2019 May Big – Holme is where the hills are – Sun May 12 **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 14:30 ish, couple of drinks at Woodthorpe if folk are game. People to decide on day.
PLEASE NOTE 8am START!
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.
A revisit of a ride from a couple of years ago that we think is a real beauty. Don’t be fooled by it’s relatively short (for you animals!) distance, it more than makes up for it with the climbing.
Some of the toughest shortest and longest climbs around all bunched into one ride. Two of them worthy of being the “main event” for any normal ride but we’ve doubled down on Wessenden Head and Holme Moss. A nice wind down for all you folks who did Tour de Manc last weekend!
Lunch plans currently in flux but we usually try stop say around 30-40 miles. The Fleece in Holme would be a good shot but then you’ve got to do Holme Moss. So we’ll dig out some more options and call it on the day.
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.
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