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22 July, 2008 10:09AM
For an off-road route which is reasonably level, consider canal towpaths near you. Before cycling on towpaths you should obtain a permit from http://www.britishwaterways.co.uk/ This site also has details about canals, and can search for routes near a postcode or town.

Towpaths may have short slopes near locks and the occasional hump-back bridge, but are otherwise fairly level. There may be gates where you have to feed your bike through a vaguely bike-shaped gap (unsuitable for trailers). The main disadvantage is that you can't in general do circular tours but may have to retrace your route. Surfaces vary, usually sealed or smooth unsealed in and near towns, and slightly more uneven in the country. Narrow (less than 30mm) tyres are not suitable.

- Murray
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Canal Towpaths, Novice

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