2018 Sep Big Ride – Straight Outta Cornholme – Sun Sep 30 **8am**
Route Link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28673949
Strava Event: https://www.strava.com/clubs/112552/group_events/390434
Distance: 71 miles
Elevation: 6,200ft approx.
Moving time: Approx 5.5 – 6.25 Hours // Total Time approx 6.45 – 7.25 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: Hebden Bridge/Todmorden – riders on the day to decide
Post Ride: At riders discretion.
*** PLEASE NOTE 8am START ***
## RIDE SUMMARY ##
The penultimate big ride of the year ploughs the same hilly furrow as its predecessors. Not for the feint of heart or scared of hills. A really challenging route but a complete belter.
There’s a lot of little roads with beautiful scenery on this one, so the rolling green(ish) hills of England should be pleasing enough on the eyes to soothe your aching limbs.
In Mytholm Steeps, you have the joint toughest hill I’ve ever done. Enjoy. At least there are no cobbles, eh?
It’s unlikely I (Craig) will be on this one, so we will need a willing volunteer or two to help manage the ride.
Would suggest lunch stop in Hebden at around the 40 mile mark or you could branch a little further between miles 49 and 50 to head to Todmorden. You won’t have to do Mytholm Steeps on a full belly then.
## 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.