2017 May Standard Club Ride – Life on Marsden? – Saturday 27th May **9AM**
Route Link: LifeOnMarsden GPX
Distance: 43 miles
Elevation: approx 3,400ft (hilly)
Moving time: 3.25-3.75 hours // Total Time: 3.75-4.25 (all dependent on speed of riders, unforeseen mechanicals and other unscheduled stops)
Start: 09:00 at St Mary’s Flower Park, Prestwich
Post Ride: The Woodthorpe, Prestwich (approx 13:00)
The standard club ride for May takes us out to Saddleworth, cresting over the very north end of the Peak District National Park before descending to Marsden before rapidly ascending back out of it. Some cracking vies of Saddleworth from about a quarter into the ride. Testing on the hills, especially for some of the less experienced on the hills, so challenging, but still doable as a standard ride.
Standout climbs are the little Diggle Destroyer (my name) up towards Standedge and Mount Road out of Marsden.
Ride ends at The Woodthorpe pub in Prestwich for post ride drinks.
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