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probably been done before so sorry could any one one post any links please...

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    Default green lanes in northamptonshire

    probably been done before so sorry could any one one post any links please
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    Trail Riders Fellowship - Groups
    South Northants Contact :Graham Walker Telephone :07841 158820 Email :Click here The South Northants group meets on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 9pm. We meet at The Old Sun 10, Middle St, Nether Heyford, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN7 3LL. Click here for a Map (opens a new browser window).
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    Default Re: green lanes in northamptonshire

    there are a bunch of peeps I ride out with in North Beds / South northants. As Adam said the TRF are there to help, also worth getting a decent O/S map.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by aceboy View Post
    there are a bunch of peeps I ride out with in North Beds / South northants. As Adam said the TRF are there to help, also worth getting a decent O/S map.....
    i live all bar the shouting in nether hayford so may pop over as anything near there is perfect,i have no wish(reads talent) to be anything more than to pass the odd hour away,near to home.

    would not have a clue how to hold one never mind read an o/s map

    some one told me thier was a trail in nether hayford on the opposite side of a45 as you exit village,think i actually road it on a horse a few years back but has several gates when you enter .

    was hoping that thier was a map/direction that said
    "you follow this lane pillock and no one will start bothering you"

    maybe i would be better trying the track on the a43 by blissworth,which i think adam goes to he posted a link for me once
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    Quote Originally Posted by mel View Post
    would not have a clue how to hold one never mind read an o/s map
    Then learn.
    Or don't ever go out without guide.
    To do otherwise would be irresponsible and damaging to trail riding.

    Map reading REALLY isn't that difficult, especially on defined tracks in a relatively built up area like Northants.
    Use a 1:50000 scale OS map and look for -+-+-+-+ which is Byway Open to All Traffic (BOAT).
    There are others that can be used but they need more knowledge to ascertain legality.
    Which is where the guide/TRF comes in, as they have done the research and have the knowledge.
    If you really can't figure out an OS map, I will happily spend a day with you teaching you.

    As for the lanes near you...
    The one north out of Upper Heyford to Little Brington:
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    There's a group near Moreton Pinkney:
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    North of Silverstone:
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    but like I say, really you need to ensure they are legal.
    At the very least check for signs at the start of them if they have a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) on them.

    It really is safer to go with someone who knows the score tho, both legally as you won't be riding legal trails, morally cos you won't be alienating us even more by riding illegal trails and physically cos if you come a cropper you will have someone around to help.

    As for the practice track:
    http://www.enduroland.co.uk/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam View Post
    Then learn.
    Or don't ever go out without guide.
    To do otherwise would be irresponsible and damaging to trail riding.

    Map reading REALLY isn't that difficult, especially on defined tracks in a relatively built up area like Northants.
    Use a 1:50000 scale OS map and look for -+-+-+-+ which is Byway Open to All Traffic (BOAT).
    There are others that can be used but they need more knowledge to ascertain legality.
    Which is where the guide/TRF comes in, as they have done the research and have the knowledge.
    If you really can't figure out an OS map, I will happily spend a day with you teaching you.

    As for the lanes near you...
    The one north out of Upper Heyford to Little Brington:
    Maps of the world, street map search - powered by Multimap
    There's a group near Moreton Pinkney:
    Maps of the world, street map search - powered by Multimap
    North of Silverstone:
    Maps of the world, street map search - powered by Multimap

    but like I say, really you need to ensure they are legal.
    At the very least check for signs at the start of them if they have a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) on them.

    It really is safer to go with someone who knows the score tho, both legally as you won't be riding legal trails, morally cos you won't be alienating us even more by riding illegal trails and physically cos if you come a cropper you will have someone around to help.

    As for the practice track:
    enduroland
    thanks,ill have a look
    you hit the nail on the head i dont want to upset anyone
    however group ride-outs not my thing,
    however much you/they dont want to you get either the competative edge or the feeling you are holding people back--which usually ends up with more gear more and more pain--in my case anyway

    ill get an o/s map and check it out i can always pop over the sun,but more than likely go to enduroland as its only 2 mins away
    only been trail riding once and it was extreme in mid wales -was a bugger riding road bike back with 2 broken and 1 cracked rib

    just finishing off a project bike i bought and want to while away the odd hour very local to home with a pack of cigs and a phone and be able to push bike home if my previous mechanical skills not up to scratch.

    thanks for your replies/advice
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    Default Re: green lanes in northamptonshire

    Quote Originally Posted by Adam View Post
    Then learn.


    As for the practice track:
    enduroland
    i could have sworn when you posted it before it was just off the a43 at blisworth--is thier another one thier or am i going mad

    either are not a problem just as near,(5mins)i assume novice riders not frowned on normal day tickets

    thier is also a track on a farm right off the a5 in nether heyford,but only driven in thier once as gate always closed but you can hear them on a sunday morning that may be more competition than pleasure though
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    Seriously, get yourself down on this:
    http://www.therevcounter.co.uk/ride-ou...-friendly.html

    There won't be any pressure to perform.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam View Post
    Seriously, get yourself down on this:
    http://www.therevcounter.co.uk/ride-ou...-friendly.html

    There won't be any pressure to perform.
    i spend far too much money and time at race tracks around the country
    (all the gear no idea sort of thing)

    i have bought a crappy old bike hopefully fixed it and want to pootle about
    (crm mk1 in mechanics section)
    if it was near to home i would love to,but ill take you up on your offer of o/s map reading if your up at the enduroland track some time,
    it wont take you all day am not overly thick

    (the reason i dont use capitals is "caps button"broke)
    poor grammer and spelling down to me
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    Quote Originally Posted by mel View Post
    i could have sworn when you posted it before it was just off the a43 at blisworth--is thier another one thier or am i going mad
    There is a couple of locations as a single one can't sustain the use and abuse, plus it annoys the NIMBYs less if it moves location .

    Quote Originally Posted by mel View Post
    i have bought a crappy old bike hopefully fixed it and want to pootle about
    (crm mk1 in mechanics section)
    Perfect.
    That's the whole idea of green laning.
    On most runs there's 6 or less of us.
    Big groups don't go down well with the anti brigade.
    You can't get drawn in like on a road ride, as you have to keep your own space.
    Seriously, try it some time. If it's not for you and you never go again, what have you lost? But if you enjoy it.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by mel View Post
    however group ride-outs not my thing,
    however much you/they dont want to you get either the competative edge or the feeling you are holding people back--which usually ends up with more gear more and more pain--in my case anyway

    If you tell people you are a novice they should ride accordingly. I went out in the first time in Feb, the guys I went with put no pressure on me, they gave me tips & hints. i had a great time.

    Next time we do a silverstone run, i will let yuo know. I almost always go on saturdays. however the guys do do sunday runs. take a look on the milton keynes bikers site ::.MKBikers.com.:: Home Page :: you have to register, but it is a free site. They have an off road section
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    Quote Originally Posted by aceboy View Post
    If you tell people you are a novice they should ride accordingly. I went out in the first time in Feb, the guys I went with put no pressure on me, they gave me tips & hints. i had a great time.

    Next time we do a silverstone run, i will let yuo know. I almost always go on saturdays. however the guys do do sunday runs. take a look on the milton keynes bikers site ::.MKBikers.com.:: Home Page :: you have to register, but it is a free site. They have an off road section

    they will work out i am a novice as i pull up--no need to tell them
    cheers yes please let me know
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