Revisted ride from the cancelled one last month.
2017 June Big Club Ride – A New Oxenhope – Sun 11th June **8 AM**
Route Link: Oxenhope GPX
Distance: 65 miles
Elevation: 5.000 ft approx.
Moving time: Approx 5 hours – 5.5 Hours // Total Time approx 6.25 hours-6.75 Hours. (very approximate dependent on rider pace and general stops – allows for brief stops/traffic and lunch)
Start: 08:00 at St Mary’s Flower Park, Prestwich
Lunch: TBC – possibly Hebden. People to decide on day.
Post Ride: Time dependent really, see how everyone feels. Woodthorpe in Prestwich has been a good call of late but always like the Same Yet Inn in Simister. Hopefully back between 2 and 3.
PLEASE NOTE 8am START!
A beauty ride out to Oxenhope planned by Mark Leigh (cheers bud!). Some familiar and not so familiar roads on this one, so look forward to it!
Please note, our big rides are not for the feint hearted and they are really hilly, tough but ultimately enjoyable rides. We have a lunch stop but they are longer, hillier and slightly faster than our standard rides. If you’re unsure then please speak to us and come to a standard ride first. We’re not ones to be too specific about speed but ideally shouldn’t be much slower than around 12mph average around this sort of course, as otherwise they just take way too long.
Right, the route..
As mentioned earlier, it’s hilly as hell but will be a cracker. Will stop somewhere for a nice break for lunch.
It features the French-ised ‘Côte d’ Oxenhope Moor’ after the Tour de France visited here back in 2014 and we actually did this climb both ways back in one of our very first, maybe the first, big rides we did.
There’s some beauty roads that I’ve never done before that Mark’s included and naturally they “rise” rather than fall. All good fun.
**Awesome photo credit goes to http://philopenshaw.com **
Safety and Ride Updates:
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