Cycling to granny's

by Dave Atkinson   October 28, 2010  

This is one of my major goals for next year: cycling from Bath to my parents' house in Suffolk. Should be about 200 miles i reckon, so a challenging ride, never ridden that far before. Probably going to do it overnight too rather than trying (and failing) to do it in a day.

anyway i know the bit in south suffolk and i'm good as far as swindon but in between there's a huge swathe of the country that'll be completely new to me. i've knocked up what i think is a sensible looking route (attached) but if you live in that bit and you've got suggestions, i'd love to hear them!

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the route thus far...

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7379 posts]
28th October 2010 - 21:26

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LOL I've always wanted to cycle to parents in Stamford (Lincs) from my place in Bristol.

190-ish miles and in one day.

Go for it Dave, would be a good article in the prep, duration and after thoughts.

I like my bike but it needs a hidden 25cc motor Smile

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posted by Fish_n_Chips [325 posts]
29th October 2010 - 14:00

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Hmmm attachment not opening for me, but if you're coming Chipping Norton way, there's tea and cake waiting for you Big Grin

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posted by Simon_MacMichael [8103 posts]
29th October 2010 - 15:54

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chippo might be a bit far north, it's far enough already Smile

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7379 posts]
29th October 2010 - 16:50

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You'll enjoy it.
Alas it's not even 40 metres to my Mums house and no I don't live with her LOL

Ged

posted by chippenhamged [7 posts]
29th October 2010 - 17:17

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Heh what's in that attachment? I opened it got a load of code, then it crashed my browser Wink

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posted by Tony Farrelly [4142 posts]
29th October 2010 - 17:54

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heh. you'll need to save it and then open it in bikehike or whatever, it's a GPX file

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7379 posts]
29th October 2010 - 17:57

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