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    Default Cycling the Leeds - Liverpool canal

    Think about cycling the length of the Leeds/Liverpool canal for charity..anyone done it or know of anyone who has?

    Just looking for some advice etc...

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    Quote Originally Posted by lofty View Post
    Think about cycling the length of the Leeds/Liverpool canal for charity..anyone done it or know of anyone who has?

    Just looking for some advice etc...
    dont stop or you will have your bike nicked.....
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    We ride between litherland and maghull which doesnt sound far, its about 3 miles as the crow flys but more around 10 on the canal route.

    Only thing I can say is look out for crazy arse swans!

    If you do this I might give it a go aswell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lofty View Post
    Think about cycling the length of the Leeds/Liverpool canal for charity..anyone done it or know of anyone who has?

    Just looking for some advice etc...
    Have a look at the charities or go to the libray to see if anything is running in your area..

    How about getting a few people together and then aproching a charty of your choice....

    I would be up for it, depends on when you are looking to do it; more likely next year for me...

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    We used to get the train to Parbold from Wigan and cycle up the canal to Top Lock by Haigh Hall quite regularly.Was about 8-9 miles and about 8 or 9 pubs along the way too . Happy days

    quick google revealed this story..

    http://www.liverpool.gov.uk/News/new...?render=liquid

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    hope you have a comfy saddle! thats a fair distance, it will keep you fit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NellyD View Post
    Have a look at the charities or go to the libray to see if anything is running in your area..

    How about getting a few people together and then aproching a charty of your choice....

    I would be up for it, depends on when you are looking to do it; more likely next year for me...
    There are annual events that cover this, but fancy doing a ride with no so many riders.. a handful at most would be best.

    It will either be within the next couple of months or next year if I don't get the time this year.

    Quote Originally Posted by jay_mac View Post
    We used to get the train to Parbold from Wigan and cycle up the canal to Top Lock by Haigh Hall quite regularly.Was about 8-9 miles and about 8 or 9 pubs along the way too . Happy days

    quick google revealed this story..

    http://www.liverpool.gov.uk/News/new...?render=liquid
    I used to live near Parbold and have done quite a few miles on the canal there, even went past Haigh Hall just the other day on it.

    Quote Originally Posted by moorlander View Post
    hope you have a comfy saddle! thats a fair distance, it will keep you fit!
    to right.. I done 20 miles yesterday on it and definitely need a new one.

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    I done 45.5 miles on my bike yesterday with a top speed of 44.1mph! , so I think the canal should be ok. Going to do it this year (more of a rec ride) and then organise one for next year if anyone is interested??

    Any sponsorship welcome Charity will be Cancer Research (will probably be through JustGiving.com nearer the time)

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    Quote Originally Posted by lofty View Post
    There are annual events that cover this, but fancy doing a ride with no so many riders.. a handful at most would be best.

    It will either be within the next couple of months or next year if I don't get the time this year.



    I used to live near Parbold and have done quite a few miles on the canal there, even went past Haigh Hall just the other day on it.



    to right.. I done 20 miles yesterday on it and definitely need a new one.
    I will be up for this, just let me know when! I better start training for this, have not been on my bike for about a month, but quick to get back into it....

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    Quote Originally Posted by NellyD View Post
    I will be up for this, just let me know when! I better start training for this, have not been on my bike for about a month, but quick to get back into it....
    I'm sure you'll pick it up first ride, I missed a couple of years and it only took me about 3 rides to get back up to speed.. no showing me up though..

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