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Need help planning my sponsored cycle around the cheshire ring

biddlyboobaa 08 Apr 10:55  

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Hi everyone, Im planning on doing a sponsored cycle around the cheshire ring, to rase money for a trip to japan with scouts, however, i need some help planning the route. my main issue is where i would sleep at night, beacuse i obviously wont be able to do it all in one day. I was planning on camping, but i dont where any campsites are or anything like that, and what the prices of using the campsite would be. also, I need to find a route plan for the ride. If you could help me on either of these topics, I would be extremely grateful.
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Cheshire is quite a big area so there's plenty places to cycle. You could even venture a little bit into Merseyside at points as there would be plenty of places to stay nearer the bigger towns. Sometimes B&Bs or Youth Hostels can be just as cheap as camping though.

I think your best bet would be to find a route first, something thats a good distance and keeps you away from main roads as on long cycles it can drain your concentration always having to watch out for cars.

Here is the Cheshire Cycle Routes Page

See if any of them look fun, you can use the distance on the right hand side to gauge how long it is.

After you've found a route, just search google for the TOWNNAME + campsites, or B&Bs.

Good luck though, let us know how you get on.

My Latest Route: Oct 2010 Livingston to Ayr Avoiding A71

mattk 08 Apr 12:49  

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Hi, like happy says check out the Cheshire section and maybe start your route from a pre-tested route so that you have a start and end point. Have a look at Cheshire Day Out - its a 30 odd mile route. It'd be good to know what route you plan and how you get on...

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biddlyboobaa 08 Apr 19:47  

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Oh right, my route, the cheshire rineg, is the network of canals that span cheshire, its about 97 miles in total, so I was lookin about 3 days to complete it =D



mattk 08 Apr 19:55  

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That sounds good, I can't say I've heard of that canal network... if you have time it'd be great to see it plotted on this site. You should be able to find b+b's and campsites on google?

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biddlyboobaa 10 Apr 18:45  

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not sure what you mean by plotted, i was planning on uploading the route once i'd completed it, not sure how to do that though =P heres a link which tells you aout the canal system :http://www.manchester2002-uk.com/maps/canalss-map.html

that will tell you everything about it, also, how do i go about loooking for a campsites and stuff on google? should i just search for them in specific areas etc?



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Yeah, sorry by plotting I meant uploading for all to see... cheers for the canal network link - live near cheshire so may give that a go sometime!

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mattk 10 Apr 19:10  

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oh yeah... with google - I'd work out how many miles you're likely to do each day (use cycle route to map these out) and find an area nearby, on google maps you can search for businesses in/around certain areas so use this to find your campsites/b+b's...

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biddlyboobaa 10 Apr 21:11  

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thnx for 7making it clear, iv got more of an idea what im doing now =D
tnx very much


biddlyboobaa 11 Jun 17:05  

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ok guys, ive now completed my ride, it was really ace and i'd recomend it to anyone who fancys giving it a go!


allen 12 Jun 13:13  

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lOOKING TO CYCLE THE CHESHIRE RING IN JULY AND AM TRYING TO FIND SOME CAMP SITES ALONG THE WAY, DO YOU MANAGE TO FIND ANY ALONG YOUR WAY.


darrendonald 19 Aug 16:59  

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I'm thinking about doing this myself but would want to do it in 1 day. How many hours did it take you in total and is it fairly straight forward to keep on the right track?


RedAndy60 08 May 12:36  

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A Team of 4 people at my works canoed the 97 mile course in under 24 hours.
They do it each year.
The cycle toe path is better in some areas than others. I reckon doing it comfortably in 3 days or 2 days at a push.
I intend to do it but want time to see the area I go through - have a few beers etc.


Swizz 04 Sep 10:47  

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Hi,

I'm interested in doing this ride also with my eldest Daughter.

Can you share with us what accommodation you used on the trip?

Cheers,

Ian...


woodleytrav 28 Sep 17:45  

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Hello
Im am also looking at biking the cheshire ring, im planning it now though won't be doing it till may 2017
Does anyone know of somewhere to stay for the night? a pub would be great lol we hope to complete the ride in two days also what would anyone suggest, clockwise or anti clockwise round?? thank you for your time



Daz9100 02 Jan 13:05  

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Obviously it depends where you start and how long you're cycling each day but I stayed at the The Queens Head Hotel in Congleton in September, nice spacious B&B rooms and good food in the pub. Right next to the canal too.
That day I'd started from Manchester and travelled along the Ashton, Peak Forest and Macclesfield canals, 36 miles in just over 4 hours.