Routes Saturday 21st April
Meet 0830 main carpark of Ashbourne Leisure Centre. Please ensure you familiarise yourselves with the routes beforehand and are able to navigate them. Check the weather forecast and ensure bike and body are prepared accordingly 😎 😉
Many thanks for this week’s route suggestions – enjoy the ride 🙂
A Route, 52 miles, 4,500 ft elevation, approx avg speed – 16 – 18 mph, heading out via Sides Lane to Ellastone, Wootton, Weaver Hills, and down into Waterhouses. Up to Hartington via Onecote & Hulme End. Cafe stop at Monyash. Back to Ashbourne via Parsley Hay, Newhaven, Brassington, Hulland Ward.
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, 33 miles long, 3,394 ft elevation. Heads out via Ellastone, Ramshorn, Onecote, Warslow, Hulme End Cafe Stop, Alstonfield, Stanhope, Ilam, Blore, Mappleton.
C Route, 25 miles, 1911 feet elevation, approx avg speed 10mph, heading out Wyaston, Yearly, Alkmonton, Long Lane, Kirk Langley, Meynell Langley Tea Rooms, Mercaston, Bradley, Belper Road to Ashbourne.