PLEASE READ: Ride Date Change. 30/09/17

The weather on Sunday looks rubbish so we’ve taken the unusual step of changing this weekend’s ride to SATURDAY 30th SEPT 8am(tomorrow).
Saturday doesn’t look perfect but hasn’t forecast the constant rain of Sunday. Sunday would have been a long old day in the saddle if the forecast is right.

EDIT *Saturday’s* Big Ride – Yorkshire Kiss! 8am, 30th Sept

EDIT: Ride changed to Saturday 30th September – 8am.

2017 October Big Club Ride  – Yorkshire Kiss – Sunday 1st October **8AM**

Distance: 60 miles
Elevation: 5,400ft approx.
Moving time: Approx 4.5 hours –  5 hours // Total Time approx 6 – 6.5 Hours.(very approximate dependent on rider pace and general stops – allows for brief stops/traffic. Also accounts for an hour for lunch. Less if we just grab butties.)
Start: 08:00 at St Mary’s Flower Park, Prestwich
Lunch Stop: TBC – Either Holme (but then Holme Moss straight after or somewhere around Hadfield area. Could always get butties and a coffee then have longer at post ride)
Post Ride: Hopefully back around 14:00 ish, couple of drinks at Woodthorpe if folk are game.

I’ll start out with the customary big ride disclaimer, as it’s important for these big rides. : our big rides are not for the fainthearted 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 and it’ll be a real tough day in the saddle. Read more

Saturday’s Ride – Flamin’ Groovy Autumn Gradients

Distance: 44miles
Elevation: 3300ft approx.
Moving time: Approx 3.5 hours // Total Time approx 4 – 4.5 Hours.(very approximate dependent on rider pace and general stops – allows for brief stops/traffic)
Start: 09:00 at St Mary’s Flower Park, Prestwich
Post Ride: Woodthorpe, Same Yet Inn, Friendship, Cuckoo are all options.

September’s standard ride will see us go east out towards Uppermill area.
Mark Leigh has devised the route for you all and there’s some brutish little climbs in here! As he says “just when you think you’ve seen it all before…”. Read more