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. Read more
First of all, good luck to all our riders, and in fact all riders, riding this year’s epic Tour De Manc Sportive. Our good friend, Tony Rubins, is an organiser and we wish him and his team yet another successful event.
This does mean that, given lack of available riders, that we will move the big ride back a week to Sunday 12 May (will see the projected take up and cancel if needs be).
The next standard ride will follow the week after, still on it’s intended date of Saturday 18th May.
2019 Apr standard – Ripponden n Start Again– Sat Apr 20 **9am**
Route Link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29738482
Strava event: https://www.strava.com/clubs/112552/group_events/489322
Distance: 44 miles approx
Elevation: 3,200ft approx
Moving time: Approx 3.25 – 3.75 Hours // Total Time approx 3.75 – 4.25 Hours.(very approximate dependent on rider pace and general stops – allows for brief stops/traffic.)
Start: 09:00 at St Mary’s Flower Park, Preswich
Postride: Approx 13:00 at Prestwich. Will leave to folk on the day.
##RIDE SUMMARY ##
Cracker out to Ripponden. Replicating a ride we did a couple of years ago, albeit with a couple of tweaks (basically sans cobbles!).
Must bring: lungs, climbing legs and fuel. Read more