2017 December Winter Ride – Mark’s Post Xmas Pick Me Up III – Wednesday 27th December **9AM**
Distance: 47 miles
Moving time: Approx 3.5 hours – 4 hours // Total Time approx 4.25 – 4.75 Hours.(very approximate dependent on rider pace and general stops – allows for brief stops/traffic. This is also allowing a 30 min cafe stop off)
Start: 09:00 at St Mary’s Flower Park, Prestwich
Cafe Stop: Probably Rivington Tea Rooms, Mark to confirm on day.
Post Ride: Approx around 13:15 ish. Possibly, probably. Somewhere in Prestwich.
The third installment of Mark Leigh’s Post Xmas Pick Me Up Ride.
This year we say “Hark! The Herald Anglezarke Ride!” as we head up towards Rivington and around the awesome roads around Anglezarke reservoir.
Should be a ‘cracker’ ;)
Usual tough ride with great company and I am sure some nice coffee and cakes along the way, as there will be a cafe stop somewhere around rivi probably. And, hell, maybe even a pint after, It is Christmas (sort of) after all. Mark to confirm on the day. Suggest big fella may twist his arm :)
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Also, please visit 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.
** TOMMOROW’s RIDE CANCELLED – POSTPONED TO NEXT WEEK **
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Unfortunately, the weather forecast has soured even further since our last update. Snow and sub zero temperature are a constant feature throughout the day, especially as we head up into the hills.
Sub zero temperatures in Prestwich all night tonight, meaning any residual surface water or any snowfall will bring ice.
We’ve taken the decision, as a committee, to abandon the ride tomorrow as it’s too risky from a safety perspective. There will always be other rides, it’s not worth risking injury. The ride will be rescheduled to next Saturday.
Have a great Christmas and hopefully the weather picks up for next week and if not Mark’s post xmas belly buster on the 27th December. Route to follow shortly.
::: Weather and Time Update for Saturday’s Ride :::
***ride start time changed to 10am***
The weather is starting to look pretty d’icey’ (sorry) over Friday and Saturday with warnings of snow and ice. The temps are pretty darn chilly too. If it’s icey or snowy then we’ll be cancelling the ride. You can still meet if you wish to take the risk in that event but it won’t be an Allez Prestwich ride per se and I (Craig) won’t be on it.
Anyhow, we looked to see if we could maybe swap the day and do it Sunday but it looks the total pits on Sunday.
So best thing is to try and let the day warm up a little more on Saturday morning (it is actually meant to be sunny) and see if we can get out if any ice melts. Suggest pushing back a little, to say 10:00. If it’s still bad then, then we’ll cancel the ride.
Monitor our various channels, especially on the day of the ride, for updates on cancellation. So check before you set off. If it’s totally horrible then we’ll cancel around 9am. Otherwise, it could be a ride to the gates and call it from there (too cold/too icey/too snowy etc.).
If it goes ahead, please wrap up and also bring lights in case the visibility is a little lower, that said it is actally meant to be sunny. Just freezing.
Sorry for any inconvenience that this causes but it’s always a possibility around this time of year.