2018 Jul Big Ride – ‘Nick O’Pendle’ – Sun Jul 8 **8am**
Route Link: Nick O’Pendle v2 GPX
Strava Event: https://www.strava.com/clubs/112552/group_events/348731
Distance: 65 miles
Elevation: 5,000ft approx.
Moving time: Approx 5.25 – 5.75 Hours // Total Time approx 6.5 – 7 Hours.(very approximate dependent on rider pace and general stops – allows for brief stops/traffic and 30-45 mins lunch)
Start: 08:00 at St Mary’s Flower Park, Prestwich
Lunch: Padiham (approx. 35 miles). Cafe we went to last time was good. Will dig out the name. But down to ride leader.
Post Ride: Time dependent but maybe Cuckoo or Crooked Man. Approx 14:00-14:30.
*** PLEASE NOTE 8am START ***
## BIG RIDE DISCLAIMER ##
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. Thank you.
## RIDE INFO ##
A re-run of the Nick O’Pendle ride from a couple of years back but with the added joy of reverse Owd Betts Road.
The views up on the Nick O’Pendle climb are absolutely sensational and the quiet roads leading up to it will make it all worth it. The picture at the top of the ‘Rides’ page is actually taken at the top.
Suggest that lunch is somewhere around Padiham, which is approximately 35 miles in and by then you’ll know you’ve been on a ride. Stopping in Padiham worked last time but we’ll leave it down to whoever leads the ride.
Will need a ride leader for this one if there are any volunteers.
Post ride can be arranged among riders on the day but should be back in Prestwich around 15:00.
## NAVIGATION ##
If you have a GPS device, please download the route so that you can follow it.
Polite request to not ride off of the front if you either do not have the route or you have not studied it.
Safety & Ride Updates:
Here’s a link to some important information/safety stuff about our rides, please have a read before attending our rides. https://allezprestwich.co.uk/ride-information-safety-tips/
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.