Best place to start a ride in Guisborough Woods
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Dave F



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 1:32 pm    Post subject: Best place to start a ride in Guisborough Woods Reply with quote

I'm planning a Sunday morning ride out at Guisborough. We've always started at Pinchinthorpe and ridden round, but a few people (myself included) have started to groan about the hilly start Embarassed Embarassed Last time there we had an idea to start closer to Guisborough - can someone suggest a good start point? I believe there's a visitors centre, but have never seen it!

We're riding ealry doors Sunday if anyone fancies joining us - my nippers having a birthday bash in the afternnon, so I'll not be out for too long Confused
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Filthy



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

could always try bikeabout...

http://www.trailblasters.co.uk/pdf/bikeabout.pdf
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matt.will



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's space on this corner to park a few cars (you'll struggle on a sunny Sunday though) which cuts out the first bit from the visitors centre:

http://www.streetmap.co.uk/newmap.srf?x=459705&y=514185&z=4&sv=459705, 514185&st=4&ar=Y&mapp=newmap.srf&searchp=newsearch.srf

Or at the top of Silverton Road, here:

http://www.streetmap.co.uk/newmap.srf?x=461555&y=514718&z=4&sv=461555, 514718&st=4&ar=Y&mapp=newmap.srf&searchp=newsearch.srf&ax=461555&ay=51 4718

which will get you straight into the woods in a completley different location (but it's a steep start)

Or at the bottom of Butt Lane, here:

http://www.streetmap.co.uk/newmap.srf?x=461905&y=515815&z=4&sv=461905, 515815&st=4&ar=Y&mapp=newmap.srf&searchp=newsearch.srf

I'm not sure they're gonna give you much of an advantage over the visitors centre though, maybe just a change of scenery I suppose, and quicker access to the other end of the woods.
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Dave F



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers lads, appreciate it.
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tomlevell



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or there is the main car parks in town which are free on a sunday I think.
Pinchinthorpe has the easiest climb to start with compared to any of the other access tracks into guisborough.
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Gunner



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tomlevell wrote:
Or there is the main car parks in town which are free on a sunday I think.
Pinchinthorpe has the easiest climb to start with compared to any of the other access tracks into guisborough.



I'd agree with Tom on that one, riding from Guisborough into the woods is "uphill" from any start point, and I used to favour the Butt Lane climb, though that didn't mean I liked it, until I "discovered" the Pinchinthorpe option.
I'd stick with Pinchintorpe if I was you.

What time's early and whereabouts/what route are you riding Question

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Dave F



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks again - much appreciated.

There's a new route running off the moors and down to Hutton village and I was hoping to make this the end of the run - I thought everyone would come back and say "why park at Pinchinthorpe you idiot - everyone who's anyone parks at Guisborough Shocked Shocked

Gunner, we'll probably start from Pinchinthorpe at around 9 - 10-ish. I've got to sort this with a couple of mates, but you'd be welcome to come along Wink

Pete (badblood) - you fancy it too??
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dave, I'm sure you know, but Hutton Village is just a minute or two's ride from Pinchinthorpe if you cut across the bridleway through Home Farm.

Sorry, if I've stated the ruddy obvious Embarassed

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Dave F



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Gunner, I hadn't considered that - we climbed back up after dropping down to Hutton Embarassed Shocked

Turns out we're probably going to Hamsterley instead on Sunday - I'm going to try and join up with one of your next rides - hopefully towards the back end of June Wink
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