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Ride near Loughborough

mickenmicken Posts: 275
I'm in Loughborough during the first weekend in April with an opportunity to take my bike and get out for a 2-3 hour ride on the Saturday afternoon/evening. Can anyone recommend a ride and if so any prospect of taking some hills in? (normally ride north of Leeds, Dales)

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  • This isn't quite right but the southern half of the loop takes in some good climbing.
    You could go north to Normanton go anti clockwise then leave it at Burton going across to Cotes.
    I think you'll be pleasantly surprised how hilly this ride is.
    http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/101769
  • mickenmicken Posts: 275
    Thanks Julian, that route does look interesting.
  • FeltupFeltup Posts: 1,340
    http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Lo ... oir-Castle Heading out towards Belvoir (pronounced Beaver) gives a nice rolling ride through the countryside. The climbs aren't particularly long but some are steepish, enough to get you breathing!
    Short hairy legged roadie FCN 4 or 5 in my baggies.

    Felt F55 - 2007
    Specialized Singlecross - 2008
    Marin Rift Zone - 1998
    Peugeot Tourmalet - 1983 - taken more hits than Mohammed Ali
  • mickenmicken Posts: 275
    Thanks Feltup, another good looking route.
  • Alain QuayAlain Quay Posts: 534
    I spent 10 years in Loughborough, between 1989 and 1990. :lol:
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