Cattle grids...

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Re: Cattle grids...

Postby Tinpotflowers » 26 Mar 2020, 4:37pm

DevonDamo wrote:
Tinpotflowers wrote:One for MikeF from Devon/Cornwall boarder country. Whilst I lived in Plymouth, I had the pleasure to experience going over a cattle grip both going up and down on a bead on the Yelverton to Princetown road. I am now unable to find it on google earth. MikeF Any ideals if it still there?


I can't think of any on the road between Yelverton and Princetown, but there is one further back towards Plymouth, near Clearbrook which fits your description. It's halfway up a steep hill, so you crawl up it on the way out from Plymouth and whizz over it on your way back:

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@50.4629897,-4.0783578,3a,75y,80.57h,68.98t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s62qTVaeggxDW3wtYdrVQFw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656


Yes that is the one my memory was faulty it a long time ago.

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Re: Cattle grids...

Postby Mick F » 26 Mar 2020, 4:57pm

DevonDamo wrote:I can't think of any on the road between Yelverton and Princetown .......

As I said, it's at the top of Peek Hill on the main road Yelverton/Princetown.
Going up, it's not long before the pond on the right.

Just here.
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Re: Cattle grids...

Postby DevonDamo » 26 Mar 2020, 7:38pm

Tinpotflowers wrote:Yes that is the one my memory was faulty it a long time ago.


I had a feeling it would be - it's the one I mentioned earlier in this thread as being both a painfully-slow on the uphill and zingingly-fast on the way back down.

MickF: I stand corrected - I've found your one on Google streetview:

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@50.51061 ... 2!1b1!2i50

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Re: Cattle grids...

Postby Mick F » 26 Mar 2020, 8:12pm

:D :D

One of my (good weather) rides is "Peek and Pork" or "Pork and Peek".

ie leaving here to Yelverton - about an hour to there - then up Peek Hill to Princetown, then down Pork Hill to Tavistock and then home to Gunnislake.

Do it the other way round too.
Pork Hill is one of the classic hills to climb in UK.
Coming down it, I once hit 52mph. :lol: :lol:
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