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Thumb Terry K.
23 August 2012, 12:14
I'd be interested in the .gpx file if you still have it. I have a neice who lives in Penrith so might be able to see her while doing the trip. Regards Terry

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Thumb Mike D.
06 March 2012, 07:44
Thinking about doing Lincoln to Lindisfarne this summer as a fundraiser for Macmillan have roughed out a route which would be just under 300 miles probably in 3 days not sure when yet or who else will do it last year there were3 of us.

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Thumb Geraldine F.
05 March 2012, 22:13
No really Mike, no need, I did a lot of cycling round the Dales in the past and am good at mapreading, so I would be okay. What's your next planned trip?

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Thumb Mike D.
05 March 2012, 18:36
You still have some climbs, main ones are out of the lakes to Penrith, its not really steep, but quite long, second one is over the Pennines, this route follows the Settle - Carlisle railway, so again fairly long, but not really steep, unlike Hartside on the c2c. Other big climb is up on to the Yorkshire Wolds, which is the steepest at 1 in 7 but not very long. Obviously much of the country is naturally undulating, so you get short climbs and downhills. I now have a .gpx file of the route, but cant see how to upload it, maybe you cant upload files here. If your interested I could e-mail it.

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Thumb Geraldine F.
04 March 2012, 21:56
That sounds a great ride! I don't know how you avoided hills though. In my experience anything not a main road inevitably takes to the hills. But I believe you! And if so, something I could do. Geraldine

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Thumb Mike D.
29 February 2012, 20:24
We cycled from St Bees Head to Flamborough Head last summer. The route was almost exactly 200 miles, I dont have a log as I didnt have a device capable of logging last summer. I will try and prepare a gpx file useing my mapping program. The main points of the route were: Used minor roads where ever possible, there was less than 20 miles on main roads. The route kept climbs to a minimum, which meant that anyone with a reasonable level of fitness could complete it.Im 50something and big (OK overweight!) and didnt have any problem with it. We passed through interesting places and nice countryside. The finish at Flamborough head is much more spectacular than the finish of the c2c We completed the ride in 2.5 days as a fund raiser for Macmillan, I will try and postthe routet here in some form.

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