Routes Saturday 28th 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, 60 miles, 3,000 ft elevation, approx avg speed – 18 – 19 mph, heading out via Premier Avenue – Yeaveley – Church Broughton – Hatton – Tatenhill – Barton – Yoxall – Rugeley – cafe stop at Birches Valley – Blithfield Res. – Uttoxeter – Ellastone – Back via Sides Lane (or Mayfield if it’s wet/mucky!).
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, 41 miles, 2,046 ft elevation.Heads out via Dobbin horse – Wyaston – Longford – Sutton – Hilton – Anslow – Hatton – Cafe stop Nose or Salt Box back via Alkmonton – Roston – Clifton
C Route, approx avg speed 10/11 mph. 30 miles, 1,871 ft elevation, heading out cycle path, Edlaston, Rodsley, Longford Lane to Hackwood Farm Cafe back through Radbourne Lees, Longford, Alkmonton, Yeavley into Ashbourne.