Routes Saturday 21st July
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, 66 miles long, 4,350 ft elevation, approx avg speed 17-19 mph, heading to Uttoxeter, Millwich, Stone, Eccleshall (tea at Fletchers Garden Centre), return via Trentham Blythe Bridge, Hollington, Ellastone,
B Group – 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 (B- group) and 14/15 mph (B+group). 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.
Communication is key to a successful ride for everyone – this tip applies to all groups 😉
B Route, 47 miles long, 2534 ft elevation, heading out via Clifton – Snelston – Marston – Doveridge – Sudbury – Draycott – Needwood – Barton under Needwood – Cafe stop at Barton Marina – Tatenhill – Tutbury – Boylestone – Alkmonton – Wyaston – Edlaston
C Route, 34 miles long, 2204 ft elev, avg speed approx 10 – 11 mph, heading south departing via cycle path climb, towards Wyaston, Alkmonton, then east towards Radbourne, cafe stop – Hackwood Farm, (if preferred, riders can cycle on further and stop at Meynell Langley cafe instead), Kedleston, Bradley, Osmaston, Dobbin Horse Lane return home.