This ride is only just over 20 miles long, but it has a start that should give us a great fitness boost. The first 7 miles takes us over past Tockholes Village & Winter hill.
There are a couple of steep bits in this climb & don't worry if you feel you may prefer to walk these bits - So will I!
Once we've done all that hard work we can appreciate some magnificent scenery as we curve over the moors & drop down to Brinscall & from there on to Wheelton, where we'll stop in the village for tea & cakes at the village café.
After a well earned rest it's off to Brindle, Hoghton Bottoms, Pleasington & through Witton Park back to the start point.
Distance: 20.8 mi
Elevation: + 1785 / - 1781 ft
Sometimes the rides don't show on the map, so you can see the route map & elevation chart here: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/6642632
We'll ride at a steady pace on this ride and we'll stop on the climbs to reform & let everyone catch their breath We'll keep our pace at a level so that we can all stay together & have a really pleasant New Year ride.
It would be great to have some new & some familiar faces on this ride, you're all welcome & I look forward to riding with you.
I'm a SkyRide Ride Leader leading guided rides & I'm also a trained route planner - I enjoy my cycling & appreciate it even more when I have people to ride with.
Our group is called the FC's - Friendly Cyclists & you can read all about us & join the group here:
When you join up you will receive an invite to all future rides, you'll never miss a ride again!