Earlier in the week, I promised another ride video. I get a lot of feedback on these, particularly via Facebook, and folk seem to like them. I find it all a bit mystifying.
This one is from the ride I took on Sunday, and is of the route from the new railway bridge at Hademore, just east of Whittington, to Hopwas. There is a track that runs from the far side of the bridge southwards, through Tamhorn Park. The track starts as a surfaced access road, and peters out to a rough farm track. It broadly shadows the Coventry Canal, and runs through the woodland near Hopwas Hays that sits between the canal and the River Tame.
The status of this road as a public right of way is unclear. On current OS maps, the unsurfaced track is marked as a cycleway. The surfaced section is not. Beware if you try it – Tamhorn itself is an isolated place and I think the residents like to keep it that way. However, I’ve been riding this for 20 years or more without incident. It’s a lovely run, and I recorded this run in the northwards direction before, too.
The bit at 6.26 in takes practice. I’ve done it lots. Take care!
The video is speeded up about one and a half times. I really threw the bike down there, it’s great fun. The music is the rather splendid “Water from a Vineleaf’ by William Orbit, featuring the lovely spoken word vocals of Beth Orton.