Author Topic: Arenberg trench  (Read 582 times)

quixoticgeek

  • Mostly Harmless
Arenberg trench
« on: October 10, 2019, 08:29:27 pm »


Am I right in thinking the arenberg forest pave sector has a smooth tarmac path along side it for people with enough sanity to avoid pave? I find photos of it with tarmac down the side, but can't tell if that is along its whole length?

Thanks

J
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bludger

  • Randonneur and bargain hunter
Re: Arenberg trench
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2019, 08:39:58 pm »
Yes there is. This was a drone photo from my sportive:



In the sportive they rope it off from cyclists, I don't know how it is normally.

Screw your courage to the sticking place and give it the beans! It really isn't that bad!!!
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quixoticgeek

  • Mostly Harmless
Re: Arenberg trench
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2019, 10:33:13 pm »
Yes there is. This was a drone photo from my sportive:



In the sportive they rope it off from cyclists, I don't know how it is normally.

Screw your courage to the sticking place and give it the beans! It really isn't that bad!!!

I'm planning a route for more than just me and I don't want to send people over Pave without providing an alternative. I've done Paris Roubaix, never again!

J
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bludger

  • Randonneur and bargain hunter
Re: Arenberg trench
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2019, 11:05:22 pm »
I can't obviously guarantee that the tarmac will be open access to bikes all year round - as you can see it's not gapingly wide - but it did extend all the way down the trench, as far as I could see.
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Re: Arenberg trench
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2019, 11:20:52 pm »
First few minutes of this GCN video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wX8ycOWK3dg show the Arenberg and the path.

yorkie

  • On top of the Galibier
Re: Arenberg trench
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2019, 01:47:58 pm »
Also available on GMaps Streetview.


Start here::


https://goo.gl/maps/DyQab5e4QErQmYhGA


and keep straight on... :-D
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