Weather looking good albeit a tad chilly up in Glossop tomorrow! A final reminder of the schedule (the ride details are on this post):
1. 07:30 prompt @ St Mary’s Flower Park, Prestwich if you want to ride up to Glossop. Rob Symons will lead from here down to the Mcdonalds, Eastlands.
2. 08:00 (latest) from Mcdonalds, Eastlands (near Velodrome/City Ground). Rob will lead Prestwich contingent here to meet Mark Leigh. They will both lead the ride from here to Glossop.
3. 09:00 Coffees at Costa Coffee Prestwich. People driving/getting trains/making their own way there are welcome to meet us there or….
4. 09:30 Ride Starts promptly from Glossop Train Station.
The ride = Approx 3.5-4 hours moving time. Approx 1-1.5 hours for stops, lunch etc. Should be back in Glossop just between 14:30 – 15:00. Post ride refuel in Glossop. Ride heading back to Prestwich at around 16:00 – 16:30 (ISH).
Our ride this Sunday officially starts and ends at Glossop Train Station. The ride will commence at 09:30 prompt from Glossop Train Station. Please let us know if you are attending and are running late, as we need to be on it with the timings. Leave a message below, email us (firstname.lastname@example.org ) or contact us on Facebook and we can swap numbers.
Some of us will be meeting at 09:00 in Glossop for pre-match coffees, probably in the big Costa that is there, as they’ll be quick and be able to deal with the numbers.
If you are coming from Prestwich/Middleton/Oldham side and fancy extra miles, then a bunch of our rides are starting from:-
- St Mary’s Flower Park, Prestwich @ 07:30 prompt. Rob Symons will be leading any riders from there to….
- Mcdonalds, Eastlands (across from Man City stadium) @ 08:00 at the latest. Mark Leigh and Rob will lead the other riders from here up to Glossop. Approximately 15 miles pretty direct route.
Full ride details are below and on the rides page:- Read more
Okay, the title. Long winded, I know. Please, keep reading and allow me to explain! Impressed as I was with the largest climb I’d done in one ride, I got it in my head that 4,140 feet of climbing might not be far off a mile and that I could call the next blog post ‘The Mile High Club’. Well it’s not a mile. It’s 0.784091 of a mile.
The monthly ride we run usually commences and concludes in Prestwich but the ride on Saturday 18th was a (very enjoyable) detour from the norm. For 33 years, the 17th April has marked the anniversary of the birth of the wonderful Mr Richard Knox. The last two of those celebrations have now concluded with a brutal ride on the following day. It’s nice to create our own little rituals.