012 22:57 pm

fort william or you could travel around the north with laggan, learnie, moray monster as they are all close together and would make a good trip

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Re: where now?

Postby 2x10 » Tue Jan 01, 2013 15:07 pm

I was wondering about fort William, Liked this months voodoo article about it

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Re: where now?

Postby neil_sheehan2000 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 13:37 pm

I really agree with the Glentress suggestion, as there's several day's worth of fun to be had if you've never been there before (you can even drive 15 minutes down the road and go to Innerleithen).

However, if you're looking for a big tour, then Mountain Bike Routes UK suggest some interesting looking ones (http://www.mbruk.co.uk/). I've been looking at doing the Scotland Trail for a while now, but haven't quite built up the cojones for it...

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Re: where now?

Postby 2x10 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 09:55 am

Im recovering from a MTB induced dislocated shoulder at present so plenty of time to plan. Perhaps that should read ' a falling off an MTB induced....


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