Whitby-Scarborough bridlway.

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Whitby-Scarborough bridlway.

Postby Milfred Cubicle » 11 Feb 2014, 7:16pm

Does anyone know, or have recently ridden the old railway line between Whitby and Scarborough? What sort of condition is it in, and what kind of surface? Thanks.

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Re: Whitby-Scarborough bridlway.

Postby timmitchell » 11 Feb 2014, 8:30pm

Did it on my Dawes Galaxy,32mm tyres, laden with panniers...a little rough around Ravenscar but rideable

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Re: Whitby-Scarborough bridlway.

Postby loafer » 11 Feb 2014, 9:11pm

timmitchell wrote:Did it on my Dawes Galaxy,32mm tyres, laden with panniers...a little rough around Ravenscar but rideable


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what he said ridden it loads of times .. but not lately stick with 28or 32 tyres you should be fine its a stunning ride great views and best of all no traffic :D info http://www.trailways.info/

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Re: Whitby-Scarborough bridlway.

Postby JamesE » 12 Feb 2014, 10:02pm

I tried to ride it from Scarborough-Boggle Hole last autumn, on 28mm tyres, and only got a mile or two out of Scarborough before giving up. Maybe it's better in the dry, but several days of rain had left the surface heavy and claggy, and my tyres kept sinking into the cinders and bogging down. I definitely wouldn't try it again unless I had much fatter tyres.

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Re: Whitby-Scarborough bridlway.

Postby nomisp » 13 Feb 2014, 5:51pm

Hi. I rode this route last Sept, also on a fully loaded galaxy. The initial few miles out of Scarborough was hard work, rainwater had scoured deep ruts running down the track in places causing a lot of careful riding from ridge to ridge , after that surface was good. It seemed the route was one long drag up from Scarborough and then a pleasant ride down into Whitby. Very easy to do in a days ride. Nomisp

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Re: Whitby-Scarborough bridlway.

Postby Dean » 13 Feb 2014, 6:24pm

I rode the last bit from Ruswarp into Whitby last week. That bit was muddy, so I dread to think what the rest of the route is like at the moment.

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Re: Whitby-Scarborough bridlway.

Postby Dean » 13 Feb 2014, 6:39pm

The A171's a shorter route if you're on your own, MC.

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Re: Whitby-Scarborough bridlway.

Postby Milfred Cubicle » 15 Feb 2014, 6:01pm

Thanks folks. Just wanted to check before hauling 2 tandems to Whitby. P.s. meant to write 'bridleway'-ended up sounding like the policeman from Allo, allo.

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Re: Whitby-Scarborough bridlway.

Postby gaz » 15 Feb 2014, 6:05pm

Could have been worse.
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Re: Whitby-Scarborough bridlway.

Postby MikeF » 15 Feb 2014, 9:28pm

gaz wrote:Could have been worse.
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