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Warrington to bath in a day

Discussion in 'Sportives' started by billfoster, 5 Feb 2008.

  1. billfoster

    billfoster New Member

    Am new to road riding but am long time MTB. Recently completed the Mancheter 100 mile ride on the aforementioned MTB. Have recently aquired a pretty cool road bike and fancy training for a run down to Bath from My home in Warrington (180 miles). Anyone any experience of doing that run or can offer any tips much appreciated.
    Others must have done it as it looks as though you get on the A49 and don't stop.
    One way, return by road or rail.
     
  2. Maggot

    Maggot Star of BBC 5Lives Ballot Box Brigade

    Location:
    Cheddar
    Unless there is a specific reason, how come Bath it seems a bit random? Why not cycle 90 miles, then turn around and go home? Or figure a 180 circle from your front door?
     
  3. Maggot

    Maggot Star of BBC 5Lives Ballot Box Brigade

    Location:
    Cheddar
    Should have mentioned, if you changed your plan and went to Bristol, you'd find the transport links back up North much more accessible. Have a nice ride:smile:
     
  4. Crackle

    Crackle Pah Staff Member

    Location:
    Wirral
    Bath, Bath.......there be hills in that there direction. I don't see any reason why you couldn't do it. What do they reckon, mileage increase of 10% a week or in running terms don't do a run greater than your total weekly mileage.

    I' m not sure I'd want to do the A49 though. Trunk route isn't it? Not enjoyable. I'd pick a different route but that's just me.

    Welcome to the forum by the way, hope you enjoy it and the roadbike. Don't think I'd fancy a 100 miles on a mtn. bike, so hats off to you.
     
  5. OP
    OP
    billfoster

    billfoster New Member

    Bath Reasons for:

    My sister lives in Bath and so the plan in general would be to get down on a Friday, travel back one way or the other on the following Sunday, depending on how I fare possibly even cycle the return. I quite like the idea of it being from the mouth of the Mersey/Dee to the mouth of the Severn/Avon and the entire length of Wales. Thanks for your comments, I'll get rolling.
     
  6. stevenb

    stevenb New Member

    Location:
    South Beds.
    What time are you setting off and expecting to arrive?
    I would have thought it'd be dark when you got there....and only just light when you set off.....plus all those stops for refuelling, toilet breaks etc.
    Sounds like agreat challenge though. :biggrin:
    Best of luck :smile: