Routes Saturday 7th April
Meet 0830 in main car park area outside Ashbourne Leisure Centre. Please ensure to familiarise yourselves with the routes beforehand and download them onto your chosen device. Check the weather forecast closer to – looking like mudguards are still required 😕
Many thanks for the route suggestions – have a good ride 😀
A Route, 54 miles long, 4,000 ft elevation, approx average speed 17/18 mph. Goes via Hulland Ward, Carsington & Cromford, climb up to Holestone Moor and back down to cafe at Hassop Station. Return via Bakewell, Grangemill & Longcliffe.
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 – 43 miles long, 2,804 ft elevation, heading out Sides Lane, Ellastone, Denstone, Hollington, Uttoxeter, Marchington, Tutbury, Cafe at SB or NB, Marston Montgomery, Roston, Snelston, Clifton
C Route, 33 miles long, 1,733 ft elevation, 10 – 11 mph approx avg speed, heading out via Watery Lane to Norbury, Roston & Cubley across A 515 to Church Broughton and onto WPC Cafe Stop, back Longford, Alkmonton & Dobbin Horse Lane to Ashbourne.