Here are the details of our first ‘Big’ ride of the year (weather permitting). We’ve included a slightly smaller route if the weather isn’t too cracking. Please check back, especially on the day of the ride, for updates about ride going ahead/ride time/ride route.
Sunday January 24th 2016 – Standard Ride – Isle of Sky (Greenfield) // 9am
Route: Isle of Skye GPX (click to visit the GPX route)
Distance: 50 miles.
Climbs: approx. 4000ft
Moving Time: 4 – 4.5 hours approx.
The first ‘Big’ ride of 2016. Our ‘Big’ rides through winter are usually not quite as long as the usual ones but we usually have a couple of route to choose from. Our big rides are our more testing, slightly longer and slightly harder rides. If you’re unsure of your fitness/hill fitness, then please feel free to come and try out a ‘Standard’ ride first before joining the ‘Big’ rides.
The route we hope to do is a nice testing one for this time of year. a 50 mile loop heading out towards Greenfield and over the beautiful Isle of Skye road.
We’ll have an ace descent down Wessenden Head down into Meltham before heading over to Marsden. Possibility of some kind of stop around here. Testing little climb over Mount Road.
All in we should climb around 4,000ft over the 50 mile course. Not for the faint hearted if you’ve not been doing many hills over the winter but ultimately do-able! Hope to see many of you there.
We have a slightly smaller backup route of 35 miles if the weather looks atrocious: Backup Route – 35 Miles GPX
Here’s a link to some important information/safety stuff about our rides, please have a read before attending our rides. https://allezprestwich.co.uk/ride-information-safety-tips/
Also, please check here on Facebook, our wesbite or Twitter channels periodically, and especially the day of the ride, to ensure nothing has changed. We sometimes have to make weather enforced changes to start times or in extremes may even have to cancel rides.