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Martin

Re: BBC London
« Reply #75 on: January 02, 2020, 10:49:17 pm »
Entered this will be my big ride for 2020 I'm a mere mortal these days :) a proper Z stop appeals but not sure how to get the wherewithall there and what to take?

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« Reply #76 on: January 15, 2020, 07:58:20 pm »
Looking forward to this having read the thread.
LFCC

Re: BBC London
« Reply #77 on: July 06, 2020, 06:13:53 pm »
Does anyone have split gpx's for this?

Also, I'm not keen on using the off-road section that goes in to Lincoln at night. Anyone have experience of using the A57 from around Ragnall to Lincoln? Looks like it's only about 15km and I'd imagine I'd be getting on to it around 10pm.

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« Reply #78 on: July 06, 2020, 07:30:57 pm »
Not sure what you mean by split gpxs. I was worried about the off-road bit at night so I fitted an extra light to my helmet, but apart from finding the start which was a challenge, it was one of best parts of the ride.


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Re: BBC London
« Reply #79 on: July 06, 2020, 08:57:46 pm »
Sorry, I meant split into a few files ie. maybe 3 200ks?

O good to know about that bit, might see how I'm doing time-wise.

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« Reply #80 on: July 07, 2020, 10:46:04 am »
Does anyone have split gpx's for this?

Also, I'm not keen on using the off-road section that goes in to Lincoln at night. Anyone have experience of using the A57 from around Ragnall to Lincoln? Looks like it's only about 15km and I'd imagine I'd be getting on to it around 10pm.
I’m local to the A57, it’s not too bad, fairly wide and a small hard shoulder. The off road section is pretty good now, especially with all the lockdown cycle traffic “brushing” the gravel surface. It’s tarmac from Harby eastwards, I’m sometimes leave the A57, head through Wigsley and then pick up cycle path at Harby (Route 64) and continue into Lincoln, missing the bypass.

It’s a nice way to enter Lincoln on the cycle path, and follow the signs and it’ll take you past a Sainsbury Express!


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Re: BBC London
« Reply #81 on: July 07, 2020, 06:10:18 pm »
That's really helpful, thanks

Re: BBC London
« Reply #82 on: July 07, 2020, 11:24:37 pm »
Does anyone have split gpx's for this?

Also, I'm not keen on using the off-road section that goes in to Lincoln at night. Anyone have experience of using the A57 from around Ragnall to Lincoln? Looks like it's only about 15km and I'd imagine I'd be getting on to it around 10pm.
At 10pm it will be quiet traffic wise. I mean it does go right past Drinsey Nook, I'll leave it to the excellent They Walk Among Us podcast / Google/news site of choice to fill you in on what it's notorious for.  :demon:

Just keep pedaling when you see the "scarp metal" (sic) sign.  :sick:  You are unlikely to have to unclip at the lights.
It is what it is. It's not what it's not, so it must be what it is.

GdS

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Re: BBC London
« Reply #83 on: July 08, 2020, 04:47:43 pm »
Is the intention to do this as a DIY? if so I'd agree with avoiding the railway section into Lincoln at night. Not sure about the section after Lincoln as on my route check I avoided the Water Railway cycling route so not sure what that's like.

The Monsal Trail section is fine at night (apart from gate at Hassop station being locked and having to lift bike over unlike the unfortunate car driver not sure how this panned out on the day) but if there was any way of covering this section in daylight (maybe starting somewhere different?) it would make it 1000% more enjoyable  :thumbsup:

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« Reply #84 on: July 09, 2020, 08:41:29 am »
Is the intention to do this as a DIY? if so I'd agree with avoiding the railway section into Lincoln at night. Not sure about the section after Lincoln as on my route check I avoided the Water Railway cycling route so not sure what that's like.

The Monsal Trail section is fine at night (apart from gate at Hassop station being locked and having to lift bike over unlike the unfortunate car driver not sure how this panned out on the day) but if there was any way of covering this section in daylight (maybe starting somewhere different?) it would make it 1000% more enjoyable  :thumbsup:

Yep, DIY tomorrow. Think the Monsal trail bit would be fine as I'll be there during daylight (pending any disaster).

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« Reply #85 on: July 09, 2020, 11:27:24 am »
Is the intention to do this as a DIY? if so I'd agree with avoiding the railway section into Lincoln at night. Not sure about the section after Lincoln as on my route check I avoided the Water Railway cycling route so not sure what that's like.

The Monsal Trail section is fine at night (apart from gate at Hassop station being locked and having to lift bike over unlike the unfortunate car driver not sure how this panned out on the day) but if there was any way of covering this section in daylight (maybe starting somewhere different?) it would make it 1000% more enjoyable  :thumbsup:

I dont think the Monsal trail closes unless weather is bad but can not say for sure, an alternative is to use the A6 down side is it can be a fast and busy road.

As for the railway section to Lincoln this starts not far from Tuxford and is shorter than the A57 route, I have ridden this westwards at night and it is fine just have good lights and watch out for posts, the water railway out of Lincoln is recommended but the new Lincoln bypass has slight detour which may not be passable if water levels high

I was thinking of doing this ride but will wait for next year

GdS

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Re: BBC London
« Reply #86 on: July 09, 2020, 08:58:37 pm »
Is the intention to do this as a DIY? if so I'd agree with avoiding the railway section into Lincoln at night. Not sure about the section after Lincoln as on my route check I avoided the Water Railway cycling route so not sure what that's like.

The Monsal Trail section is fine at night (apart from gate at Hassop station being locked and having to lift bike over unlike the unfortunate car driver not sure how this panned out on the day) but if there was any way of covering this section in daylight (maybe starting somewhere different?) it would make it 1000% more enjoyable  :thumbsup:

I dont think the Monsal trail closes unless weather is bad but can not say for sure, an alternative is to use the A6 down side is it can be a fast and busy road.r

The trail never closes unless they are able to lock the tunnels but the exit at Hassop is via the car park of a business that has opened on the station site

here's an excellent programme about the Trail

https://www.my5.tv/walking-britain-s-lost-railways/season-2/7f46939d-d0b4-48da-9486-b64d896763da

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« Reply #87 on: July 09, 2020, 10:39:54 pm »
If you use the majority of the A57 to Lincoln and want to avoid the A57/A46 roundabout you could go this route which takes you back on to cycle route 64 literally under the bypass. It's a great alternative to the roundabout particuarly at busy times.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/33311872

The Water Railway to the east of Lincoln has been closed this week between Lincoln and Washingborough due to the dismantling of one of the temporary bridges that have been put in place for the Eastern Bypass Works.

You can use the B1190 out of Lincoln still - it has been closed for months again for the Eastern Bypass works to vehicular traffic but they have put a temporary path in for cyclists and pedestrians.

You could then rejoin the Water Railway route at Washingborough.

Anyone planning to use the Water Railway east out of Lincoln once this weeks closure is over may find this site useful, as mentioned above the path can get flooded - there is a 50m section of it that is particuarly prone to flooding as they have lowered the path for the  works.

The CCTV picture (updates about once a day) shows the path at it's lowest point - If it's not flooded here then you can be certain that it's not flooded anywhere else.

http://www.leb-sustrans-diversion.co.uk/

Apart from the temporary closure the Water Railway is a good route and perfectly OK on a road bike.