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London to newcastle

wareware Posts: 4
edited July 2008 in Tour & expedition
Hi all,

I'm planning on cycling from watford to newcastle in september. I'm hopeing that some one can point me in the right direction in terms of planning the route.

My plan was to use the route that my tom tom gives me with the cycle routes setting. I have a feeling that this is proberbly not the best way to plan a route so would be grateful for any advice.

Cheers

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  • vernonlevyvernonlevy Posts: 969
    ware wrote:
    Hi all,

    I'm planning on cycling from watford to newcastle in september. I'm hopeing that some one can point me in the right direction in terms of planning the route.

    My plan was to use the route that my tom tom gives me with the cycle routes setting. I have a feeling that this is proberbly not the best way to plan a route so would be grateful for any advice.

    Cheers

    I don't know how the Tom Tom cycle routes pan out.

    You might like to comapre them with the cycle option activiated when using the www.viamichelin.com web site.


    I like the recommendation be via Michelin. It sometimes fouls up. For instance it doesn't recognise that there's a cycle route over the Humber and Old Severn road bridges.
  • ronstruttronstrutt Posts: 3,170
    I recently did London to South Shields as part of a Dover to Durness Ride.

    Basically, the route I chose was:

    London
    Edmonton
    Hoddesdon
    Ware
    Old A10 via Colliers End
    Puckeridge
    Barkway
    Royston
    Papworth
    St Ives
    Whittlesey
    Spalding
    Dowsby
    Sleaford
    Lincoln
    Scampton
    Stow
    Althorpe
    Thorne
    Snaith
    Selby
    York
    Tollerton
    Northallerton
    Croft-on-Tees
    Neasham
    Sedgefield
    Trimdon Cilliery
    Railway paths via South Hetton and Ryhope
    Sunderland

    You may need to modify the last bit to head for Newcastle.

    Not the most direct route but a tolerable one to cycle.
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