2019 Jul Big – R. H. Harris – Sun Jul 28 **8am*
Strava Event: https://www.strava.com/clubs/112552/group_events/537945
Distance: 68 miles
Elevation: 6,000 ft approx.
Moving time: Approx 5.5 hours – 6.5 hours // Total Time approx 6.75 – 7.5 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
Post Ride: TBC 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.
Great idea from Steve Kehoe to run the Reg Harris route as one of the big rides. Thanks to him for providing the route and to the Reg Harris Sportive if that’s where the route has came from. For those not in the know, Reg was a local cycling legend and a world champion. Go have a read about him. The route follows some of Reg’s training routes and is ridden annually as a sportive.
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.