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Old 01-04-2015, 07:48 PM   #1
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Change in schedule. Will be heading to IOM TT June 4-9 and then renting bikes June 10-17.

However, would still appreciate suggestions on where to ride and what to see given our limited number of 7 riding days. Considering Scotland! :-) Doable? Recommended?

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Old 01-11-2015, 07:23 AM   #2
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As your time is limited, I'd suggest a mini tour of mid and north Wales, avoiding the south as it's industrialised. The roads are good and largely quiet.
Alternatively the West country - Cornwall, Devon, but narrower, more nadgery lanes, but very scenic fishing villages.
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Old 01-11-2015, 12:25 PM   #3
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Old 01-11-2015, 01:07 PM   #4
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Hi mate, I'm at IOM 8-11 then heading to Scotland for a week or so. I'll be with a mate from Oz (I live in London), we'll be on a bike each (both mine). Where are you picking up/dropping off bikes?

Wales is brilliant but I imagine Scotland also good! Depending on where you're getting the bikes from will influence where you can get to within 7 days. Let me know if you need specific info.

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Old 01-11-2015, 01:39 PM   #5
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As 'kiwi Pete' said a lot of it depends on where you'll be renting your bikes from, but considering you'll most likely be taking a ferry to the Isle of Man from Liverpool and back, I'd highly recommend you look into the Lakes District, stunningly beautiful mountainous region in the North West...Scotland is also gorgeous but the 'midges' can be insane at times and potentially spoil your vacation, but whatever you decide your going to have a blast, and I'm jealous...

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Old 01-11-2015, 01:44 PM   #6
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Hi Pete - we're picking up bikes in Chichester on the 10th and planning to overnight in Liverpool and then considering Glasgow the next night, sharing in Scotland till the 15th and then heading south along the east coast to get back in Chichester on the 17th.

Thanks all, for info. Keep it coming!

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Old 01-12-2015, 04:17 AM   #7
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Okay mate, well FFS avoid the "M" ways where possible - they're bloody boring.

Here's a route north I recommend; takes you through Wales. Probably about 6-7 hours riding.

Chichester ->
A34 to Oxford
A40 toward Woodstock, Cheltenham, Glouster
A49 at Ross on Wye to Hereford
A438 to A44 to Crossgates
A483 north to Newtown
A489/A470 to Dinas Mawddwy - there's a pub there you can stay at.

From Dinas Mawddwy it's about 5-6 hours to Glasgow via M ways from Liverpool, so taking back roads it'll take a bit longer.

My mate and I will probably be on the road not far behind you so keep in touch if you like, or see you on the IOM!

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See if you can rent the bikes for your entire stay. You will not be happy on the Island during TT week and dependent on public transit or a car. Been three times. Once with a car and twice on bikes. Bikes on the island best way to enjoy....Dave
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Might be helpful to you....

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=985956
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