Paul77

Northamptonshire MTB rides plus some further afield

Northamptonshire MTB rides plus some further afield

Collection by Paul77

17

Tours

37:40 h

288 mi

12,350 ft

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Tours & Highlights

  • 02:17
    18.1 mi
    7.9 mph
    825 ft
    775 ft
  • 02:41
    19.3 mi
    7.2 mph
    1,175 ft
    1,175 ft
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  • 02:20
    14.3 mi
    6.1 mph
    1,100 ft
    1,125 ft

    Short ride but some good climbs - over 1000 ft in all. Ways mostly good and good going. Good views from top of Honey Hill and it's worth a short diversion off Carvels Lane to see Naseby Reservoir.

  • 01:27
    12.7 mi
    8.8 mph
    625 ft
    500 ft
  • 15.0 mi
    -- mph

    Excellent ride - it was a beautiful day and the views across the countryside were excellent. Unfortunately something went wrong with my gps-photo-sync so the photos are not in the right place. I tried to fix it but the track won't load into Lightroom properly, seems to be a disparity between the gps time and camera time. Quite a tough ride (for me) as it "undulates".

  • 05:45
    29.2 mi
    5.1 mph
    1,225 ft
    1,250 ft

    Enjoyable ride over good tracks with very little road work. It goes from a leisure park based on lakes left over from old gravel extraction to an ancient monument. I park in the side road just off the A6 and pick up the track just over the old bridge and head toward Stanwick lakes Leisure Park. Unfortunately Lyveden is a National Trust property so, unless you are a member there is a charge to look around the site.

  • 03:50
    21.4 mi
    5.6 mph
    750 ft
    750 ft

    This is a surprisingly tough ride (for me). It's the first serious off-road ride I tried on my Mountain Bike. It starts from the Horse Box car park in Salcey Forest, which is just off the route but its free parking. Only downside is the short section of the bridleway from the Forest to meet the route that goes over a field where the track is very rough. I would definitely recommend a full suspension bike for the whole of this route. We normally have a break for lunch at Castlethorpe where there is bench in the sun or a bus stop shelter in case of inclement weather. Unfortunately, I don't have any photos from the ride but you do get good views over Milton Keynes and it is a very pleasant part of Northamptonshire anyway.

  • 03:15
    19.3 mi
    5.9 mph
    725 ft
    725 ft

    Quite a pleasant ride not as strenuous as the Hanslope Round although it does share a short section on the NE of the ride. Sorry, only one picture taken on the route of the ride.

  • Intermediate
    01:49
    15.1 mi
    8.3 mph
    400 ft
    400 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Advanced riding skills necessary.
  • 01:48
    15.6 mi
    8.7 mph
    525 ft
    500 ft
  • 01:41
    13.2 mi
    7.8 mph
    575 ft
    525 ft
  • 01:17
    11.6 mi
    9.1 mph
    475 ft
    525 ft

    Hi Phil - I haven't taken out a subscription but I did purchase the full set of maps, as I originally started using the app for foreign holidays where I …

  • 02:10
    22.0 mi
    10.2 mph
    900 ft
    875 ft

    This is the NW section of my proposed Norbital 2. It follows the new section via Harlestone Firs before re-joining the Norbital at Brackmills, then turning North early through Thorplands.

  • 02:09
    18.2 mi
    8.4 mph
    975 ft
    1,000 ft

    This almost follows the "official" Norbital. Missed a sign near Whitehills but didn't make much difference. We also diverted off the track alongside the A45 through Ecton Brook as it was too noisy.

  • 01:19
    13.3 mi
    10.1 mph
    700 ft
    700 ft

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    17
  • Distance
    288 mi
  • Duration
    37:40 h
  • Elevation
    12,350 ft

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