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    Hey,
    I'll be picking up a bike in Rotherham Wednesday of next week. I'm riding back to Holyhead to catch the ferry home.

    I'm planning on going through the Peak District. Can any of you recommend a good route?

    Thanks!

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    No specific routes to advise on but if you draw a straight line on a map from Rotherham to shrewsbury and then go with the roads that take you more or less along that line you wont go too far wrong !
    It depends on your time frame as you could deviate and take in Strines and/or the snake pass

    From Shrewsbury the world is your oyster so to speak as there are so many good roads

    Peak district is well speed limited though
    Just a Prospect at the moment

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    Thanks Redrick. I'll take a look at some maps later. really is a lovely part of the world. I'm looking forward to heading through it again! New bike to me, so I doubt I'll be breaking any land speed records until I've gelled with it. Hope it's dry out!!

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    If you need somewhere to stay - I'm in Sheffield just down the road from Rotherham - let me know

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    Quote Originally Posted by gspod View Post
    If you need somewhere to stay - I'm in Sheffield just down the road from Rotherham - let me know
    Most kind of you

    I'm going to make a beeline for hollyhead though. I have to work the next day unfortunatly

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smelly Old Boots View Post
    Most kind of you

    I'm going to make a beeline for hollyhead though. I have to work the next day unfortunatly
    Use one 'L' in your satnav if you want to arrive in time for your ferry
    KEA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timolgra View Post
    Use one 'L' in your satnav if you want to arrive in time for your ferry
    What does the L stand for? Lost?!

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    I looked at the map and aiming for Shrewsbury is a good idea. I can take the A5 the rest of the way. Cheers.

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    I'm hoping this weather plays ball. I've this in mind:

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1tR...1M&usp=sharing

    Hope it's not too ambitious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smelly Old Boots View Post
    I'm hoping this weather plays ball. I've this in mind:

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1tR...1M&usp=sharing

    Hope it's not too ambitious.
    If you have the time i would drop a little further south, Oswestry and then Balla and get the B4391 in to festiniog it is a super road !
    Just a Prospect at the moment

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    Hope to meet up with you tomorrow Owen

    Was intending to ride part of the way back with you, but that's not looking possible now

    See you tomorrow

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    Quote Originally Posted by redrick View Post
    If you have the time i would drop a little further south, Oswestry and then Balla and get the B4391 in to festiniog it is a super road !
    I'll take a look now!


    Quote Originally Posted by Micky View Post
    Hope to meet up with you tomorrow Owen

    Was intending to ride part of the way back with you, but that's not looking possible now

    See you tomorrow

    Sounds good Shame your not free for a bit of spin!

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    Quote Originally Posted by redrick View Post
    If you have the time i would drop a little further south, Oswestry and then Balla and get the B4391 in to festiniog it is a super road !
    I've had another look. Does this look better? I've been on some of these roads before in Wales. The bit I'm wondering about is from Bakewell to buxton. Nice road but I'm wondering would I be as well off going from bakewell along the A515 to leek instead? Looks that little bit shorter and I don't have a lot of time.

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Rw...2s&usp=sharing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smelly Old Boots View Post
    I've had another look. Does this look better? I've been on some of these roads before in Wales. The bit I'm wondering about is from Bakewell to buxton. Nice road but I'm wondering would I be as well off going from bakewell along the A515 to leek instead? Looks that little bit shorter and I don't have a lot of time.

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Rw...2s&usp=sharing
    Looks better to me but then its all preference as for the 515 and leek my view on the peak roads is that you are as well off burnt as scalded so if it saves 10 or 20 minutes or so then yes and use the time better in wales. As you cam probably tell I am not the bigest Peak district fan so take that into account. Overly busy and heavily speed limited ( 50MPH) roads but spectacular scenery and without the time to explore the smaller and better roads in the Peaks then just get through it would be my advice
    Just a Prospect at the moment

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    Quote Originally Posted by redrick View Post
    Looks better to me but then its all preference as for the 515 and leek my view on the peak roads is that you are as well off burnt as scalded so if it saves 10 or 20 minutes or so then yes and use the time better in wales. As you cam probably tell I am not the bigest Peak district fan so take that into account. Overly busy and heavily speed limited ( 50MPH) roads but spectacular scenery and without the time to explore the smaller and better roads in the Peaks then just get through it would be my advice
    I think I'll do that. I've been in Buxton before and I'm not a fan of the opera!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smelly Old Boots View Post
    i've been in Buxton before and I'm not a fan of the opera!
    There's always the Buzz Comedy Club in the Opera House.

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