NWA: Dent and Ribblehead ~ Saturday 27th August 2011
Saturday 27th August 2011
21 Miles/approx 8 hours including stops. (Long day)
:: Meeting at:
9:30am ride starts at 10:00am
Ribblehead Viaduct/Station Inn - B6255 - Low Sleights Road.
:: Start location: here
60% off road, rough tracks with mud in places. 2800ft of climbing and descending, drove roads, shooting tracks and some technical singletrack.
This is a circuit which can be ridden in either direction, but whichever way starts with a big climb. The route will take in a pub stop in Dent village before another big climb out of the dale.
But for all the climbing there will be plenty of descending too on rocky and testing tracks.
This ride will be quite a challenge due to the terrain, the climbing and the distance so please make sure that you and your bike are in good fettle and you are prepared for all weathers. Helmets must be worn on this route as the rocks are very unforgiving!
We'll decide which way to go on the day. If the weather is bad we will probably tackle a shorter route instead.
Hope to see you there!