Old coach Road...?

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Old coach Road...?

Post by Tramp » Sun Aug 23, 2020 5:29 pm

Okay... Is this doable on a xt660z solo with panniers etc.... With tkc front and mitas e07 plus rear at sensible scenic speeds... I'm planning a very long condensed ride late Sept... Lol.

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Re: Old coach Road...?

Post by minkyhead » Sun Aug 23, 2020 7:46 pm

meaning the lakes coach road to ulleswater ..... ? if so yes at the moment its in good repair ,,it has changed severel time in the last few years with some pretty spectacular erosion ruts from the floods ..but repairs have been done and its doable on a big bike for sure

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Re: Old coach Road...?

Post by Tramp » Sun Aug 23, 2020 7:56 pm

Ey that's the one.... Is there a better way to do it to take in the views? I'm more a downhill guy than uphill climbs lol....

Seen your old vids too... Can't be worse than the strata florid lol...

Was also going to do Salter fell on way up, haven't been up the Bowland area for years... Used to live in Preston...

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Re: Old coach Road...?

Post by Hugh » Sun Aug 23, 2020 8:06 pm

Greetings,

My advice would be to travel from Dockray towards Keswick on an adventure bike but since the repairs it should be possible in either direction.

If you want a GPX route then look on ViewRanger under Dockray for a route that I published a few years ago. There are others too from the Penrith area.

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Re: Old coach Road...?

Post by Steve T » Sun Aug 23, 2020 8:50 pm

Me and my eldest did it that way on F8GSs several years ago, certainly before any repairs, and by feck was the going tuff :shock:

Distinctly remember chatting to a 4x4 driver and his girlfriend as we made our way up - the car was at a jaunty 35+ dgree angle, with 1 set of wheels in a rut and the others on the top of the bank :roll:

Enjoy yer ride Tramp :D , I'm hoping to be down that way next month, if all the planets align :roll:

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Re: Old coach Road...?

Post by bowber » Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:18 pm

Currently you could do it on just about anything with a reasonable ground clearance, the Keswick end is a little rocky but nothing major.

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