Tag: Grantham Canal

Most miles (84.79) walked in a week!

WOW! Go me, that’s me just walked 84.79 miles in a single week! Which has recorded using a GPS watch and not worked out using steps! The most miles, I think I’ve ever done a single week!

During the week, I walked the whole of Grantham Canal and back again! Also made a start walking the Leicester Line of the Grand Union Canal.




I’ve now walked the following canals

I’ve walked the full length of the following canals:-

Middle of March 2019 most popular photos

Below are the top three most looked at photos on this website so far during March 2019.

Number 1 (34 views) : Totally helpless in Fetters Padded Fist Mitts & Padded Leather Muzzle
otally helpless in Fetters Padded Fist Mitts & Padded Leather Muzzle

Number 2 (34 views) : Red telephone box at Wyville
Red telephone box at Wyville

Number 3 (27 views) : Grantham Canal
Grantham Canal

33.53 miles = longest cycle of 2019!

Well that turned out to be a extra good cycle! I was only hoping to do around 20 miles, but ended up doing 33.53 miles, making it my longest cycle of 2019! Also cycled up a hill, I’ve never done before! It was 12%, so looking forward to doing that one again!

You can check out the route, I took over at www.strava.com/activities/2193109873



Poll: Which canal to cycle/walk next?

I’ve still got a long way till, the end of the Grand Union Canal. But I am already thinking, which canal should I take on next!

So far I’ve done:-

So which of these, ones do you think, I should take on next?

Which canal to cycle/walk next?

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Mini railway station tour by bike, 62.43 miles

That sure was a great cycle! Did 62.43 miles, so making it the second longest cycle of the year so far! It could well be my favourite cycle, of 2018! Since I cycled along part of the  Grantham Canal. Then stopped off at Bottesford, to get some food, and also check out it’s railway station!

Then it was off to Elton and Orston railway station, which is one of the least used stations in the UK. It only gets two services a day. One to Nottingham at 6:25am and other service to Skegness at 5.10pm. There is no Sunday service. A normal service operates on most bank holidays.

Then it was back home passing Belvoir Castle! So over all, a great cycle!!

You can check out the route, I took over at www.strava.com/activities/1696372700

Grantham Canal
Bottesford railway station
Elton and Orston railway station

Just missed out on the longest cycle of 2017!

I just missed out on doing the longest cycle of the year! I did 63.19 miles, when the longest of the year so far is 63.33 miles! So I just missed out! Oh well! Gives me a reason to try doing a longer one this month!

You can check out the route, I took over at www.strava.com/activities/1161977937.

Here are some great photos from the Grantham Canal section of the route!

Cannondale Pro Cycling Team 2014
Cannondale Pro Cycling Team 2014
Cannondale Pro Cycling Team 2014

06-Aug-2013 : theBythams – Grantham Canal loop

I had great fun cycling from theBytams to Grantham, then back home via Grantham Canal and Woolsthorpe. I love cycling out that way, since I get to use National Cycle Network Route 15 (NCR 15) which runs along next to Grantham Canal for a good number of miles. Also it’s got some good hills, to give my legs a bit of a workout!

I will now leave you with the route map, elevation graph, route statistics and photos.

Route map:-

06-08-2013 bike ride

Elevation graph:

06-08-2013 bike ride elevation graph

Route statistics:-

  • Distance: 42.05 miles.
  • Time: 3:12:55 (h:m:s).
  • Avg Speed: 13.1 mph.
  • Max Speed: 31.7 mph.
  • Elevation Gain: 769 meters.
  • Min Elevation: 44 meters.
  • Max Elevation: 188 meters.

Data from: Garmin Connect.

Photos from the cycle:-

Grantham Canal (NCR 15)Grantham Canal (NCR 15)Grantham Canal (NCR 15)Grantham Canal (NCR 15) Pearl Izumi Team Garmin-Chipotle team kit

14-Mar-2013 : First real test of Trek 8.3 DS Hybrid Bike

Today I give my new Trek 8.3 DS Hybrid Bike it’s first real test. Mainly since I did the longest cycle it’s done so far since getting it. Also it’s the first time I have used it off road. I used it, while cycling along the Grantham Canal towpath. I also used the bike’s bike front suspension. I normal have it locked. Since I just find, all I do is bounce up and down. So it’s nice to have suspension, but can’t see me using it that often.

I will now leave you with the route map, elevation graph and route statistics.

Route map:-

14-03-2013 bike ride

Elevation graph:

14-03-2013 bike ride elevation graph

Route statistics:-

  • Distance: 46.26 miles.
  • Time: 3:34:44 (h:m:s).
  • Avg Speed: 12.9 mph.
  • Max Speed: 34.6 mph.
  • Elevation Gain: 702 meters.
  • Min Elevation: 43 meters.
  • Max Elevation: 156 meters.

Data from: Garmin Connect.

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