Routes Saturday 14th April
Meet 0830 main car park at Ashbourne Leisure Centre. Please ensure you are familiar with the routes beforehand and know how to navigate them yourself. Check the weather forecast the night before and equip yourself and bike accordingly 😉
Many thanks for this week’s route suggestions – enjoy the ride 🙂
A Route, 60 miles long, 3,600 ft elevation, approx avg speed 17 – 19 mph, clockwise loop around Derby. South to Hilton, Repton, Aston on Trent, tea at Collyers Garden Centre in Borrowash, back via Belper.
B Route – Average Speeds for this group can vary depending upon who is there on the day. It is strongly recommended that you are able to navigate the route yourself in case the group splits so please come prepared. Historically the average speed on routes heading south (flatter) have been 12/13mph and 14/15 mph. They are a bit lower when the route heads north (hillier). Please communicate with others at the start and decide if the group is going to split straight away to a higher and a lower paced B ride. Even if you stay as one group or divide up it is a good idea to reassemble after the first few miles and check that everyone is happy with the pace.
B Route, 40 miles, 3,149 ft elevation. Heading out Mappleton, Tissington, Parwich, Biggin, Longdale, Cafe stop at Tagg Lane Dairy before Monyash, The Rake, Newhaven, Longcliffe, Fenny Bentley.
C Route, 21.8 miles, 1758 ft elevation, approx avg speed 10/11 mph, Starts through tunnel onto Mappleton, Tissington, Brassington, Cafe stop at Pudding Room (if closed Casington Cafe instead), back towards Hulland Ward, Bradley, Osmaston, return Ashbourne via cycle path.