Retrobike National Series Round 5:
The Annual Retrobike ‘Day in the Peaks’ Ride 2011
(Formerly Mr K's Day in the Peaks)
with support from
Saturday 10th September 2011
20 miles approx spread out over a full day's riding with plenty of fuel stops and banter.
:: Meeting at: Woodbine Cafe
, Hope at 10:30am for 11:00am start.
[Restricted on road parking and a Pay and Display car park ~ Regular trains from Manchester and Sheffield]
Grid Ref: SK170835 ~ Postcode: S33 6RD
Plenty of options in and around the Hope Valley, including a campsite about half a mile from the start point, and the infamous Woodbine B&B.
Rocky and natural Peak District tracks and trails with long climbs and longer descents. Can be a bit exposed on the moors so be prepared if the weather is inclement. Some short road sections but mostly off road. A few steep technical drops and plenty of rocks, glorious views and fast descents.
:: Strictly no helmet - no ride.
:: The Legend of K:
Although Mr Kawasaki shys away from any accolades, this is the original ride which set the format for Retrobike events in the years to follow.
It all began when Mr. K and Retroking#1 decided that it would be a good idea to meet up and ride on some of the finest natural trails the Peak District has to offer. This winning formula of great riding and a highly sociable, non competitive atmosphere has prevailed.
Year after year this event has been at the pinnacle of the Retrobike calendar and, as with last year, the NW&NW Area group will be taking the reigns as organisers and guides.
:: Saturday evening and Sunday:
The main ride will be on the Saturday as usual, followed by the now legendary evening pub quiz. This year there will also be an option to stick around for another shorter ride on Sunday starting a few miles away in Hayfield.
So it's a bumper edition and well worth making a full weekend of it.
The route is a classic and is the same which has been used for the past three years. Here is link to Mr. K’s guide:
http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?hl=en& ... 2f3b3&z=12
Aftermath threads for these rides can be found below. Let's hope that this year will be just as successful and just as memorable:
Hope to see you there!
The riders so far...
Defiant (on loan from Benelux Area Group).
ChrisV40 plus newbies
I Believe In Fixies
Rick Draper (probably riding modern nonsense even though he's got a nice Zaskar and a Shock-a-Billy)
Post up in the thread and I'll add you to the list.