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The A15

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by yenrod, 27 Feb 2008.

  1. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

  2. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    It was, till the earthquake!
     
  3. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Yenners mate, it's 19.7 miles me old mucker:

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  4. Speicher

    Speicher Vice Admiral Staff Member

    They have updated the map very quickly, amended the section just north of Lincoln. :biggrin:;)
     
  5. Piemaster

    Piemaster Guru

    Location:
    UK City of Culture
  6. zimzum42

    zimzum42 Legendary Member

    I've driven it a lot going to and from Scarborough.

    It's a nasty bit of road, lots of traffic, not much space at the verge, single lane, and plenty of temptation to overtake, especially with a lot of trucks using it. Plus traffic trying to avoid the eternal works on the A1.

    I'd not look forward to riding on it, and I'm happy to ride on the A10 and so on, but not this bit of track......
     
  7. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    I think I might have ridden a stretch of it, about 7 years ago now, before I was better at route planning. Horrible it was.
     
  8. Maz

    Maz Guru

    I used to live in Hull and drove the A15 many times. Straight stretch but I've never seen any cyclists on it. Don't blame them either. It was bad enough for car crashes. It's one of those roads with a "Fatalities this year" sign with a number underneath it.
     
  9. Gerry Attrick

    Gerry Attrick Lincolnshire Mountain Rescue Consultant

    Yenners, don't even think about it. I drive it regularly and almost as regularly see the pillocks who treat it as a racetrack. Lorries veering off the road is common and it is regarded by police as one of the most dangerous stretches of road in the country.
     
  10. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    ..the reason i mentioned it was A - i seen it on a map once and B - id imagine itd be inanely boring; as theirs a road in my locale that is pretty straight esp. round Chester direction ie the romans etc...etc...
     
  11. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    I've driven it once and can concur with the others who have posted here: even for driving it was not nice - due to the loons treating it as a racetrack. Nasty.