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 Post subject: classics style uk roads
PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 11:21 pm 
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would quite like to hit up some cobbled or gravel or unpaved roads........
or just see some pictures and hear about them.

the only one I've really ridden is swiss hill in alderly.
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Its only short but its super fun to ride :D


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 5:48 am 
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check out the Lincoln GP, finishes at the top of a cobbled climb


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:00 am 
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Don't think they have any racing, but Rye in East Sussex has cobbled climbs too

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:40 pm 
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Porlock on Exemoor :up:

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 2:34 pm 
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most of zone 1 London has a similar finish to the roads in Rye, except it's potholes and badly patched tarmac rather than cobbles!

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:41 pm 
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Gold Hill in Shaftsbury
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Famous for the Hovis advert


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:15 pm 
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Bradford Lane, Nether Alderley, Cheshire. It's a very long time since I last rode this but it's long and rough. I'm going to do it tomorrow now and I'll post a photo or two.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:13 am 
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Location: Near Horgen, Switzerland
Try the Somerset Levels. That has the key elements of Belgo-Dutch racing.

1) Wind - nothing between you and Brazil, so the prevailing SW wind can be strong. Try a hard ride out in bottom gear on the flat, followed by 40mph home.
2) Rain - It' the west of Britain
3) Shite - Plenty of cows, and when they get milked, they walk on the road. Hope your immune system is feeling strong.
4) Poor surfacing - Many roads with grass in the middle of the road and massive undulations where the peat has shrunk
5) Hills - Your choice ranging from absolutely none to some beasts worthy of national hillclimb championships, and some which are nastier.

You don't realise how great it is until you live somewhere like London.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:46 am 
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Guildford high street :|


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:08 pm 
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Geez, the roads around London are some of the sh*ttest roads I've ever ridden on.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:30 pm 
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We are lucky in Britain, we have a superb and endless choice of shite roads to ride on!! :)


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:45 pm 
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ultimobici wrote:
Gold Hill in Shaftsbury
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Haha, grew up there. Used to cycle up it everyday after my summer holiday job - if there were any tourists about they'd lunge for the cameras and you get a clap from the coffee shop at the top!


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Check out - http://www.cobblewobble.co.uk/

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