Sunday 27th Nov Ride – Anglezarke

 Sunday November 27th 2016 – Winter – Say Hello To The Anglez(arke) // 9am

Route Link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/17811997
Distance: 43 miles
Elevation: 3,200 ft approx.
Moving time: Approx 3.25 hours – 3.75 Hours // Total Time approx 3.75 hours-4.25 Hours. (very approximate dependent on rider pace and general stops)
Start: 09:00 at St Mary’s Flower Park, Prestwich
Post Ride: All The Shapes, Warwick St., Prestwich (approx. 12:45 / 13:15) Read more

Sunday 30th October Ride – Autumn Sweater! 8am start.

 Sunday 30th October 2016 – Big Winter Ride – ‘Autumn Sweater’ (8am Start)

Route Link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/17328547
Distance: 57 Miles
Elevation: 4,500ft approx.
Moving time: Approx 4.5 hours – 5 Hours // Total Time approx 6 hours-6.5 Hours. (very approximate dependent on rider pace, length of lunch stop and general stops)
Start: 08:00 at St Mary’s Flower Park, Prestwich
Midride/Lunch: Todmorden around 11:00 – 11:30 am
Post Ride: All The Shapes, Warwick St., Prestwich (approx. 14:00 / 14:30)

A collaboration route between Rob and Craig.

This is the first of our real “Winter Rides”, hence the slightly shorter distance but it still definitely warrants it’s big ride status. Although it is slightly shorter, this is still a testing ride and it’d be worth checking in with us if you are unsure whether it might be a tough.

We head out towards Middleton and Shaw in order to swing past Hollingworth Lake on our way to the first proper climb of the day – Blackstone Edge. A really nice steady climb with some steep parts for good measure, a nice test of all your climbing arsenal.

It might be a little early in the ride for an ice cream stop at the top, so we’ll probably just start the amazingly fun descent down Cragg Vale! This is super fun and, as you’ll know from coming up the other way, it’s pretty long, so attack it/cruise it however you like, just be safe and enjoy the fact you are doing down hill.

We get to Mytholmroyd and then head to Hebden for a little hill climbing circuit. We head up Heptonstall Road and take on some hilly cobbles (thanks Rob!) before heading back down to Hebden before heading back up the hills for another two miles between Mytholm and our lunch stop of Todmorden.

After a bit to eat and some refreshments, it’s time to start a steady climb up to Bacup before a pretty much downhill/flat 20 miles back to All The Shapes for post ride drinks.
Safety and 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

Saturday’s Ride – Booth Wood (2nd April)

Hey everyone,

Here’s a copy of the details from the ride page for this Saturday’s ride.

Saturday April 2nd 2016 – Standard Ride – Booth Wood Bowler // 9am

Route Link: Booth Wood Bowler
Distance: 41 miles
Elevation: 3,000ft
Moving Time: 3 hours approx. (not counting stops)

April’s standard club ride is a 41 mile loop featuring a fair amount of climbing (quelle suprise!). The jewel in the crown is an old friend – the challenging climb up Grains Road.

From here we’ll head up through Denshaw and on to Boothswood Reservoir and Baitings Reservoir before heading up to Blackstone Edge Reservoir.

All the climbing will be rewarded by the long flowing run down into Littleborough on the way back to Prestwich. Where post ride refuels are an essential tonic for our riders :) We’ll likely head to our “Clubhouse” at All The Shapes Cafe Bar in Prestwich for beers/coffees/cakes if anyone would like to join us afer.

Moving time should be around 3 hours but this doesn’t include stops, mechanicals or other unplanned events. Dependent on the pace of the rider, we’ll most likely be back in Prestwich at any time from 12:30 – 13:00 (ish).

Thanks to Rob Symons for the great route. It should be a beauty and we hope to see many of you on the ride. Spring weather would be a delight.

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 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.