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Post  ellie on Wed Nov 13 2013, 17:31

Just thinking aloud but I wondered how much interest there would be in a Peak District ride?

Probably late spring/early summer next year?

It's heavily policed, 50 mph on most roads and there's a fair amount of traffic but there are some lovely roads/views.

Chesterfields a good base as there's plenty of cheap accommodation/good beer & places to eat.


Could do with your thoughts, is it a goer or a damp squib?


Thanks for your thoughts peeps.


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Post  SteveCat on Wed Nov 13 2013, 17:46

Probably a no from me, sorry Ellie.

An idea - maybe put up yes/no poll.
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Post  ellie on Wed Nov 13 2013, 19:08

That's bad news Steve. Hope everything's ok.
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Post  ellie on Wed Nov 13 2013, 19:09

Can't seem to sort the poll thing....
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Post  MrNutt on Wed Nov 13 2013, 19:51

i'd be up for it great 
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Post  SteveCat on Wed Nov 13 2013, 20:37

Hope you don't mind, sorted it for you and you like the options (maybe I shouldn't have added no or maybe Smile)
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Post  weasley on Wed Nov 13 2013, 20:51

Didn't the Crusader ride go out that way a few years ago?  I seem to remember riding through Chatsworth one time.  There's plenty of good roads up that way and depending on timing and circumstances I'd be up for it.
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Post  0ldcat on Wed Nov 13 2013, 21:27

It did indeed Paul.
Still have the route if you're at all interested ellie ?

Took in Chatsworth, Snake Pass, Cat & Fiddle and the road twix'd Whaley Bridge and Buxton plus many other nice wee gems.

As ellie says, some smashing roads, tons of views . . . but like everywhere policed and over compensated with 50mph signs.
Stay off the well beaten track though and there's still fun to be had Thumb 
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Post  MrNutt on Wed Nov 13 2013, 21:42

hopefully wont drink to much jaipur the night before!
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Post  ellie on Wed Nov 13 2013, 22:35

Jaipurs a stalwart of Nick & Ellies 'do's' lol.




Thanks Tel, I haven't thought that far yet!
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Post  Robcat on Thu Nov 14 2013, 01:06

Avoid the cat and fiddle as the road surface is way past its best (probably to help keep the speed down on corners).
I did it in Sept and was a bit miffed to say the least with the road surface and average speed camera's.

We will probably be up for that ride out though if it gets the go ahead!
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Post  Dirt Bike Dave on Thu Nov 14 2013, 07:10

Sorry Ellie, too much plod and cameras around there for me. Maybe an idea for anyone who wants a sedate rideout or just a sight seeing bimble.
Might be a good one for novices or folks who are not used to riding in a group tho? If you know what I mean?

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Post  ellie on Thu Nov 14 2013, 10:59

I wouldn't do the cat and fiddle and id probably look at the south of the county as the roads are better and less policed.

Funnily enough I've not seen a speed trap or police car while I've been running the bike in or all year really but we avoid the popular routes like the plague.
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Post  Snowcat on Thu Nov 14 2013, 13:50

I ride around there a lot and can honestly hand on heart say I've only ever seen one plod and that was parked up in Matlock handing out bikesafe leaflets. 

I'd defo be up for a ride out "closer to home"
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Post  Stu on Thu Nov 14 2013, 20:01

Might be interested in this. Not been up that way for a long time. Was going to do a ride out to Matlock this summer with my brother but it never happened.
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Post  greencat on Thu Nov 14 2013, 20:43

Hi Ellie,

If I'm about count me in. Haven't ridden in The Peaks for a while, other than en-route to BC.

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Post  bobh on Thu Nov 14 2013, 22:46

That's a "maybe" from me - depends on lots of other goings-on.

Peak District was my stamping ground when I lived in Sheffield, so it would be good to revisit a few of the old haunts.  No 50's and fewer tourists then, though.

P.s. Does anyone else find it ironic to get stuck behind a camper van called a "Rapido"? Question
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Post  mrfrance on Thu Nov 14 2013, 22:52

Yes Bob lol ...depending on timing and whether my bike is still alive (just clocked 60k) I should be up for it, I'm sure Alley cat would tag along too.
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Post  Radar on Thu Nov 14 2013, 23:55

I would be interested, it would make a change.
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Post  Rosco on Fri Nov 15 2013, 21:56

I've put myself down as a definite maybe.

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Post  0ldcat on Sat Nov 16 2013, 15:18

Robcat wrote:Avoid the cat and fiddle as the road surface is way past its best (probably to help keep the speed down on corners).
I did it in Sept and was a bit miffed to say the least with the road surface and average speed camera's.
ellie wrote:I wouldn't do the cat and fiddle and id probably look at the south of the county as the roads are better and less policed.

. . . we avoid the popular routes like the plague.
Completely agree. I wouldn't do Snake Pass either. It's a ditto on the road surface and so popular it's heavily policed. I merely stated those were in the "Crusader" ride of yesteryore.

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Post  prime on Sat Nov 16 2013, 17:28

there was only one part of the cat and fiddle I thought poorly surfaced and that was about 3 bends in from the Macclesfield end. gravel on a fairly sharp left hander. snake pass was ok surfacing too and I prob did it 10+ times over summer. my ride normally took in snake pass, a6, cat and fiddle and the a523 and a53 back into buxton then long hill and home through Glossop. the blanket 50 is a shitter but ive had some fun up there so would defo be up for a ride out with the gang as im only up the road.
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Post  kwakkat on Sun Nov 17 2013, 15:27

im up for it done the cat & snake also out by flagstaff etc etc they have been repairing the roads as this is where im doing the IAM i regulary
ride the dales & there are some places the feds wait but with cut backs there not so many now
if you need a eating place i know some i,l help all i can ellie
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Post  ellie on Sun Nov 17 2013, 20:46

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Post  thunderstu600 on Sun Nov 17 2013, 21:27

Hmm Interested.
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