Sunday 30 Sep Big Ride – Straight Outta Cornholme – 8am

2018 Sep Big Ride – Straight Outta Cornholme – Sun Sep 30 **8am**

Route Link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28673949
Strava Event: https://www.strava.com/clubs/112552/group_events/390434
Distance: 71 miles
Elevation: 6,200ft approx.
Moving time: Approx 5.5 – 6.25 Hours // Total Time approx 6.45 – 7.25 Hours.(very approximate dependent on rider pace and general stops – allows for brief stops/traffic and 30-45 mins lunch)
Start: 08:00 at St Mary’s Flower Park, Prestwich
Lunch: Hebden Bridge/Todmorden – riders on the day to decide
Post Ride: At riders discretion.

*** PLEASE NOTE 8am START ***

## RIDE SUMMARY ##
The penultimate big ride of the year ploughs the same hilly furrow as its predecessors. Not for the feint of heart or scared of hills. A really challenging route but a complete belter.

There’s a lot of little roads with beautiful scenery on this one, so the rolling green(ish) hills of England should be pleasing enough on the eyes to soothe your aching limbs.

In Mytholm Steeps, you have the joint toughest hill I’ve ever done. Enjoy. At least there are no cobbles, eh?

It’s unlikely I (Craig) will be on this one, so we will need a willing volunteer or two to help manage the ride.

Would suggest lunch stop in Hebden at around the 40 mile mark or you could branch a little further between miles 49 and 50 to head to Todmorden. You won’t have to do Mytholm Steeps on a full belly then.

## 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 & 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.

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