The Britannia Times
Railway Lines RecycledPublished on 5th. September 2019
Great to see a print feature by The Guardian Travel on the reuse of old railway networks of the UK. Combined into a top ten - The High Peak Trail comes in at a respectable number eight...
We've long been champions of these former railway lines which are now white gravel trails since we started Eroica Britannia over six years ago.
Of course - the very essence of L'Eroica was born in 1997 from a mission and a passion to safeguard a significant network of the white gravel roads in Tuscany.
We were delighted to see Eroica Britannia with a name check on the High Peak Trail, Derbyshire as an annual event.
We use a great deal of the trails during The Ride - they are very important to us.
Each section we use makes for exhilarating riding - the crunch of gravel, the touch of the wild hedgerow brushing against the leg or arm, the sights and sounds to left and right and straight ahead the promise of the greatest prize of all - the whoosh of adrenalin through one of the old railway tunnels.
The Guardian Says
"Former train routes up and down the country now offer great off road cycle trails - and some of them even go up and down a bit"
Our Top Pick from Dixe Wills' Top Ten
The Camel Trail, Cornwall
The Cinder Track, North Yorkshire
The High Peak Trail, Derbyshire
The Bristol & Bath Railway Path, Somerset