Winter Routes

 

Road conditions deteriorate in the Winter months so we have to be a bit more selective about the roads/routes we use, the lanes can become very muddy and slippy with a higher risk of ice due to surface not being treated. Although some of the roads will be busier they are safer to ride on.

A few tips for Winter Rides

  • Mudguards Please fit some for Club rides there’s nothing worse for the rider behind you than a cold shower of wet,slimy road grime 😡  also keeps your bum dry and protects your bike.
  • Winter tyres  Various options something a bit heavier with good puncture protection usually Kevlar is mentioned in the spec, run the pressure a bit less than you would in the summer, around 90 psi to give you a bit more grip in the wet.
  • Glasses Make sure you have some, you really don’t want a lump of grit in your eye
  • Lights Front and back flashing lights for those dull and misty mornings, its essential to make yourself seen, be safe out there people  😉
  • Clothing  More layers keep you warm,carry a wind/rain jacket with you, good gloves wind and waterproof the same for overshoes, bib tights or shorts with leg warmers, lookout for Roubaix in the spec as this usually indicates extra thermal protection. Its the wind chill that gets you so make sure your kit offers wind protection.

 

Long Routes


ACC Salt Box via Abbotts Bromley

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ACC Salt Box via Abbotts Bromley 51mls 53.014367, -1.736170 ACC Salt Box via Abbotts Bromley  3400 feet altitude gain Strava Route

 


 

ACC Christmas ride to The Cock 50mls

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Christmas Route - Ride to The Cock - 50mls 53.014367, -1.736170 ACC Christmas Ride to The Cock - Long 50ml route  3532 feet elevation gain Ho-Ho-Ho 50

 

 

ACC Brutal Start via Swinscoe 50mls

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ACC Brutal start via Swinscoe 50mls 53.014367, -1.736170 ACC Brutal Start via Swinscoe, 50mls    3146 feet Elevation gain Strava Route

ACC Winter Salt Box via Marchington Cliff

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ACC to Saltbox via Marchington Cliff 52 miles 52.829995, -1.740561 Cafe Stop at the Salt box, 2811 ft elevation Strava Route

ACC Winter Salt Box via Markeaton

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ACC Route Salt Box via Markeaton 50mls 53.014367, -1.736170 ACC Winter Route Salt box via Markeaton 50mls 2845 feet elevation gain

ACC Winter Barton Marina

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Winter Route Barton Marina 50mls 53.014367, -1.736170 ACC Winter Barton Marina via Needwood 50mls  2489 feet elevation gain

Short Routes

ACC Winter 36mls

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ACC Winter route 36mls 53.014367, -1.736170 ACC Winter Route 36 mls via Uttoxeter 2077 feet elevation gain Strava Link  

 

Christmas ride to The Cock 40mls

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Christmas route - Ride to The Cock - 40mls 53.014367, -1.736170 ACC Christmas ride to The Cock - Short Route 40mls 2135 feet of elevation gain Ho-Ho-Ho 40mls

 

 

ACC Winter Short – Salt Box via Rocester 34mls 

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Winter Short - Salt Box Via Rocester 34mls 52.874300, -1.678400 Winter - Salt Box via Rocester 34mls 1973ft elevation gain Strava Route

 

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