Routes Saturday 14th 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, 51.6 miles long, 4,800 ft elevation, 17-19 mph average speed, heading out on Sides Lane to Ellastone, climb to Alton Towers, Oakamoor, Ipstones, Morridge, Fawfieldhead, down to cafe stop at Hulme End, home via Hartington, Brassington, Carsington
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, With a few “stings” route, 43 miles, 3876 ft elevation, heads out Kniveton, Brassington, Elton, Youlgreave, Monyash, Cafe stop at Tagg Lane or Old Forge, Hartington, Biggin, Parwich, Tissington, Mappleton.
C Route, 26.9 miles, 2,510 ft elevation, approx avg speed 10 – 11 mph, heading out Mappleton, Tissington, Carsington with cafe stop at The Pudding Room, back through Kirk Ireton, Idridgehay, Mercaston, Bradley and downhill into Ashbourne along A517