Originally Posted by hiero2
The last time I rode in England, Wales, and Ireland was before mt bikes hit the big time. I remember that they had lots of foot paths marked on their Ordnance maps (their version of detailed topo) - many more than the US. All looked very interesting. Do they get mtb use? With all the old farms and tracks - it must be like having great bunches of fire roads to check out!
Kind of. and what you referr to are linked to the rail system. the one thing that has intrigued me is the foot paths near rail tracks and the wide birth the rail systems has. most rails have huge space with what looks like a well maintained gravel road. Like a total gravel road type system between towns. I could imagine some serious CX bike or as we have here now Gravel Bikes in the US. Although the friends and family I have cycling there dont use them fir that intended purpose.
I did a group road ride up in the Dales and however beautiful, it was the most frightening thing with no bike lane. Very few cars but the ones that were passing were crazy fast.