Lincolnshire is not flat!

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Lincolnshire is not flat!

Postby djrikki » 20 Nov 2018, 8:58am

Whenever I mention I come from Lincolnshire the reply often includes the word "Flat" - and although that's certainly true for the Southern half; Lincolnshire is itself a BIG county - and the Northern half has it's own Area of Natural Beauty the 'Lincolnshire Wolds' which is definitely not flat.

So last Sunday I set out a 200km DIY in the brilliant sunshine to sample a bit of home territory including a new climb for me, Hillcrest.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EScm5kBru0o

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Re: Lincolnshire is not flat!

Postby pete75 » 20 Nov 2018, 11:02am

djrikki wrote:Whenever I mention I come from Lincolnshire the reply often includes the word "Flat" - and although that's certainly true for the Southern half; Lincolnshire is itself a BIG county - and the Northern half has it's own Area of Natural Beauty the 'Lincolnshire Wolds' which is definitely not flat.

So last Sunday I set out a 200km DIY in the brilliant sunshine to sample a bit of home territory including a new climb for me, Hillcrest.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EScm5kBru0o


Except the southern half of the county isn't all flat either. The fenland in the south of the county is flat but then so is the fenland in the north of the county.

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Re: Lincolnshire is not flat!

Postby pete75 » 20 Nov 2018, 11:04am

Duplicate.

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Re: Lincolnshire is not flat!

Postby Hobbs1951 » 20 Nov 2018, 11:35am

djrikki wrote:Whenever I mention I come from Lincolnshire the reply often includes the word "Flat" - and although that's certainly true for the Southern half; Lincolnshire is itself a BIG county - and the Northern half has it's own Area of Natural Beauty the 'Lincolnshire Wolds' which is definitely not flat.

So last Sunday I set out a 200km DIY in the brilliant sunshine to sample a bit of home territory including a new climb for me, Hillcrest.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EScm5kBru0o


Living near Louth in the Lincolnshire Wolds, and I could take anyone interested on some rides that would not be suitable for fixed gear machines. I see you've mainly been riding north of the A157 (not sure where in the county you live), apart from the short departure to D-o-B, but the Wolds - ridges and valleys - in the south west are much more interesting and hilly.

John.

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Re: Lincolnshire is not flat!

Postby djrikki » 20 Nov 2018, 2:32pm

Hobbs1951 wrote:Living near Louth in the Lincolnshire Wolds, and I could take anyone interested on some rides that would not be suitable for fixed gear machines. I see you've mainly been riding north of the A157 (not sure where in the county you live), apart from the short departure to D-o-B, but the Wolds - ridges and valleys - in the south west are much more interesting and hilly.
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Here's my activity from Sunday.

https://www.strava.com/activities/1972607805

I've ridden all over the Lincolnshire Wolds, although I do have a fair few pockets on more minor roads in the SW and SE yet to ride on, for example I don't think I've ever been to Candlesby.

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Re: Lincolnshire is not flat!

Postby Hobbs1951 » 20 Nov 2018, 3:00pm

I/we tend to ride on the minor roads, many with grass growing out of the middle, usually take in a few interesting sights along the way. A number of times a year we have a them - for example, in May we have a Dambuster's Raid Ride which begins in Woodhall Spa.

Candlesby, not far from me but I wouldn't make a point of riding there or including it on a route: plenty more interesting places.

John.

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Re: Lincolnshire is not flat!

Postby Mick F » 20 Nov 2018, 3:42pm

djrikki wrote:Here's my activity from Sunday.
https://www.strava.com/activities/1972607805.


From Strava I read that you did 208.7Km and climbed 1,164mtrs.
That means not a lot to me, so into numbers I can understand and comprehend, you did 129.7miles and climbed 5,459ft
That's 42ft per mile.

That's flat.

Well done on the distance though! :D
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Re: Lincolnshire is not flat!

Postby thirdcrank » 20 Nov 2018, 3:46pm

djrikki

Consider yourself spoken to. You may not get off so lightly if there's a recurrence. :wink:

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Re: Lincolnshire is not flat!

Postby Mick F » 20 Nov 2018, 3:47pm

:lol: :lol:
Unless I do 100ft per mile, I don't feel I've been cycling.
A week or so ago, I did 129ft per mile.
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Re: Lincolnshire is not flat!

Postby Mick F » 20 Nov 2018, 3:53pm

There you go.
129ft per mile.

It was only 30odd miles, but it was a good tough ride visiting Cornish Parish Churches.
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Re: Lincolnshire is not flat!

Postby brynpoeth » 20 Nov 2018, 3:59pm

Are the churches mostly atop the hills, or at the bottom?

Wales is not flat, but there is a low-lying bit near Casnewydd, the Gwent Levels, looks interesting but there is a plan to deface it. No! New roads :(

Which is the flattest/lowest county or district?
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Re: Lincolnshire is not flat!

Postby Mick F » 20 Nov 2018, 4:29pm

brynpoeth wrote:Are the churches mostly atop the hills, or at the bottom?
It varies, but one or the other mainly.
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Re: Lincolnshire is not flat!

Postby djrikki » 20 Nov 2018, 4:30pm

thirdcrank wrote:djrikki

Consider yourself spoken to. You may not get off so lightly if there's a recurrence. :wink:


Lol indeed.

MickF wrote:


Funnily enough I am thinkling of heading to Cornwall for a week over Christmas; weather-permitting. :lol:

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Re: Lincolnshire is not flat!

Postby Hobbs1951 » 20 Nov 2018, 5:03pm

djrikki wrote:Funnily enough I am thinkling of heading to Cornwall for a week over Christmas; weather-permitting. :lol:


Funnily enough I shall be in the Tamar then and then down to Penzance - visiting friends in both locations.

John.

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Re: Lincolnshire is not flat!

Postby Hobbs1951 » 20 Nov 2018, 5:06pm

brynpoeth wrote:Are the churches mostly atop the hills, or at the bottom?


As this is a Lincolnshire thread I'll answer the question...many churches are atop hills and some are very fine (one even has a large stained glass window dedicated to cyclists).

John Betjeman's favourite county after Cornwall.

John.