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dooderooni Posted on 11/03/2018 16:51
What a lovely place we live in
 
 
Went out for a cheeky 70k on the bike this morning, through Stokesley, up Clay Bank to Chop Gate then across to Carlton and Yarm via Lordstones.

From the rolling terrain of the Tees Valley to the North Yorkshire Moors National Park it was spectacular. Snow topped peaks, mists in the fields made the landscape a picture. With birds of prey plying their trade and grouse dashing about like they're always late for something there was plenty to take my mind off the 2000 feet of ascending. With snow piled up by the roadside on the climbs you could even convince yourself that you were in the Alps [:D]

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erimus74 Posted on 11/03/2018 17:00

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I use to cycle up clay bank, donít think I could do that climb now
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pork_pie Posted on 11/03/2018 17:22

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Sounds awesome dood!

Im fat and 50's now so might go for a walk....to the pub! [:D]🍺🍺🍺
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Hartburnsmoggy Posted on 11/03/2018 17:34

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Born and bred in Stockton, circumstances made me move to a beautiful part of Wiltshire for a few years, but it wasnít a patch on Teesside, 20 minutes either way we have the seaside and the country, what more could you want.
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r00fie1 Posted on 11/03/2018 17:43

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This country has some wonderful scenery.Out on a bike you get to appreciate whats on our doorsteps[^]
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redwurzel Posted on 11/03/2018 18:56

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Nice big break fast in Uno Momento Stokesley, park almost outside for free, drive up Carlton Bank take in the scene at Lordstones, fantastic views all around, spiritual standing stones in the mist that have been there 4000 years? Nice Yorkshire tea at the restaurant with wild birds all around you. Few places in the country to out do it.Most nice places you have to fight for parking/restaurant space and are surrounded by 100's and 1000s others.
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Facefuzz Posted on 11/03/2018 19:20

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Us cyclists are lucky around here. Miles and miles of quiet country roads with decent inclines and cafe stops.

I had a discussion with a couple of lads at work last week. They were bogging up the south. More money, more jobs, better infrastructure, nicer places to visit and just better than up 'ere.

I said hold on lads. Your spouting chite there. I'm ex forces and visited, worked and lived all over and I love Middlesbrough, Teesside,Cleveland, North Yorkshire or whatever else you want to call it.

Brilliant people, football club, culture, places to visit.

I love it.
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Norman_Conquest Posted on 11/03/2018 19:38

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Facefuzz- I deliver the Duke of Edinburgh and regularly get offers to take students to other areas of the country. Usually for a premium price.

Why would I want to pay to take students elsewhere when we have a beautiful playground on our doorstep.

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r00fie1 Posted on 11/03/2018 19:56

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Facefuzz[^]
Last summer (not for the first time) I cycled Aldeburgh to Kings Lynn along the Suffolk and Norfolk Coast [275 km] The scenery changes - the people you meet are fascinating.

The Yorkshire coast from Spurn Head to Redcar through Withernsea and Bridlington is equally inspiring.

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Pottomed Posted on 11/03/2018 20:44

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Go around the cycle paths of Grove Hill,Saltersgill etc
Very inspiring.
We are in a lovely area with declining towns.
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billyzin Posted on 11/03/2018 20:57

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Smashing.
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OPEO Posted on 11/03/2018 21:27

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Redwurzel. Where are these standing stones you speak of?
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NorfolknGood Posted on 11/03/2018 21:36

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My god. Kings Lynn gets a mention other than by me or Blondie DCFC.Nice one roofie!
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grumpyoldgit Posted on 11/03/2018 21:40

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Must be the time of year. Dusted off the mountain bike (with road tyres) and got a few miles in the legs this morning. A great way to clear the lungs after a bronchial infection!
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r00fie1 Posted on 11/03/2018 21:44

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I can mention Burnham Deepdale if you like.
That coastline is so steeped in the history of this country.
It never fails to astound. Every trip something else I find.
That bookshop at Cley is a hidden gem.(I hope it is still there?)
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TABLOID_MAN Posted on 12/03/2018 10:34

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Just to burst the balloon - a better title for this thread would be "Aren't there some lovely places surrounding us"......as everywhere that has been mentioned is actually a good few miles away.
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SouthlondonSmog Posted on 12/03/2018 12:43
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Dooderooni, that's a nice ride, especially with the snow. The last time I cycled up Clay Bank was in 1964. We went on to Helmsley and rode back to Teesside via Gillamoor, Blakey Ridge, Castleton and Lingdale. I never rode from Chop Gate to Carlton and I'd never heard of the Lordstones.

And here's another one for Kings Lynn, like R00fie1, Mrs Smog and I rode up the coast from Wickford, Essex to KL in the summer of 2015 and took the train home from there.
We stayed in Burnham-on-Crouch, Clacton, Bawdsey, Beccles, Bacton and Wells-next-the-Sea. We passed through Horatio Nelson's home village of Burnham Thorpe. You'd never guess what the pub is called.
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Linny Posted on 12/03/2018 12:59

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"Just to burst the balloon - a better title for this thread would be "Aren't there some lovely places surrounding us"......as everywhere that has been mentioned is actually a good few miles away"

God forbid someone says something positive about the area [:D]
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bombero Posted on 12/03/2018 13:18

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A nice thread to read......but you've been sussed cycling clique,Callum will be informed.
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hamstercheeks Posted on 12/03/2018 14:15

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A couple of right miserable XXXXXXs on here.
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1finny Posted on 12/03/2018 15:23

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Lovely ride that Dood - lots of happy memories

SouthLondon - youíve been away too long, its Teesside (sp) fella [;)]
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SouthlondonSmog Posted on 12/03/2018 15:36

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1finny, Yep, my mistake, just a typo, mind.
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rayban Posted on 12/03/2018 21:30

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Some lovely cycle rides in the Garden of England. Some lovely country pubs spoil the ride mind. Visit to many and you fall of your bike.
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rayban Posted on 12/03/2018 21:49

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Some lovely cycle rides in the Garden of England. I particularly like visiting the lovely country pubs along the way. Trouble is, I keep falling of my bike, I then have to call Lady Rayban to pick me up in the Vauxhall Zafira
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redwurzel Posted on 12/03/2018 22:51

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The standing stones are Lordstones - OPEO

I used cycle in East Sussex and its interesting and pleasant, but there are no Cleveland Hills equivalent or rugged Moorlands, the roads have 3 times the traffic which makes it less relaxing.

The South has more jobs, more well paid jobs, is slightly warmer and has more infrastructure, but is five times more crowded, more expensive, contains more people who look after number 1. The ideal is to have a foot in both camps!
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NorfolknGood Posted on 12/03/2018 23:18

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Would it be the Lord Nelson by any chance.
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SouthlondonSmog Posted on 13/03/2018 00:53

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NnG, it is, of course.

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SouthlondonSmog Posted on 13/03/2018 01:47
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Redwurzel, on the whole I don't mind riding in London traffic so much, though I'll choose quiet ways when possible. What is really horrible for a cyclist are two-lane A roads, where passing room is restricted and where traffic still moves at high speed. Sussex has enough of them.

It's still possible, with care, to thread the needle and find quiet routes out of and around the capital. Sustrans routes can be useful, but also, frustrating. I've done two separate circuits of the M25 [not on the hard-shoulder of course] using back roads to get me round. It was mostly very enjoyable.
If you want quiet though, the Surrey Hills, south and west of Dorking are good, with narrow roads, steep in places, woods up top and quiet villages in the valleys.

I did have a foot [or two wheels] in the N.Yorks camp in 2008. I rode from my front door in SW London to a mate's house in Normanby, the last stretch over Blakey Rigg, from, coincidentally, Normanby nr. Kirkby Moorside. I spent a couple of hours in the museum in Hutton-le-Hole. I was on my own, carrying camping gear. [Mrs. Smog point-blank refuses to camp on our adventures] It was the first time I'd been back up there on a bike since I was a teenager. The descent was a bit of a disappointment; too many sheep.

I rode back southwards to a campsite in Osmotherly on a sunny Saturday afternoon, listening to Radio Tees informing me that Boro were losing at home to West Brom. I went via Hutton Rudby and Swainby. That was gorgeous, although I had to get off and walk a stretch of the climb out of Swainby.
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Rocky10 Posted on 13/03/2018 06:46

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Forgive my ignorance but where are the Lordstones?
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jimstewart Posted on 13/03/2018 06:56

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North Yorkshire. Fantastic place 👍🏻
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Facefuzz Posted on 13/03/2018 07:49

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Tabloid man. There is nice places where we live.
Stewart park, centre square, eston hills, Albert park, tees barrage, Ormesby hall, the river tees. All of which you can have a nice walk around.
If you want to stretch your legs and do a few more miles then get on a bike in the centre of town and ride up flats lane, Ormesby bank, dixons bank or ladgate lane.
20 minutes, that's all, and your in beautiful rolling quite undisturbed protected countryside.
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dooderooni Posted on 13/03/2018 08:02

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Fellow proud Teessiders and cyclists, let not the barbs of boring bůggers or the prattling of pedants shout us down.

We're out and getting our leg over (o'er missus).

[:D]
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Fabios_porkpie_provider Posted on 13/03/2018 08:32

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This thread just makes me feel fat...70km, 275km... Jesus wept! I get off the exercise bike thinking Iím Mark Cavendish after doing 15km! [:I]
Would love to get into cycling but Iíve not had a bike since my Raleigh Activator as a kid!
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dooderooni Posted on 13/03/2018 08:47

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Just do it Fabio. You see all shapes and sizes out there and there's plenty of varied terrain to provide a challenge for all levels of fitness.
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joseph99 Posted on 13/03/2018 09:14

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Often do that ride.

Castleton, Westerdale, Danby, Fryup, Hutton Le Hole, Rosedale; phenomenal places to experience on a bike.

One of my favourite stretches are

Into Osmotherley from either Bilsdale or Ellerbeck and ride towards Swainby with Codbeck on the righthand side.

The other is Baysdale. From Kildale to Battersea you take a left turn and travel upwards for a couple of miles to a farm then U turn. The journey back on a clear day is outstanding. You see Roseberry Topping and Teesside as a backdrop. Brings a lump to my throat. It has to be a clear day though.
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OPEO Posted on 13/03/2018 17:55

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I thought Lodestones was just the name of the cafe? Didn't realise there were some ancient standing stones there. Nearest ones i know about are the devils arrows at Boroughbridge.
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chickenrunner Posted on 13/03/2018 18:29

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There aren't. Lordstones refers to an old boundary stone which was named "Three Lords' Stone" as it marked the junction of 3 different parish boundaries (and 3 different lordships)
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PRIORYMAN Posted on 13/03/2018 19:56

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One of our relatives came up from Nottingham last Friday.

We took them through Carlton-in-Cleveland, parked up near Lord Stones and walked in 6 inches of snow with blue skies and amazing views.

Then drove down to Saltburn-by-the Sea had a walk along Marine Parade, The Valley Gardens, along the pier and then the beach.

On then to Redcar to see the remarkable petrified forest on the beach, up the tower and then an ice cream from Pacitto's.

All done and dusted in a few hours. Contrasting and beautiful scenery all relatively close together which I wouldn't swop for the world.

Our relative couldn't stop taking photographs and has shared them with many friends since from around the country.

We are very, very lucky to live where we do in my opinion.

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SouthlondonSmog Posted on 13/03/2018 23:39
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J99 you've got some tough climbing in all of that, an activity I'm becoming less and less enthusiastic about.

Prioryman, you've hit the spot for me there. I used to love being taken to Saltburn Woods, when I was a kid; the Miniature Railway, with the scary tunnel, the Halfpenny Bridge [since demolished] the Valley Gardens, an ice cream, Skelton Woods with the big railway viaduct, a proper day out.

Back on the bike for a minute, I liked the Dales, though a bit further away. I remember a ride from Grinton to Keld, via the Buttertubs, Hawes, Garsdale Head, Kirkby Stephen and up and over, down to Keld, a blinding switchback descent as I remember.

Much later, I hit a first recorded 50mph, into Weardale from Nenthead. I had to take my eyes off the scenery for that.
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