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Old May 3rd 06, 04:14 PM posted to uk.rec.walking
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So who's going to stop anyone that wants to cycle on a public footpath?

Very likely nobody, unfortunately.

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Old May 3rd 06, 04:33 PM posted to uk.rec.walking
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"Jim Ford" wrote in message
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J Smith wrote:
Almost all of the off-road Pembrokeshire Coast Path is registered as
public footpath. In addition to there being no right to cycle on public
footpaths, ...


So who's going to stop anyone that wants to cycle on a public footpath?


The coast path for much of its length is single file only, with many cliffy
bits. A bike rider would be a danger to others and themselves. Also to
dismount for the bloody stiles and kissing gates would be a pain.


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Jim Ford wrote:

"So who's going to stop anyone that wants to cycle on a public
footpath? "

Maybe me! A quick flick with a walking pole thro' the front wheels does
wonders! Ar*e over tit they go :-0

JS

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Old May 3rd 06, 05:41 PM posted to uk.rec.walking
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Can't think why you would want to cycle on it. If you need to get about
there is an excellent shuttle service dropping off at various access
points to the coast which is either free or maybe a whole quid to use.
The national park website will have details.
The path gets a fair clobbering from walkers and is fragile in places,
please don't quicken its demise but causing cycle ruts.

Steve

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Can't think why you would want to cycle on it. If you need to get about


basically because of time, i'd say it'd take me at least 12 days to walk it
but could cycle it in 3

there is an excellent shuttle service dropping off at various access
points to the coast which is either free or maybe a whole quid to use.
The national park website will have details.
The path gets a fair clobbering from walkers and is fragile in places,
please don't quicken its demise but causing cycle ruts.

Steve



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Can't think why you would want to cycle on it. If you need to get about


basically because of time, i'd say it'd take me at least 12 days to walk it
but could cycle it in 3


Over sixty miles per day mostly off-road would be pretty hard going even
if it were relatively flat which is isn't in a lot of places.

How about the Pennine Bridleway?

http://www.nationaltrail.co.uk/penninebridleway/

It isn't complete yet but there is quite a bit ready.

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Old May 3rd 06, 07:16 PM posted to uk.rec.walking
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Dominic Sexton wrote
In article , Jeremy Watts
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Can't think why you would want to cycle on it. If you need to get about


basically because of time, i'd say it'd take me at least 12 days to walk it
but could cycle it in 3


Over sixty miles per day mostly off-road would be pretty hard going
even if it were relatively flat which is isn't in a lot of places.

How about the Pennine Bridleway?

http://www.nationaltrail.co.uk/penninebridleway/

It isn't complete yet but there is quite a bit ready.

There was a notice on Werneth Low giving details of a footpath which is
being upgraded to a bridle track, from W.L. Road down past Cloughside(?)
Farm to Romiley.

It didn't say whether the track was actually being improved, but I
sometimes go down that way to Etherow Park.
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Old May 4th 06, 12:36 AM posted to uk.rec.walking
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No way is it fit for cycling - Although you should never rise above 300
feet, don't be fooled there are parts with immense amounts of ascent in
a day (especially in the course of 60 mile days).
When out on the hills, you tend to follow ridges and often the easiest
route available on the lay of the land for ascent / descent.
The coast is just a swathe cut more often than not against the grain of
the land so that cliffs suddenly fall away to a beach in a valley and
back up to the clifftops.
Some of those sharp slopes are in ecologically sensitive areas of
limited extent as they only occupy a narrow coastal strip. Any extra
damage caused by cycle wheels braking on those slopes could cause
irreparable damage - please don't do it! Think of generations to come.

Steve

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Old May 4th 06, 10:26 AM posted to uk.rec.walking
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No way is it fit for cycling - Although you should never rise above 300
feet, don't be fooled there are parts with immense amounts of ascent in
a day (especially in the course of 60 mile days).
When out on the hills, you tend to follow ridges and often the easiest
route available on the lay of the land for ascent / descent.
The coast is just a swathe cut more often than not against the grain of
the land so that cliffs suddenly fall away to a beach in a valley and
back up to the clifftops.
Some of those sharp slopes are in ecologically sensitive areas of
limited extent as they only occupy a narrow coastal strip. Any extra
damage caused by cycle wheels braking on those slopes could cause
irreparable damage - please don't do it! Think of generations to come.


yes, theres no way i'd contemplate that, i am myself an environmentalist
its just that i've never been to the pembrokeshire coastal path(even though
i dont live that far from it), and had in my mind for some reason that maybe
the path was all on the flat and was an actual path rather than a trail, and
would be in some way 'cyclist friendly' - maybe in a little way liike the
new llanelli millenium path which is a foot and cyclist path.

however judging by the responses from the group i can see that cycling the
PCP is in no way feasible... so it seems the bike stays at home

i did have this idea for the offas dyke path too, but having recently walked
it can see in hindsight that it would have been a ridiculous venture...



Steve



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Old May 4th 06, 12:15 PM posted to uk.rec.walking
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There is also a costal bus service that you could use to break your walk
into manageable sections.

Over Easter I used the service to go to Strumble Head and walk back to
Trefin about 11 miles.

BTW I did see 2 persons with cycles but dismounted, I think they were from
abroad by the accents, and they had just joined the path from a lane, on the
way to a beach.

If you want to cycle it there is a very good cycle route, that runs a good
chunk almost along side.

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Peter


 




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