Hi all,

Details of our next ride. Ed’s cracking big ride for June 12th. Hope to see lots of interest in this one. If you could mark your interest early, that’d be great as we have a number of our regulars on the Tour De Manc sportive. Click the title of the ride in the link below for the facebook event.
Such a good route!

Sunday 12th June 2016 – Standard Ride – Chew Chew! La Doyenne de Saddleworth // 9:00am

Route Link: Chew Chew! La Doyenne de Saddleworth
Distance: 64 miles
Elevation: 5,800ft approx.
Moving time: Approx 5 – 6 Hours // Total Time approx 7.5 – 8.5 Hours. (very approximate dependent on rider pace and stops)
Start: 9am St Mary’s Flower Park, Prestwich

Our ‘Big’ rides are our more testing, longer, harder and slightly faster 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. You can build up to the bigger rides.

A number of our riders are on the Tour de Manc sportive while we are on this ride but that hasn’t stopped Ed coming up with an absolute cRRRRAcker of a route. Thanks again, Ed.

Starting as usual from St Mary’s Flower Park, we head out towards Mossley and finally towards Greenfield. Rather than do our usual Isle of Skye jaunt, Ed has taken the route up to the Chew Reservoir. This is another from Simon Warren’s Top 200 UK Cycling climbs, so get your dabber out and cross another one off. This one looks really testing and , with a climb of 800ft over just 1.6 miles, you’d better bring your climbing shoes! The great thing about this hill is once you get to the top, you get to do a u-ey and roll straight back down the way you came.

From here, the route heads north towards the Triple D Power Triangle ™ of Delph, Diggle and Dobcross and there’s a nice steady climb as the route crests over Manchester road before a nice leg soothing descent.

Another tasty climb lies in wait in the shape of Marsden Lane near Booth Wood. Short-ish but very steep according to the route profile. After this there is some rolling profile around Scammonden and the riding is really great around here. You’ve got a nice long slog back up Huddersfield Road.

Mr Hillman , I know ironic name right, has left a nice sting in the tail with the Grains Road climb from the Uppermill side. This is a little tester and will be especially so after 50 miles in the legs.

Moving time should be around 5-6 hours but this doesn’t include stops, mechanicals or other unplanned events. Always dependent on the pace of the riders who attend and other factors. As this is a big ride, it’s customary to have a lunch stop, so Ed will confirm the destination nearer the time. I’d plan a whole day out for this ride.

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 the website, 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.

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