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ste_t
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Nottingham

Postby ste_t » Fri Sep 07, 2012 13:56 pm

Moving to lovely Nottingham next week having spent nearly 5 years in North Wales.

Anyone in the area that can show me the sights? It just seems so flat to me it is a tad depressing!

Weekends are generally a no go due to work, so looking to ride daytimes in the week.

Cheers

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Re: Nottingham

Postby benpinnick » Fri Sep 07, 2012 14:23 pm

Cant show you round, but Sherwood Pines is worth a visit.
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Re: Nottingham

Postby andhr » Sat Sep 08, 2012 21:27 pm

benpinnick wrote:Cant show you round, but Sherwood Pines is worth a visit.


+1 on that, considering how flat the Midlands around that area are, Sherwood Pines is a pretty good circuit. I can sometimes make midweek, though I'm in Spain for two weeks commencing tomorrow...

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Re: Nottingham

Postby Woody80 » Sun Sep 09, 2012 09:09 am

Depends whereabouts in Nottingham you're moving to. I live near Nottingham and either ride at Cannock Chase or go into the Peaks. Both are less than a hour and good riding either way.

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Re: Nottingham

Postby andhr » Sun Sep 09, 2012 20:03 pm

Woody80 wrote:Depends whereabouts in Nottingham you're moving to. I live near Nottingham and either ride at Cannock Chase or go into the Peaks. Both are less than a hour and good riding either way.


Don't suppose you have a good route in the peaks you can recommend?

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Re: Nottingham

Postby Woody80 » Sun Sep 09, 2012 20:38 pm

andhr wrote:
Woody80 wrote:Depends whereabouts in Nottingham you're moving to. I live near Nottingham and either ride at Cannock Chase or go into the Peaks. Both are less than a hour and good riding either way.


Don't suppose you have a good route in the peaks you can recommend?

There's loads! I bought a route book which I normally use:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/190614818X
Usually head up towards Hope and pick up a route from there. Depends what your after but this guide has most stuff from fairly short to epic rides.

The Beast at Hope Cross is worthwhile for a rocky descent.

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Re: Nottingham

Postby ste_t » Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:21 am

Cheers for the info guys. Going to be living in/around the city centre, still in the process of sorting somewhere to live though.

I was hoping there would be more than Sherwood pines, but I'll be back to North Wales every couple of weeks so I'm sure I'll survive.

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Re: Nottingham

Postby andhr » Tue Sep 11, 2012 16:58 pm

Woody80 wrote:
andhr wrote:
Woody80 wrote:Depends whereabouts in Nottingham you're moving to. I live near Nottingham and either ride at Cannock Chase or go into the Peaks. Both are less than a hour and good riding either way.


Don't suppose you have a good route in the peaks you can recommend?

There's loads! I bought a route book which I normally use:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/190614818X
Usually head up towards Hope and pick up a route from there. Depends what your after but this guide has most stuff from fairly short to epic rides.

The Beast at Hope Cross is worthwhile for a rocky descent.



Excellent! I'll have to pick up a copy to find some good places to start!

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Re: Nottingham

Postby Woody80 » Tue Sep 11, 2012 17:06 pm

The magazines often print routes as well. Really good riding in the Peaks, just make sure you take layers as the weather can change pretty quick! I almost got lost at Winhill as the cloud was coming in and the light fading, almost got worried for a moment!

Loops around Ladybower and the surrounding area are good starting points.
Enjoy!

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Re: Nottingham

Postby Woodmonkey » Thu Sep 13, 2012 19:43 pm

Get signed up for the Viking challenge,it's a good route and there will be loads of local riders there, only 4 weeks away now


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