Cycling Thread 2.0

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#8285

remember that time you burned me on instagram for doing this.


#8286

The ones I’m eyeing up have 40-42 as the lowest gear which is about the same, I think…


#8287

Tbh I’ve not looked into anything yet. Plane seems loads of effort given we’d need to pack our bikes up. Don’t really mind a slow train.


#8288

Over 13hrs on a train m9. That’s loooooooooooong


#8289

Get the sleeper isn’t it. Probably also break the journey up somehow?


#8290

Good point. But these will all be things to think about.


#8291

If you were planning it, what month would you pick to do it?


#8292

June, preferably the final two weeks, that way you can see the Giro and Le Tour without interruption


#8293

christ


#8294

Is this official then?


#8295

nah, just looking at options. probably though.


#8296

Ah thought you’d booked. As I said shout if you need any ideas.


#8297

it’s only just dawning on me how much organisation this needs… found a train HOME with availability and bike spaces but now getting to penzance looks a bit urgh


#8298

I got driven to Plymouth and the train from there to Penzance still cost a bomb/took forever. Then you need to get to LE, so do you stay the night there and leave LE early the next day, or do something like 60 miles to st austell after arriving in Penzance?

fwiw I rode from Penzance to LE after staying the night in Penzance


#8299

probably get to penzance, cycle to hotel near land’s end and then begin the next day…

think i’ve found a vague route…

le - okehampton
okehampton - bristol
bristol - ludlow
ludlow - (somewhere in between liverpool and manc…)
(wherever) - penrith
penrith - glasgow
glasgow - fort william
fort william - bonar bridge (/kyle of sutherland)
bonar bridge - jog

9 days, ~160km a day. lots of climbing. possible death.


#8300

mr bean


#8301

is it even a real place, mr scotland?


#8302

almost definitely not


#8303

you gonna ride the glasgow - fort william leg with us?


#8304

aye, why not