Routes Saturday 5th May
Meet 0830, main carpark Ashbourne Leisure Centre. Please ensure you familiarise 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, 52 miles, 4,500 ft elevation, approx avg speed 17 – 19 mph. Out via Carsington, Cromford, Dethick & Holestone Moor with tea stop at The Old Smithy in Beeley. Return via Bakewell, Youlgreave, Pikehall & Parwich.
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, 41.4 miles long, 3,262 ft elevation. Heading out on A515 to Fenny Bentley/Parwich/Pikehall/Newhaven/Bakewell/Pilsley/Beeley – turn left into Beeley village, for TstopOldSmithy, Rowsley/Winster/Grangemill/Longcliffe/Fenny Bentley/Ashourne
C Route, 26 miles long, 1,844 ft elevation, approx average speed 10 mph. Heading out via Sidesmill Lane, climbing up Squashley Bank to Marston Montgomery across A515 to Boylestone then Yeaveley Pop Up Cafe in Yeaveley Arms. Return back via Ednaston across A52 towards Bradley and back along A517.