uk muni trails?

Is there a list of places to do muni in the UK anywhere?

If so I’ve got a couple to add to it that are very handy for any South London
muni peoples, otherwise see the bit at the bottom:-

West End Common (Esher)

Nice place for learning stuff, you’re really only allowed on the bridleways but
there are quite a few of them to ride on and if you accidentally fail to work
out what’s a bridleway and what isn’t, there are some nice bits to play on. The
first place I’ve been to that has scary bits, a few steep descents, including
the way down to the river which is a steep set of steps. Small area, so no
distance rides here, more for learning / playing around. Quite dusty when we
went there, probably gets very muddy in wet weather.

http://www.streetmap.co.uk/streetmap.dll?grid2map?x=512500&y=163500&zoom=4&i
sp=200&ism=1000&arrow=y?126,172

Nearest train station - Hersham 1.5km (trains from waterloo) Parking at West End
Common (arrow marked on the streetmap page), you can ride off from here.

Shooter’s Hill (nr. Greenwich)

 <a href="http://www.streetmap.co.uk/streetmap.dll?G2M?X=544848&Y=176272&A=Y&Z=3">http://www.streetmap.co.uk/streetmap.dll?G2M?X=544848&Y=176272&A=Y&Z=3</a>

Small wood and park on the side of a hill. Good place for a very first play at
muni. Brambly in parts though. Little streams to ride through, hill isn’t too
steep. Nothing too challenging here, but I had great fun starting off here. Good
place just to get used to riding in mud etc.

Nearest station Falconwood (from Waterloo east/London bridge, not sure which)
Parking at the top of Shooters Hill near the big tower.

If no-one else has a site already listing trails, I’ve got a quick demo of one
at http://odin.prohosting.com/~jmjmjm/unicycle/submit.html which would basically
allow you to add a trail yourself to a webpage full of trail details. Can anyone
suggest anything that would be useful? Would anyone use it? The list of country
areas is just an example as is the major town list, which could maybe be
replaced by a text field? I’d quite like this because people could add their
local trails and we’d get a great big list of places. If I was feeling really
like learning too much about cgi-scripts I could add lists sorted by area,
difficulty etc. I can put this up on my own web-space, or give it to someone
else to look after if there’s a more sensible place to keep it that doesn’t
pop-up ad banners?

RE: uk muni trails?

Paul Selwood started a page a while back, although I dont see any recent
updates…

http://www.vimes.u-net.com/routes.html

SIMON
>-----Original Message----- From: Joe Marshall [mailto:joe_marshall@bigfoot.com]
>Sent: Tuesday, February 27, 2001 4:01 PM Subject: uk muni trails?
>
>
>Is there a list of places to do muni in the UK anywhere?
>
>If so I’ve got a couple to add to it that are very handy for any South London
>muni peoples, otherwise see the bit at the bottom:-

Re: uk muni trails?

Yes, we’ve decided not to do any off-road uni/bike stuff for the next couple
of weeks because of this. Tuh. Just when I ordered a nice new offroad tyre
too. Typical.

“Danny Colyer” <danny@speedy5.freeserve.co.uk> wrote in message > And wherever
you go, for the next few weeks at least remember to check which
> areas off-roaders are being asked to avoid because of foot & mouth. The
> government has now imposed restrictions on access to some rights of way
(see
> http://www.maff.gov.uk/inf/newsrel/2001/010227d.htm ). There are interactive
> maps of restricted areas at
>
http://maffgis.maff.gov.uk/website/fmd/viewer.htm?Title=Foot%20and%20Mouth%2
> -%20Restricted%20Areas and
> http://www.channel4news.co.uk/home/20010228/Story06.hml

Re: uk muni trails?

That’s why I was thinking of one where you could add your own trails
automatically, so it didn’t rely on one particular person updating the page. If
everyone just logged on when they’d ridden somewhere new then we’d end up with a
nice list of trails which you could browse by region or difficulty or whatever
to find somewhere new to go. Kind of like http://www.mountain-bike-trails.com/
but unicycley and easy to add places to. Also I’d like something that didn’t
just concentrate on long rides, also places to go play, eg. small areas near a
station or a carpark with steep bits and lots of big drop-offs or lots of rocks
to play with. Especially around london, good places like that aren’t that easy
to find if you don’t live somewhere near them.

Joe

“Idiots on Unicycles” <6x@postmaster.co.uk> wrote in message
news:PM.8314.983350939@pmweb5.uk1.bibliotech.net
> Paul Selwood started a page a while back, although I dont see any recent
updates…
>
> http://www.vimes.u-net.com/routes.html
>
>
> SIMON

Re: uk muni trails?

> “Idiots on Unicycles” <6x@postmaster.co.uk> wrote in message
> news:PM.8314.983350939@pmweb5.uk1.bibliotech.net
>> Paul Selwood started a page a while back, although I dont see any recent
> updates…
>>
>> http://www.vimes.u-net.com/routes.html
>>
We havnt added any new routes to our muni guide recently its true. This is
largely because we’ve only put up descriptions of routes that are not recorded
else where. In the last year or two our muni riding has either been on trails
that are well documented in books and mags , or hasn’t been so great that we
felt it worth sharing. We’ve riden chunks of the south downs way, the ridge way,
forestry commission stuff in swinely forest, routes from the OS bike guides etc
and started trail questing which is a totaly different kind of expedition.

It just happened that in Scarborough we lived near a patch of great riding that
was only scantily documented. Down south as we are now there are oddles of
documented trails.

Sorry to disapoint you , but not every ride we take is worthy of a write up and
route guide.

sarah & paul

                Euro-cycle 2001 20 - 22 July Plymouth UK
                     A european unicycle convention
                        <a href="http://www.eurocycle.org/">http://www.eurocycle.org</a>

Re: uk muni trails?

Idiots on Unicycles wrote:
> Paul Selwood started a page a while back, although I dont see any recent
updates…
>
> http://www.vimes.u-net.com/routes.html

And wherever you go, for the next few weeks at least remember to check which
areas off-roaders are being asked to avoid because of foot & mouth. The
government has now imposed restrictions on access to some rights of way (see
http://www.maff.gov.uk/inf/newsrel/2001/010227d.htm ). There are interactive
maps of restricted areas at
http://maffgis.maff.gov.uk/website/fmd/viewer.htm?Title=Foot%20and%20Mouth%2
-%20Restricted%20Areas and
http://www.channel4news.co.uk/home/20010228/Story06.hml


Danny Colyer (remove your.mind to reply)
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