Sat 19th August – 9am St Mary’s flower park
40 odd miles and 3200 ft climbs.
Great route from Mark Leigh out towards uppermill way with some cracking old friends (climbs) on route.
Hope to see you all down there.
Happy Yorkshire Day! What a savage! Enjoy!
Route Link: Super Hilly Yorkshire Monument GPX
Distance: 68 miles
Elevation: 6,00ft approx.
Moving time: Approx 5.5 – 6 Hours // Total Time approx 6.75 – 7.25 Hours.(very approximate dependent on rider pace and general stops – allows for brief stops/traffic and 45 mins lunch)
Start: 08:00 at St Mary’s Flower Park, Prestwich
Lunch: TBC – decide on day but Sowerby Bridge worked last time.
Post Ride: Time dependent really, see how everyone feels. Woodthorpe, Same Yet Inn, Friendship, Cuckoo are all options. Read more
When Allez Prestwich first started, we only did one ride a month. So, we had less rides to plan (and every ride was already new!), we had no kit orders to organise, and I, personally, had far more spare time than I do of late. Back in late 2014-early 2015 when the club started, I was still seeking to fill the creative writing void that ensued after taking a break from writing music and lyrics for a band I was (am?) in, and writing a blog for each of these excursions was a good way to flex the creative muscles. In the infancy of the club it also helped to document where we’d come from and showed the steady growth of the club; from a couple of mates that could just about pretend we were a club, to 17 people careering down Cragg Vale. The posts were ‘something to look back on’, which is what I did rather recently.