Anyone ridden TET in the UK?

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Anyone ridden TET in the UK?

Post by NeilM » Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:18 am

I bought my MT500 with a job in mind, I wanted a smaller bike, robust, tough and sensibly priced to basically act like a bit of a two wheeled 4x4, typically with more road miles than offroad, but with the occasional need to ride over fields, along farm tracks and that sort of thing. It also needed long enough legs to take me into France next year and occasionally up to Scotland.

However, the guy I bought the bike from is an offroad enthusiast and after a bit of googling and youtubing I recently came across TET - Trans European Trail.

I am in the South West and not that far from the TET South West Trail and the South Wales section of the original route. I have seen a number of video's on Youtube with people riding both in the South West and elsewhere and wondered if any of you have ridden or ride the TET.
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Re: Anyone ridden TET in the UK?

Post by #skippy1970 » Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:21 am

Hi Neil
I’ve ridden some but not all the SouthWest TET
The parts I rode were pretty tame not too technical
There are plenty of the interesting minor roads to follow
I would say it’s a great way to build up some off roading skills and see the SouthWest
For navigation I used a Garmin Montana or a Samsung with the OsmAnd app loaded on to it

Have fun :D
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Re: Anyone ridden TET in the UK?

Post by NeilM » Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:50 pm

Hi Skippy, that sounds ideal, as the last time I rode seriously offroad I was 18 / indestructible and on a trials bike.

Looking at the sections closest to me, starting near Shepton Mallet, I can see using google maps that there are dirt sections followed by narrow lane sections, so that looks good. I may look at a few while I still have knobblies on the bike as the plan is to change to 70 / 30 tyres in the near future ready for more road biased riding, either that or get some 50/50 tyres and be prepared to change the tyre pressures before and after the ride.

The Montana looks good but is a little pricey for the amount it is likely to be used. I have an iPhone and already have Maps.me on it, I will have a look at some other apps, plus get myself a few OS maps, as I used to do some orienteering so am happy with map and compass.
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Re: Anyone ridden TET in the UK?

Post by lardmarc » Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:53 pm

NeilM wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:50 pm
I will have a look at some other apps, plus get myself a few OS maps.
This is worth checking out.

https://my.viewranger.com/shop/category/great-britain
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Post by NeilM » Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:00 pm

lardmarc wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:53 pm

This is worth checking out.

https://my.viewranger.com/shop/category/great-britain
Ta, I'll have a look as that is an app a few of the TET riders recommend.
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Post by Bonnielad » Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:46 pm

Many of the lanes we do in the Yorkshire Dales are now part of the TET
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Re: Anyone ridden TET in the UK?

Post by lardmarc » Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:59 pm

Bonnielad wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:46 pm
Many of the lanes we do in the Yorkshire Dales are now part of the Tintintin.
I've heard Jimmy Carr mentioned that.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lce_N6P6_Yk
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