2019 May Standard Club Ride – Mars(den) Hillfinder – Saturday 18th May **9AM**
Route Link: returntomars GPX
Strava Event: https://www.strava.com/clubs/112552/group_events/506222
Distance: 43 miles
Elevation: approx 3,400ft (hilly)
Moving time: 3.25-3.75 hours // Total Time: 3.75-4.25 (all dependent on speed of riders, unforeseen mechanicals and other unscheduled stops)
Start: 09:00 at St Mary’s Flower Park, Prestwich
Post Ride: The Woodthorpe, Prestwich (approx 13:00)
## SUMMARY ##
Revisit of a route we did back in May 2017. Hilly one for a standard this!
Route takes us out to Saddleworth, cresting over the very north end of the Peak District National Park before descending to Marsden before rapidly ascending back out of it. Some cracking views of Saddleworth from about a quarter into the ride. Testing on the hills, especially for some of the less experienced on the hills, so challenging, but still doable as a standard ride.
Standout climbs are the little Diggle Destroyer (my name) up towards Standedge and Mount Road out of Marsden.
Ride ends at The Woodthorpe pub (or elsewhere if we decide) in Prestwich for post ride drinks.
## 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 and Ride Updates:
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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.