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Traveling to Hull and Newcastle England in April

Discussion in 'Cross Country, All Mountain & Trail Riding' started by profro, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. profro

    profro Turbo Monkey

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    As the title says, I will be traveling from the USofA to Hull and Newcastle England for work.

    Are there good places to ride over there?
    Is it worth bringing a bike?
    Are there places to rent bikes?

    I will not have a rental car, so everything will be by train or foot. Any monkeys from there want to meet up and have a beer?

    Doug
     

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    I'll meet up for a beer.
     
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    profro Turbo Monkey

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    Oh no, think of the lives that would be effected by randomly meeting someone from the internet?
     
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    There's some decent enough XC type routes in the Peak District which isn't that far from Hull I suppose, think you're going to struggle without a car and guidance though. No way you can hire a car? Not sure on anything close to Newcastle, I live in Carlisle which is over the West side. What type of stuff you looking at riding?
     
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    Just trail riding I suppose. Say I rode in the UK and keep from getting fat just working and no play. Maybe I'll bring the running shoes.
     
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    monkeyfcuker Monkey

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    If I'm just after a quick XC blast to get the legs turning and stop myself from going insane I normally head North to one of the 7stanes trail centres with the XC hardtail, nothing taxing but they all have decent riding and most have a cafe and hire bikes on site.

    I've never tried public transport to get to a riding spot but I can imagine it being a right pain in the arse unfortunately.

    Glentress/Innerleithen isn't that far from Newcastle for a weekend trip, the riding up there is pretty diverse and both sites have an excellent supply of hire bikes, if you head up that way there's a few Monkeys on here who could show you some pretty awesome trails if you wanted to ride some steeper stuff.