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 Post subject: Big bike trail ???
PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 4:07 pm 
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Hi all hello in new to the trail riding scene
on a recent holiday to the peak district I came across a road and looking on google earth it links to the old Macclesfield road. I'm wondering if this is ok to ride along and is it ok for big bike I have a GSA 1200 if so can anyone recommend a camp site near this area? thanks for any help


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 Post subject: Re: Big bike trail ???
PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:25 am 
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Can you post a more accurate location? preferably a map link like this:

http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?x=39 ... 72546&lm=0

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 Post subject: Re: Big bike trail ???
PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:27 am 
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Hi Richy, and welcome!
I suspect you're talking about Buxton Old Coach Road

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Unfortunately that's not a legal byway, so it's off limits. There are tons of lanes around the peaks that are suitable for the big pigs, though. My first outing with the TRF was up there on an F800GS with two GSAs and an 1190r, it was spectacular.

My advice is to drop a note in the Derbyshire section of the forum, and no doubt there'll be a ride you can join. You'd be welcome over on our Facebook group for big bikes too if you use it. There've been a few rides in the peaks organised in there.

Hopefully I'll see you on the lanes some time!


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When did we loose that one......I seem to have missed that?

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 Post subject: Re: Big bike trail ???
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No it's not a byway, its a county road and as such is open to motor vehicles.

It is on the Derbyshire List of Streets that can be viewed as an interactive MAP select "adopted highways"

There is no TRO on it at present (you can check HERE)

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 Post subject: Re: Big bike trail ???
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When did we loose that one......I seem to have missed that?

Sorry, that's my bad! I took OS maps to be correct. Should have looked properly. The definitive map for Derbyshire is fantastic it turns out.

It is indeed a track, and thus legal.


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The OS Map is still a good guide, anything like this, marked as an ORPA (Other Route with Public Access) is generally a county road on the relevant list of streets and in the vast majority of cases legal for vehicles.

There are a few exceptions... cycle ways or non highway footpaths in housing estates (especially in New Towns) are two examples but these will be pretty obvious on the ground.

And of course they can be TRO'ed but if so should be clearly signposted but of course this is no different to a Byway so it pays to do your research as always!

Or ask here :mrgreen:


Is it suitable for a GSA? Well Street View doesn't cover it but looks good at either end but these images are from 2009 and 2011 (anyone with more recent local knowledge)?

Eastern End...

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Western End....

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In the middle it is quite steep and has quite large loose rocks!

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Fist to head size rocks in places on the east side. I'd say it's easier west to east. That way you're heading down the rocky bit not up. Not steep and quite wide.

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 Post subject: Re: Big bike trail ???
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Thanks for the replies all think I'm going to have a play on that lane get a bit of practice and find some more in that area thanks again


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