/ Driving around the Peak

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Somerset swede basher - on 21 Jan 2013
Just found out I have the day off. Thinking of heading into the Peak, anyone successfully driving around? How are the major roads?
Thanks
simonp820 - on 21 Jan 2013
In reply to Somerset swede basher:

Guess it all depends what you're driving ;)
Somerset swede basher - on 21 Jan 2013
In reply to simonp820:

Ford focus with snow chains.
Pete Tapping - on 21 Jan 2013
In reply to Somerset swede basher: Try our local weather site: http://www.buxtonweather.co.uk/
Swig - on 21 Jan 2013
In reply to Somerset swede basher:

Looking at the main road through Hope and cars are passing albeit with care.

Not many cars on the road. Schools are closed so loads of people will be pinned down by that.

If you've got chains you'll be able to get around - unless you end up behind a column of traffic without.
ChrisJD on 21 Jan 2013
In reply to Somerset swede basher:

Been out on bike along Hope Valley, main roads are passable with care. Very few cars about. Schools closed. Side roads fully snowed and anything with a bit a bit of gradient may be trickier.

If you know how to drive in snow, you'll be fine.
ChrisJD on 21 Jan 2013
In reply to Somerset swede basher:

Peak roads this morning. Roads are getting much better.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/81dxekxsq9zdmk3/Bike.jpg
TheDrunkenBakers - on 21 Jan 2013
In reply to ChrisJD:

That must have been hard work.
ChrisJD on 21 Jan 2013
In reply to TheDrunkenBakers:

Actually is was great and got a fair lick on (just rode to work and back to pick up some files).

Big volume tyres with low pressure helps.

Did get some funny looks though (especially later when I whizzed down the village sledging slope a few times)



grithugger on 21 Jan 2013 - host86-175-87-194.wlms-broadband.com
In reply to Somerset swede basher: just been on Kinder from Hayfield,main roads clear,side roads are ok.best parking at the council carpark though(unless using chains).about 8 inchs of snow on the tops drifts upto foot and a half,turf is well frozen.not so much ice though,snow is very fine powder pretty easy going would be good touring on planks should be just enough covering i think.

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