Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: PNW lifer
Bikes: 2007 C-dale 63cm T series. My 1994 was a better design 1994 Bianchi 61cm El/OS Sachs 2004 Rodreguiz 26' UTB touring thing
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Originally Posted by freckers
all I can find are bits and pieces published by their respective counties. It's a bit of a mess really.
Yes, is it a mess for those of us on the outside looking in.
After spending 2.5 months last summer on sustrans routes here is my 2 coppers worth.
Bring your serious gears and tires 700cx28 -> no
Where the #$%$@# is a centralized addenda page for the Major routes
Scale back your expected mileage.
It's ok to get fed up and jump on the main roads no one will think less of you.
In some areas there are way way way to many gates and gate styles.
Routes through cities are usually ill signed except for the 56 through Liverpool which should be a model for all city bike routes.
ACA maps are better.
Yes, I really do think route planners go out of their way to hit every hill in an area.
Which routes would I inflict upon friends?
Sustrans 7. (It's really popular with some sweet riding)
Northern Ireland Loop.