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Trafalgar Sq to Millennium Sq

Discussion in 'Touring and Adventure Cycling' started by Cathryn, 5 Oct 2007.

  1. Cathryn

    Cathryn California Correspondant

    We're planning some training for our big trip next summer, and I sprang on the idea of cycling Trafalgar Sq up to Millennium Sq in Leeds!! It's just over 200 miles so acheivable in a four day weekend!!

    Anyone got any route thoughts? I appreciate we'll need to use busier roads than we'd normally choose, but if anyone knows quiet main roads (if that makes sense) that would be brilliant.

    Off for the weekend now, so apologies if any suggestions meet with a deafening silence...I'll be back to soak up your pearls of wisdom.
  2. John Ponting

    John Ponting Über Member


    there is a documented London to Edinburgh route that I can never find. Could be an AUdax route or a CTC. It's downloaded on my pc and I've plotted it on autoroute but I cannot remember where I found it. I just know that somebody will be along with the source soon.
  3. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    You could do it in a day at a stretch, only 13 hours at 15mph av.
  4. vernon

    vernon Harder than Ronnie Pickering

    Meanwood, Leeds
    Try using the bike option of viamichelin at www.viamichelin.com

    I use it to plot DIY Audax routes from Meanwood and find its suggestions sensible and uses reasonably low traffic roads as far as possible.
  5. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Cathryn, I find the best way to plan a route like that is to get a decent road atlas and choose a reasonably direct route avoiding all A roads. You get a better feel for the route if you can see the villages you'll go through and tweak it to enable you to get to a place with accommodation every night. At 50 miles a day there is no need to go on any main roads in England IMO as we have a plethora of alternative routes.
  6. John Ponting

    John Ponting Über Member

    Cathryn, I've found a pdf of the route card for London - Edinburgh if any use to you.

    You could check it out against a map, per Rich, and see if you like the route; change it where you want; leave it where you want etc
  7. Cathryn

    Cathryn California Correspondant

    Thanks guys...there's some great advice. I think I'll try a mix of via michelin and a good old fashioned road atlas as well. John, I'd love to see the pdf...could you PM it to me?
  8. dangerousjules

    dangerousjules New Member

    hey cathryn, please please let me in on the route you end up doing, i was going to do a similar trip in july but could'nt deceide on a suitable route.
  9. Cathryn

    Cathryn California Correspondant

    Will do. It won't be till Easter, but I'll keep you in the loop
  10. dangerousjules

    dangerousjules New Member

    thanks cathryn.