Rutland Water

kayaker

Regular
Location
midlands
Am planning on cycling around Rutland water, i believe there its mostly path/gravel with a small section of road. I have a cyclocross bike with specialised armadillio 23 tyres on, would these be ok (if stays dry) or would i be best to swap out to the original kenda 32(?)

Thanks in advance.
 

Pauluk

Senior Member
Location
Leicester
It's a fairly sedate ride, not too many hills (one hard one depending on which way you go round) but I'd use the 32's as its a little bit bumpy in places. It's a nice route by the way.
 

BLUE(UK)

Active Member
Hi, I did this last Weds I think it was. I was on a standard Boardman hybrid team with the tyres about 100psi. I've been cycling about 5weeks now and to be honest it was easy so I did 30miles Thursday evening before I went to the pub. :-)
 

BLUE(UK)

Active Member
It's a nice ride.
If in the area a few days try Brampton valley way? Market harborough to Northampton. I've yet to do this tho.
 

Pauluk

Senior Member
Location
Leicester
My wife and I have just got back from a 20 mile ride on the Brampton Valley. Stopped half way for a picnic :hungry: What a lovely day in the English countryside :smile:
 

mrandmrspoves

Middle aged bald git.
Location
Narfuk
Yes a nice loop. Can be very busy and worth putting mudguards on if you have clip on/removable ones. Nice pub half way round too! A cross bike will be fine. I have been round on a tourer and an mtb. Enjoy!
 
You'll be fine. Unless they've changed it since I was last there the bit across the top of the dam is a bit bumpy because of the way they've built it - a bit like riding over a long cattle grid - but that's about all really. Enjoy.
 
OP
kayaker

kayaker

Regular
Location
midlands
Thanks had a great ride, nice and warm and not too busy. Glad I changed tyres from skinnies though as there was a guy changing a puncture on his skinny wheeled road bike.
 
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