Next Ride: Sat 4th Feb – Bon Hiver!

Saturday February 4th – Winter – ‘Bon Hiver’ // 9am

Route Link: Bon Hiver GPX
Distance: 39 miles
Elevation: 2,900 ft approx.
Moving time: Approx 3 hours – 3.5 Hours // Total Time approx 3.5 hours-4 Hours. (very approximate dependent on rider pace and general stops)
Start: 09:00 at St Mary’s Flower Park, Prestwich
Post Ride: Parkfield Inn, Whitefield (ride ends here, Prestwich only 1.5 miles away).

February’s first ride takes us North up into those Lancs hills. It’s getting harder and harder to not repeat certain parts of routes these days but here’s one I don’t think we’ve done (or we’ve rarely done). The reverse way up Broadhead road ( in fact, it’s coming back to me now) and also the reverse of Grane Road. So we’ll get to descend it! Read more

2016 Retrospective: A Brave New World

As now seems customary (sorry it’s a little late), every year I write an end of year review here on the club page. You can read last year’s here.

I think it’s good to look back and look at the positives of our year. As a goal oriented person, I also like to see what I did and what I didn’t do versus my targets. Looking back also allows us to look forward. What do we want to do this year? What did you miss that really rankles you this year?

For me – The elusive century ride is still out of my grasp. And, while I completed 2,500 miles on the bike, I missed my increased personal target of 4,000 miles by some way. I have some fairly large mitigating circumstances though, Sir. Honest.

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Today’s Ride Weather Update

Morning All,

As it stands now at 08: 00 on Sat 7th, it is foggy here but it doesn’t look so bad as to warrant calling off the ride.

Meet at St Mary’s Flower Park, Prestwich at 9am as planned and then we will call it from there if anything changes. As it currently stands, the ride is on.

If the weather has turned or peoples’ journey to the park where extremely foggy then that can inform the decisions.