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I have now been in to Mick Brown at Hilltop Eastwood for some advice and he has suggested that the best bike for me would be a hybrid. I see where he is coming from now that I have looked more closely at them. As it is a bit hilly around here he has said that I will really need the 18 gears.

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Did a "church" ride a couple of months ago, ride through the villages taking pics of their churches, here's the results   Beckingham all saints Claypole,Saint Peters  

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Hybrid would be the better choice, glad you got advice from an independent shop, pop down to Decathlon and see what they have on offer,their bikes are called "Btwin"

 

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17 hours ago, plantfit said:

Hybrid would be the better choice, glad you got advice from an independent shop, pop down to Decathlon and see what they have on offer,their bikes are called "Btwin"

 

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Just been in Decathlon to have a look at their bikes. Can't say that I was impressed. Nobody to talk to.

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Last time I was in there at the side of the rows of cycle was a strip of carpet you could ride the bikes on, mudguards don't always come as standard but you might be able to strike a deal,you never know, good luck in finding a bike that suits you

 

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22 hours ago, plantfit said:

Get yer bike out Brew,there's some cracking hills to climb in Derbyshire

 

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Too right!

My favourite is Middleton Top to Parsley Hay - meets up with the Tissington trail. Nice view (if weather allows) decent coffee and pies, and a well stocked bike shop.

Going to Redmile today. Hopefully a bit calmer than yesterday - did Attenborough and a bit of route 6. Meant to get to Sawley, but the open stretch along the river was a real gale, bits of dead branches flying everywhere. Discretion became the better part of valour, and we beat a retreat to the new café at Beeston Lock. That is an impressive place - even better next year when the garden is finished.

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Been into Decathlon and grabbed someone for help this time. I had a ride around the shop on this: https://www.decathlon.co.uk/riverside-500-hybrid-bike-dark-grey-id_8379020.html   I haven't ridden a bike for at least 40 years but I have to say I was impressed. It took a while to get control of it at first as it took off at a rate of knots that I wouldn't have expected. It was a comfortable ride and I have to say I took to it straight away.  I am now going to find out about this 'ride to work' scheme.

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....and a good bike lock, or someone may decide to take it for a joyride if you leave it parked outside the Roebuck!

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