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pedalslug 01 May 14:28  

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Hi all new here casual road tourer bu hope I can contribute somewhere here , not that experienced but enthusiastic . Hi !

marco51 02 May 00:20  

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Hi Pedalslug

Have been watching the site off and on but just got the courage to right something, i was wondering how you actually get the routes of the site and try them.
Im planning to try the Altricham to Great Budworth route if i can get it off the site it only has a map and can't see the whole thing when i zoom in its probably me not understanding the site.

will right a revue when done.

MarkO


pedalslug 02 May 09:36  

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Hi I have zoomed in on the map and printed the short sections of the route so village names are legible
1) zoom in until you are happy with the section of route
2) print from IE ( top right )
3) break the route down into sections that you can follow it will probably be 15 miles ( approx ) sections
4) if it is special ( a one off ) laminate the sections in a laminator to use cycling
5) i dont think there is a written description
good luck
would recommend for a return route for yourself make your way to the A49 AT WARRINGTON FROM A559 . The A559 is not the safest route but it is o.k. i like Gt. Budworh one of the best villages in the Cheshire and church .


pedalslug 02 May 09:39  

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Forgot to mention at Stockton Heath ( SOUTH OF WARRINGTON ) you can pick up the trans pennine at the Manchester ship canal .


skudupnorth 07 May 11:29  

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Welcome,i'm not too far from you down the East lancs at Astley near Tyldesley.


mattk 07 May 15:00  

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Hi Pedalslug and Marco51

Welcome to the forum! I too am relatively new to the forum... I've only recently got back into cycling when I bought a new bike last year. I was really interested in cycling around 14 years ago until my bike was stolen from my shed. But glad to be back and enjoying keeping fit too!

My Latest Route: Feb 2010 National Cycle Network 15 NCN

MattyDeez 08 May 15:17  

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Hi everyone!

My names Matthew, you can call me Matty or Matt, not bothered which.

I'm 18, love to cycle when it's a nice day, hate it when it's blowing a gale like today. ;[ Damn the jet stream!

I currently own a Giant Yukon FX2 and have been cycling properly for about a year now, i used to cycle to school and around town to places, since i left school it gets majorly boring when you can't find a job, so i took up cycling to alleviate that and i've just found my perfect hobby!

Although, i haven't got a car and i'm stuck to south shields areas, i've been everywhere within a 30 mile radius, but coming to this site and had a look at a few routes i've found some that i haven't done or didn't think was possible!

I'm set to do a coast to coast event in June, 12-14th.

So, i'm just going to get some good practice in for it, i am fit for it but i need to find some good mileage routes, furthest i've been is about 30 miles, this was from South Shields through the pedestrian tunnel, all the way along a part of the hadrians cycleway to you get to the tyne bridges, across the redheugh bridge then down gateshead/felling/hebburn/jarrow and back home!

It would be good to talk to some people and get to know if there's any rides that are longer then 30 miles in my area!

Thanks for everyone that read this, it's mighty long!


mattk 08 May 15:34  

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Hi Matt,

My names Matthew too (or Matt) but I was ere first! Ha Ha Lol :)

Sounds like your hooked to cycling! Thats great - good fun and it's good for you too! Unfortunately not from your area but I'm sure there must be a few on here that are... Good luck with the C2C event in June! Let us know how you're doing with the training and of course how the event goes too.

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MattyDeez 08 May 15:50  

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Huh.

How did my topic get into this post?

I made a new topic in the bike shed introducing myself. O_o




happy 08 May 16:07  

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Hi MattyDeez,

Welcome to the forum, we try and keep certain topics that are related to the most relevant thread. This prevents a 100 threads saying the same thing.

Happy

My Latest Route: Oct 2010 Livingston to Ayr Avoiding A71

MattyDeez 08 May 16:15  

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"Post your first message here. Let us know who you are and what sort of cycling you enjoy... "

Kind of defeats the object of that forum.

Oh well, it's your way of moderating can't stop you from doing it.






zimmy 11 May 17:16  

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Hello all. Rob here from Swansea. Not sure if I'v said Hello before here but..

Good to be here


Cycling Dude 12 May 19:27  

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Yo people Happy Cycling!

My Latest Route: Jun 2009 Silkworth and Herrington Circular

roseycheeks 22 May 15:07  

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And it's Hello from me! but my name is not Matt in fact it's Pamela and I'm 47. Just joined today and am trying to get some tips on my new hobby.
I have not bought cycling shoes yet and have no experience of them. Can anyone tell me what their opinion of them is and what I should concider when buying them. Regards Pamela


mattk 22 May 15:31  

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Hi Pamela,

welcome to the forum! I'm reasonably new to cycling too, what type of shoes are you thinking of buying? SPDs with pedals? In October I invested in a pair of Shimano SPDs and some rather snazzy Cranks Brothers Eggbeater pedals, but just can't seem to get used to them... If you look on the Cycling Injuries thread, you'll notice I've had a few accidents, which could have been avoided without SPDs. I guess it's a learning curve - albeit a painful one!

Saying that though previous to SPDs I had specialized's standard pedals with cages and my trainers kept getting caught up in them, so swings and roundabouts I guess...

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zimmy 22 May 16:23  

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Hi to Pam

Welcome

Rob


roseycheeks 25 May 11:27  

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Hi Mattk, I just looked at some of the cycle routes you posted. I think I'm going to try Perth to Arbroath coz my mum lives there and she can administer lots of TLC when I (If I) get there. Have you ever done that road? I thought I would go From Perth to Bridge of Earn - Abernethy- Newburgh - Dundee. After that I'm a bit stuck. Any help Gratefully received. Thanks Pam


aitch54 13 Jun 08:51  

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hi Pam welcome,hi Rob i'm from Chepstow


dave1979 03 Jul 18:29  

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hi all my name's Dave new to this site.
Enjoyed cycling for many years, but getting back in to it after finding out i have rheumatoid arthritis.


pitcherthis 11 May 19:27  

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Hi, new here- took up cycling again three years ago after I gave up smoking and drinking. Thought it's be a great way to lose weight and get fit- it was!

Then, having an addictive personality, I got hooked on cycling, to the point that I am now a fully accredited instructor who teaches schoolkids to ride safely on the roads.

Bought a new bike, a Felt QX-70, a month ago, which I'm really pleased with & I found this site yesterday whilst looking for a route from Winchester to Southampton.

Anyway, got reading & thought I'd join!

So, hi again & look forward to spending some time in these here parts.


TREACLE 13 May 22:29  

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Hi Everyone

My names Lisa and i have just got in to cycling i had a gt aggressor a few months ago to get me started ive been advised to get spd peddles and cycle shoes i would like to get the 50/50 ones so when i go on short journeys i dont have to keep changing shoes, im totally new to this and haven't a clue where to start id be so great full of any help and advice

Thanks


Magnitude 13 May 23:43  

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Hi Lisa spdpedals.co.uk is a good website that explains about these pedals and also gives you some links to the best prices for a couple of differant pedals.

http://www.bikeradar.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=15012352
Has some good info from a lot of people so it may be worth having a read through.

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dudley 14 May 07:42  

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they do make a real difference, in my opinion, but if you are off to the shops a lot, or nipping round the corner to play on the swings, the shoes are a pain.

Have you considered toe straps instead?

they will give you some (not all) of the benefit of a fixed shoe, but with your normal shoes.

Probably only about a fiver too.

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TREACLE 16 May 18:10  

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Thanks for your help guys much appreciated

Lisa


soren 19 Jun 09:36  

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I bought my first set of SPD's about 2 mths ago. A friend said they will take about 2-3 weeks before I fully appreciate them, how right he was, I hated them ay first and thought I had wasted £75 (shoes,cleats and pedals), but now I love them and if you go up plenty of hills they are a must.
I have fell off once, luckily I was stationary.
Pamila,go on girl, you know you want to, you wont regret it.


ethanlee 14 Feb 09:10  

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Hello everyone,
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i love cycling with my friends.i did participate in many cycle race like in Sydney,south wales,new york.


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