This ride builds on last week's ride and adds a couple more miles and a little more climbing to the route. As before, we'll set off from our usual starting point on Loxley Road and ride through Low Bradfield and on up the steady climb of Blindside Lane and Sugworth Road. We then turn left onto Mortimer Road and drop down the A57 to Ladybower where we turn left at the traffic lights. After passing the Yorkshire Bridge, we turn right to Thornhill and continue until we reach a junction where we turn left and head to Hathersage. As we enter Hathersage, we take a left turn and begin a climb up towards Stannage Edge. The climb has two with moderately steep sections, with a dip in the middle to give us a chance to get our breath back. At the top of the climb we re-join last week's route and do a couple of relatively easy miles before the last climb up and over the hill onto Ringinglow Road and through Upper Burbage. When we reach the Norfolk Arms, we turn left and head to Mayfield Alpacas (avoid the toasted teacakes!), where we'll have a coffee stop. From there, we have a few miles of rolling roads that take us to Lodge Moor where there is a steep descent down to Rivelin Valley Road. A couple more miles of easy riding then takes us back to the start.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PARTICIPANTS
We recommend that all participants wear a helmet. Please make sure you wear appropriate clothing for the weather. As usual we do expect you to have ensured your bike is roadworthy and that you have carried out basic pre-ride checks; we recommend that you also carry at least one spare inner tube, a pump (CO2 inflators are also highly recommended). It is also a good idea to carry a spare chain link that matches your bike’s chain (e.g. 9, 10 or 11 speed). If you have a mechanical problem we will do our best to assist you and/or lend you an inner tube or repair kit if we can, but it is always best to be self-reliant. Don’t forget to bring money for refreshments and a mobile phone.
This is a purely social group of like-minded people sharing a love of cycling, it is not a formal organisation nor does it have any form of legal structure. We do not profess to be trained ride leaders but do have experience of doing so. You are free to choose to ride with us but in doing so please note that you do so in acceptance that this is entirely at your own risk. We cannot accept responsibility for any loss or injury suffered as a result of your participation. Please also read the terms and conditions on the website.