Mam Tor, shivering mountain

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TonyR
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Re: Mam Tor, shivering mountain

Postby TonyR » 12 Sep 2014, 1:47pm

Richard Fairhurst wrote:I believe Mam Tor is earmarked to become part of the long-absent NCN 6 from Sheffield to Manchester, as part of the Peak District National Park's cycling project. Don't know if any surface works are planned as part of it...


Its surface is already in better shape for cycling than most NCNs :wink:

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rudge
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Re: Mam Tor, shivering mountain

Postby rudge » 14 Mar 2015, 4:56am

That's interesting. When I wrote the original post I thought that the point of it was that this family, grandfather and grandson, were prepared to observe with apparent equanimity the potential obliteration of a harmless cyclist.

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Re: Mam Tor, shivering mountain

Postby Tail End Charlie » 14 Mar 2015, 10:05am

To be fair to them though, if that had happened, it would have been Darwinism in action. ;-)

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Re: Mam Tor, shivering mountain

Postby [XAP]Bob » 14 Mar 2015, 11:01am

Children are generally held not to be responsible for their actions, and the grandfather was probably a fair way away at the time...

I'd not blame the child for not warning you...
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Re: Mam Tor, shivering mountain

Postby Valbrona » 14 Mar 2015, 1:35pm

Tail End Charlie wrote:To be fair to them though, if that had happened, it would have been Darwinism in action. ;-)


:lol:
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Re: Mam Tor, shivering mountain

Postby The fat commuter » 14 Mar 2015, 3:10pm

I've lived in Sheffield over fifteen years and still never been along that road. May have a jaunt over there on the bike when I get time.

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Re: Mam Tor, shivering mountain

Postby rmurphy195 » 17 Mar 2015, 9:34am

I saw Mam Tor for the first time earlier this year, and the road in question which was originally huilt across a 4,000 year old landslide by an enterprising (VIctorian?) engineer to prvide a shallower route than the one up through the pass. And coming down as I recollect, isn't there a wooden barrier across the road to stop traffic? (I recollect something similar, with a turning point, at the bottom end)
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