Routes Saturday 12th May
Meet 0830, main carpark Ashbourne Leisure Centre. Please ensure you familiarise yourself with the routes beforehand and know how to navigate them on the day. Check the weather forecast 😎 and equip yourself and your bike accordingly.
Many thanks for this week’s route suggestions – enjoy the ride 🙂
A Route, 65 miles, 4,600 ft elevation, approx avg speed 17 – 19 mph, anti – clockwise, Ramshorn, Whiston, Cheadle, Hilderstone (tea stop at Oak Leaf Tea Room), Marchington, Hulland
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. Please can whoever is on the front of the group check behind and liaise with the rear riders that the group is ‘altogether’. Rear rider call up ahead if the group seems to be splitting.
B Route, 41.7 miles long, 2,259 feet elevation, heading out via Clifton, Hollington, Tean, Uttoxeter, Hatton Cafe Stop at Nose Bag, Alkmonton, Wyaston.
C Route, Hilly this week – as requested by the C group, – however please check the weather beforehand to see if the route is suitable for you? 26 miles long, 2,714 ft elevation, approx avg speed 9 – 10 mph, Through tunnel towards Mappleton, Thorpe, Tissington, Parwich, Alsop, A515 for short stretch – take care on right hand turn for second turning towards Alstonfield, descend down towards Milldale, Wetton – cafe stop at the lovely Wetton Tea Rooms in the Village Hall, Return via Alstonfield, Ilam, Blore, Mappleton.
C Riders – If this hilly route does not appeal on the morning please feel free to do one of your previous routes – plenty to choose from on previous postings 😉