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Just got home and caught up with the thread! Seems likely that we'll have to pick up some cohorts on the way if we want a decent pelaton going into Berwick! So while I was teaching I managed to sort a few things out for the trip. I'm leaving here in 30 minutes in the C5 convertible from my Meander and I have managed to find a very useful pair of trailers. I will take the one with the canoes and my mate will take the bikes. That way we can leave the sharabang in a car park when we fancy a paddle or a bit of off roading. I am staying at the Derby Ibis Budget tonight and meeting Bob at the Derby Station Car park at 06.00 to head to Mickleover hopefully to meet up for the ride to Ashbourne. Where is the finishing line for the first day? Maybe at The Quiet Woman, Earl Sterndale (Motto: “Soft Words Turneth Away Wrath” )? :)
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bobins wrote:
17 May 2020, 20:54
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17 May 2020, 20:50

So not quite exactly there with Buxton.

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OK, will Earl Sterndale do ? :-D

Absolutely! Well done.

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moizeau wrote:
17 May 2020, 21:00
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Yes the more excentric the transport the better, although along some of the railway line sections motors are in theory prohibited, but this is a virtual tour after all so anything goes...just join in :-D

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mickthemaverick wrote:
17 May 2020, 21:03
I am staying at the Derby Ibis Budget tonight and meeting Bob at the Derby Station Car park at 06.00 to head to Mickleover hopefully to meet up for the ride to Ashbourne. Where is the finishing line for the first day? Maybe at The Quiet Woman, Earl Sterndale (Motto: “Soft Words Turneth Away Wrath” )? :)
THis little rough guide copied from one of the blogs may assist. Having read the one star reviews of the Quiet Woman I think I will be giving my hard earned virtual to a Mrs Cannybody I can find at a B&B. Over at Whaley Bridge you will have seen the reservoir in the news with the collapsing dam wall. I'm sure you could have a bit midnight canoeing without anyone noticing!

Day 1 Derby to Whaley Bridge
Day 2 Whaley Bridge to Slaithwaite
Day 3 Slaithwaite to Barnoldswick
Day 4 Barnoldswick to Dent
Day 5 Dent to Alston
Day 6 Alston to Bellingham
Day 7 Bellingham to Wooler
Day 8 Wooler to Berwick

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OK Thanks Neil, We'll aim for the Springbank Guest House in Reservoir Road Whaley Bridge as they seem to be inviting us: :-D
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Pennine Cycleway Quiz Question Number 1
So just as a flavour, where is the start of National Cycle Route 68 (South end), and which former railway is it on, and is there a fascinating "not a lot of people know about that" fact to be teased out.

This may help, I think the "Start Point" has already been considered in the thread.

http://www.old-dalby.com/mickleover_station_area.htm

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mickthemaverick wrote:
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OK Thanks Neil, We'll aim for the Springbank Guest House in Reservoir Road Whaley Bridge as they seem to be inviting us: :-D

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That will do nicely Mick!

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
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Pennine Cycleway Quiz Question Number 1
So just as a flavour, where is the start of National Cycle Route 68 (South end), and which former railway is it on, and is there a fascinating "not a lot of people know about that" fact to be teased out.
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As far as I can find the original start is in Etwall Village at the site of the old Etwall Station on the Great Northern Railway which was opened in 1878. The village yields the interesting fact that every May they hold a well dressing festival. !!

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That'll do Mick. One more on a Derby theme which you might recall a few names.
Pennine Cycleway Quiz Question Number 3
How Many surnames can you add to the 11 most used players by Brian Clough when Derby won the first division championship in 1971/1972, shirt numbers mostly right I think.

1 Colin 42
2 John 41
3 Ron 38
4 Colin 40
5 Roy 38
6 Archie 40
7 John 39
8 Alan 31
9 Kevin 42
10 John 40
11 Alan 38
Remarkable formula really......same team every week!

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1 Colin Boulton 42
2 John Robson 41
3 Ron Webster 38
4 Colin Todd 40
5 Roy McFarland 38
6 Archie Gemmel 40
7 John McGovern 39
8 Alan Durban 31
9 Kevin Hector 42
10 John O'Hare 40
11 Alan Hinton 38
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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
17 May 2020, 23:06
That'll do Mick. One more on a Deby theme which you might recall a few names.

How Many surnames can you add to the 11 most used players by Brian Clough when Derby won the first division championship in 1971/1972, shirt numbers mostly right I think.

1 Colin 42
2 John 41
3 Ron 38
4 Colin 40 Todd
5 Roy 38 McFarland
6 Archie 40 Gemmill
7 John 39
8 Alan 31 Durban

9 Kevin 42 Hector
10 John 40
11 Alan 38 Hinton

TOH and I peeked at the spoiler to check Hector!!

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Cloughie took his number 7 on the list with him virtually wherever he went. I think Alan Hinton was one of the White boots brigade and had a tremendous shot, and John O'Hare did have a spell at Sunderland as did Colin Todd.

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I have a soft spot for Derby as they gave my favourite Chelsea man of all time a start in management and didn't he do well?
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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
17 May 2020, 09:25
Me I'm just going to turn up ill-prepared and set off.

This is a nice little pen picture of places along the way and a description of the route
https://cycle.travel/route/pennine_cycleway/guide
Well that was quite prophetic, Discover that I have no cycle helmet, or proper cycling clobber so I have decided to adopt the Paul Newman approach

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Well, the first leg after a dozen or so miles ends up in Ashbourne, where there should be plenty scope to discover a bit of leisurely refreshment.

In the meantime my fascinating fact pulled out from the detailed store of infor about my kicking off point at Mickleover Station is that the track at Mickleover was propably mor important when it was closed to passenger and freight traffic as it became a Test Track, and testing facility including a Minature wind tunnel

http://www.old-dalby.com/images/Wind%20 ... inside.jpg

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