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 Post subject: guide for the plains september
PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:00 pm 
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had a trail ride on the plains and byways of wiltshire a few years back and had a guide for the day whos name i think was paul flippence recomended by force for fun ,would like to contact him to arrange another weekend as we had such a blast last time,if its any help we stayed overnight in melksham which was ideal as only a fwe miles of road work and we were on the byways.i have tried to message both of them but says i dont have access to members list,we were the guys that came up from sussex


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 Post subject: Re: guide for the plains september
PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:08 pm 
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Frankly you can just get the OS maps and go...everything is well signposted and Wilts Council has a good on-line map too.


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 Post subject: Re: guide for the plains september
PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:19 pm 
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What dates, I'll take you out if I'm free. Never pay for a guide! You're in the trf! That's half the point of it isn't it? A coffee and pasty is the most it would set you back and even then not mandatory.


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 Post subject: Re: guide for the plains september
PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:45 am 
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smokinrider wrote:
What dates, I'll take you out if I'm free. Never pay for a guide! You're in the trf! That's half the point of it isn't it? A coffee and pasty is the most it would set you back and even then not mandatory.

Well said that man :!: :!: :!:


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 Post subject: Re: guide for the plains september
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Thanks Smokin' :)

Normally I would agree with map reading (see another topic) on your own patch but on a weekend away in a strange land, masses of time would be lost stopping, reading maps and getting going again etc etc. Too easy to pick the duff lanes and miss the good ones.
There is nothing wrong with being guided and it makes the day/weekend so much nicer for all concerned.

On our recent trip to Wales, we would probably only have done half of what we did if we had to find our own way around.

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 Post subject: Re: guide for the plains september
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Wales = very difficult to relate what's on the map to what's on the ground.

Wiltshire = very easy. Signs are clear, routes well-defined. The Plain is particularly easy thanks to the MoD's clear signing and (unique SFAIK) Permissive Byways!

Check this out

http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/row-salisbu ... -guide.pdf

And check this to ensure the areas you wish to ride will be open on the day

https://www.gov.uk/government/publicati ... newsletter

Buy OS sheet 184 and you are good to go!


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 Post subject: Re: guide for the plains september
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Is the Dan you refer to Dan Moore?


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 Post subject: Re: guide for the plains september
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smokinrider wrote:
Is the Dan you refer to Dan Moore?


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We have Dan Moore and Dan Birch local to us and ride with both, on occasion.
Not sure which one Chris (exchead) means.

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 Post subject: Re: guide for the plains september
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smokinrider wrote:
What dates, I'll take you out if I'm free. Never pay for a guide! You're in the trf! That's half the point of it isn't it? A coffee and pasty is the most it would set you back and even then not mandatory.


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we are looking at 2nd or third weekend in september :D


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