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Local attractions

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by simonali, 24 Jan 2008.

  1. simonali

    simonali Über Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    Say you had a cyclist friend staying over who wanted to see something famous/cool that had to be within let's say a 30 mile ride of your gaff (i.e. 60 there and back), where could/would you be able to take them to see famous fings?

    Here are the ones I can think of near me.

    Longleat

    Salisbury

    Bath

    Caen Hill locks

    Gold Hill in Shaftesbury, made famous by the Hovis adverts in the seventies. I have deep admiration for the cyclist in that photo coz I've walked down that hill and not only is it bloody steep but it's really bumpy with those cobbles!

    Can you tell I've not much to do today?! ;)
     
  2. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    I live about seven miles from Central London so I'm not sure if there is any point in me responding to this one! ;)
     
  3. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Location:
    Brighton
    The Seven Sisters chalk cliffs is a stunningly good walk
     
  4. Blue

    Blue Legendary Member

    Location:
    Ireland
    Nothing worth looking at anywhere near me.

    I've just realised, I live in a boring, messy, sh;thole ;)
     
  5. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    Lots near me
     
  6. Maggot

    Maggot Star of BBC 5Lives Ballot Box Brigade

    Location:
    Cheddar
    Cheddar Gorge

    Avon Gorge

    Longleat

    Bath

    Stourhead

    They would be my "local" choices. All well worth a visit.
     
  7. TheDoctor

    TheDoctor Man-Machine Staff Member

    Location:
    Stevenage
    Cambridge about 30 miles one way, London 30 miles t'other.
    Luton is only 15 miles away, but I try not to think about that!
     
  8. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    1) Merry Hill, Dudley, after hours
    2) Argos, Oldbury
    3) The Gravelly Hill Interchange
    4) Broad street at 2am Saturday Morning
    5) The Inner Ring Road (or what's left of it)

    There's shock and wonder at 'em all. ;)
     
  9. bianchi1

    bianchi1 Veteran

    Location:
    malverns
    The malvern hills
     
  10. simoncc

    simoncc New Member

    City of Manchester Stadium when City are at home
    Tatton Park
    Lyme Park, where Mr Darcy went for a swim
    Jodrell Bank
    Beeston Castle
    Anderton boat lift
    Ye Olde historic city of Chester
    Rivington Pike
    Wigan Pier
    Cat and Fiddle Inn between Macclesfield and Buxton
     
  11. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Er, I do believe that the criteria set were either famous or cool, that dump is most definitely neither! ;)
     
  12. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    Always, always, ALWAYS - wanted to ride up that...[​IMG]

    30mls from me is:

    http://www.winterhill.org - well 25mls but after the ride thru Billnge and Wigan then you'll have defrinately have done a RIDE !

    Or I could go east to Manchester but theres nowt of interest there ! ;)

    South for 30mls gets me to Cheshire rolling plains BTW the 'rolling' really can be steep at times !
     
  13. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    Why did I think you lived on the North East coast, Yenners?
     
  14. Aint Skeered

    Aint Skeered New Member

    A bus shelter on the A272 where I lost my virginity to the pub landlords daughter, on the 19th November 1977 :biggrin:
     
  15. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland