Routes Saturday 11th August
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, 53 miles long, 3,950 ft elevation, approx avg speed 17-19 mph. The A route this Saturday takes in the daunted & much feared Riber Climb 👿 , followed by a tea stop at The Family Tree cafe (garden round the back) in Whatstandwell, Return via Duffield & Long Lane.
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 – 39 miles long, 2,949 ft elevation, heading out on the A515/Fenny Bentley or if you prefer go via Mappleton, Thorpe, Tissington, then Parwich, Biggin, Monyash (T-stop), Long Rake, Newhaven, Pikehall, Longcliffe, Brassington, Kniveton, Ashbourne
C Group – Approx avg speed 10 – 11 mph, 28 miles long, 1894 ft elevation, heading out via Dobbinhorse Lane, Yeaveley, Alkmonton, Long Lane to Kirk Langley crossing A52 to Wildpark Lane to Brailsford with a cafe stop at the Buttermilk Coffee House then return back along the A52 for a short while to Ednaston, Shirley, Rodsley to Osmaston & back to Ashbourne via cycle path.