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tattytom

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tattytom says:

Scarfell Pike

hey guys and gals

in june i am aiming to cycle to the top of scarfell pike to raise money for cystic fibrosis

but i have a problem i am wanting to asend from the barrowdale route and not from the wasdale

im wanting to know if it is possible to do this on bike im not asking is it easy  but if it is possible

 

my second question is there a route from wasdale to barrowdale ?

 

also you can sponsor me via this link ;) www.justgiving.com/thomasdixon92

 

 

 

 
drg andy

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drg andy says:

RE: Scarfell Pike

Hope you are prepared for a barrage!

Have you researched bridlepaths on Scafell Pike? As far as I'm aware there are none, which would make your ride illegal. By posting it here you are also likely to get 'caught' by rangers.

That aside you'll find this will be a sponsored bike carry. Very little would be rideable (except by a VERY skilled MTBer, who wouldn't be dumb enough to try it on footpaths anyhow).

sorry to be te bearer of bad news but you'll probably be in for quite a lot more flack yet. 

Post a different (and legal) idea and you'll get support though.... 

 

To walk, to climb, to run, to bike. To enjoy.
tattytom

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tattytom says:

RE: Scarfell Pike

i hope not too much flack as im a young lad who's getting into the outdoors and joined a forum like this for help and advice.

 

but anyways thank you for this infomation this will definetly make me do alot more research and send some emails to the authorities concerned

 

thanks tom :)

drg andy

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drg andy says:

RE: Scarfell Pike

You'll find that on here people will provide help, advice and support, but will also call a spade a spade!

A really good challenge might well be the Coast to Coast cycle ride - about 4-5 days in total, easily navigated but a good challenge for someone into cycling. a few alternative bits can also be added to up the challenge too.

If you're set on a summit with a bike there's not too many about, I've cycled over High Street in the Lakes - rideable for the vast majority - if you've got low gears and strong legs! Another cycle legal summit (I believe) is Helvellyn but with a lot of walking

good luck!

To walk, to climb, to run, to bike. To enjoy.
vick

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vick says:

RE: Scarfell Pike

Here's two MTB's on their way up to lower man last friday

Scafell is a totally different proposition  

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tattytom

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tattytom says:

RE: Scarfell Pike

just been doing a tad more research on a few forums reading about other people who have rode scarfell and said it is 95% pass able on bike and they mention a few bridleways also i have emailed lake districts walks. hopefully they will give me more on the law about cycling.

 

and vick that looks awsome!

and im pretty much a novice when it comes to mountaian climbs ha

so what do you mean in detail about it been a totally different proposition doable? law permitting or ridiculous?

 

tattytom

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tattytom says:

RE: Scarfell Pike

sad day more digging and as the much wiser (drg andy) it is illegal to cycle up scafell! :( which in my opinion is ridiculous, aslong as there are folk willing to puysh the boundarys of what we can do then why not let some nutter attempt it! but thn on the over hand this nutter could get himself in to a tricky situation and need some exoensive help! so it is a walk up i am guessing and then a ride out somwhere the day after.

WasdaleWanderer

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RE: Scarfell Pike

Good!

It's bad enough seeing so many people on Scafell Pike just doing it as part of the "kudos" of the 3 peaks challenge with no great interest or respect for what lies around them, let alone bikes joining in the erosion and mayhem this pantomine brings to a once upon a time, many years ago, most spectacular and quiet part of the Lakes.

Fundraisers please be a little more inventive and go elsewhere.

I know, I know, an uncharacteristically grumpy out burst.

And yes I'm sure will prompt some outraged responses...but still....

WW

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robinjsmith

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robinjsmith says:

RE: Scarfell Pike

Hey Tattytom,

I have to say I agree with the others about the legality of cycling up there. I'm sure you wouldn't be the first though.

Helvellyn and High Street are both bikeable - Helvellyn is the 3rd highest in England, only 25m lower than Scafell Pike, and it's legal and an epic trip, There will be a fair amount of pushing/carrying to do (although I would think a lot less that Scafell Pike), but a bit of research on biking forums would get you better advice on that.

There is a legal path from Borrowdale over to Wastwater, which goes round Scafell, but I think you'd end up pushing most of that too as it's not a great path. 

Whatever path you take, it might be worth walking it before you cycle it, to see how much riding you'd actually get. It might also help you avoid getting lost at speed on the way down.

Think about your sentence "I'm pretty much a novice when it comes to mountain climbs" - If that's true, then I'd also question the safety of going up any of the big tops without some support who know what they're doing. On most of the hills you could get significantly lost, never mind the consequences of a fall etc.

Smartcooky

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Smartcooky says:

RE: Scarfell Pike

Cycle to the top of Scafell Pike lol@ that.

 

Oh btw folks, I'm doing a sponsored skateboard jump off Broad Stand.  You're all welcome to join me!

cruachan66

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cruachan66 says:

RE: Scarfell Pike

 i'd pay to see that ^

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