Martin Archer is running another short night ride this Thursday for anyone who would like to attend. This is something we’ll be doing much more of in the spring and summer but here’s a good opportunity to get miles in the legs.
The course is below and the meetup point is St Mary’s Flower Park, Prestwich at 19:00. Lights are an absolute must as it will be dark.
Speed will be as fast as the slowest rider.
Here’s a link to the route which is 19 miles – https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12092415
A reminder of the details for the ride this Sunday. Depending on the weather we may have to propose a shorter route but let’s see how the weather pans out.
Please check back for updates, especially on the morning of the ride.
Sunday February 21st 2016 – Big Ride – Rob’s Rossendale Roller // 9am
Route: Rob’s Ross. Roleur (click to visit the GPX route)
Distance: 52 miles
Climbs: 3,500ft (ish)
Moving Time: 4 – 4.5 hours approx. (not counting stops)
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. These 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.
February’s big ride has been planned by Rob. We take in rolling hills up through Bury and up into Rossendale. Route can be viewed and downloaded here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/11874251
52 miles and around 3,500ft of climbing should be a nice test for this time of year and ,while challenging, shouldn’t be overly arduous compared to some of our tougher big rides. Let’s just cross our fingers for decent weather so we can stay dry and enjoy the nice scenery.
If the weather really sucks then we will have a shorter route as a back up.
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 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.