A169 Whitby to Pickering

Mel

Mar 17, 2007
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Planning our route for tomorrow. How towable is this. Internet research provides mixed opinions. Is the A171 to Scarborough a better bet?
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Planning our route for tomorrow. How towable is this. Internet research provides mixed opinions. Is the A171 to Scarborough a better bet?
TIA
Mel

Hi Mel if you are going from Pickering to Whitby you should be ok as the hills are mostly downhill but if going the reverse i would use the a171 as some of the hills are a bit steep hope this helps you we use to use this route quite often but the hole of holcum hill coming from whitby was a low gear job with a coach full has a very sharp bend on it

regards Martin
 
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Whitby to Pickering involves Blue Bank at Sleights. It is rated 1:5 but is 1:4 in places. If you have a good power/weight ratio you should get up it UNLESS you get stuck behind a truck or double decker (yes!) bus. Then you might end with a burnt out clutch.
Go A171. You will still have to face Stepney Hill in Scarborough but it is much easier and shorter.
 
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Planning our route for tomorrow. How towable is this. Internet research provides mixed opinions. Is the A171 to Scarborough a better bet?
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Hi Mel The A171 is a better route for towing but this needs extra care in places .have a safe trip
 
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Thank you. Took your advice and went via A171. Not a troublesome tow at all.
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Nov 16, 2015
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Thank you. Took your advice and went via A171. Not a troublesome tow at all.
Mel
Go oh, Mel, we had thought about coming up on Wednesday, but very strong cross winds predicted so will keep it to Thursday.
 
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