Sunday 30 June – Big Ride – Gathers No Moss- 8am

2019 Jun Big – Gathers No Moss– Sun Jun 30 **8am*

Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30381188
Strava Event:  https://www.strava.com/clubs/112552/group_events/531180
Distance: 61 miles
Elevation: 5,300 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: Holmfirth – Brendan’s choice on the day.
Post Ride: TBC – Woodthorpe?

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. Read more

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Sunday’s Big Ride: Super Hilly Yorkshire Monument // 8am

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

Sunday 2nd October 2016 – Big Ride – ‘Oh Oh Oh Oh Thunder Bridge’ // 08:00am

 Sunday 2nd October 2016 – Big Ride – ‘Oh Oh Oh Oh Thunder Bridge’ // 08:00am

Route Link: ThunderBridge GPX
Distance: 69 miles
Elevation: 5,700 ft approx.
Moving time: Approx 5.5 hours – 6.25 Hours // Total Time approx 7 hours-7.75 Hours. (very approximate dependent on rider pace, length of lunch stop and general stops)
Start: 08:00 at St Mary’s Flower Park, Prestwich
Post Ride: All The Shapes, Warwick St., Prestwich (approx. 15:00 / 15:45)

Summary: Another (savage (but doable)) foray into Yorkshire for a big ride, this time the excellently named Thunder Bridge is our furthest point. Loads of hills, loads of quiet roads and a perfect route for anyone in love with the thrill of road cycling. Read more