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PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2009 11:46 pm 
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Location: Macclesfield Forest
NWA regional ride: Macclesfield Forest, Wildboarclough and Three Shires Head
:: Date: Sunday 31st January 2010
:: Distance/time: 15-20 miles / 3-4 hours riding.
:: Meeting at Leather's Smithy Inn at 10am for 10:30am start.
[Free parking available on the road outside the pub alongside the reservoir but please don't use the pub car park]
:: Directions: here
:: Terrain: Well drained fire roads, rocky descents, and moorland tracks. Some road sections including one big road climb. Nothing particularly technical or steep but plenty of rocks and fast descents.


As promised I'm organising a little regional ride out in my backyard and I'd like to invite everyone and anyone to join in.
My neck of the woods includes a forest no less, that's Macclesfield Forest and will include the fantastic descent of Charity Lane and the climb up to The Cat and Fiddle Inn, which at an altitude of 1690ft (515m), is the second highest pub in England.

From there we'll cross the moors and descend to the very picturesque Three Shires Head, where the counties of Cheshire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire meet.

Then it'll be down the great Cumberland Clough, and back up around the forest for a final fast descent to finish for drinks and food by the fire in my local pub.

This is a tried and tested all weather route, which enjoys great views and proper old school riding. It'll most likely be cold and it's certainly hilly but well worth it for about 15-20 miles of retro fun.
I'll get some pictures up soon.

Everyone from all areas is welcome, preferably riding retro of course.

So what say you!

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Roll Call
drystonepaul
orange71
Mr K
Woody
Sinnett177
rc200ti
Rick Draper + 2
stevet1 + 2
stewlewis + 1
unocogero (possible)
Stally (may be spotted in the forest)


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 12:47 am 
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:D Yes please :D
In the diary.

Rob


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 1:27 am 
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One of my favourite local routes - comes highly recommended to those who haven't tried it!

Hope to be there for this.

Mr K


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I'm interested. Might be tricky though, as I'll be at work on the Saturday night. Then again, not had a day off sick for a while... :wink:


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thanks for the heads up - will try and come :D


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Good stuff Paul, i'll be there.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 1:27 pm 
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Hi,

I'll be there, I might cycle up to the pub as I'm only in town.

I love the descents down charity and Cumberland Clough, It will be a bone shaker for you fully rigid guys :)


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Hey, Paul, sounds great, hope to make it.


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I love the descents down charity and Cumberland Clough, It will be a bone shaker for you fully rigid guys


8)


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 4:09 pm 
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Stally wrote:
Hi,

I'll be there, I might cycle up to the pub as I'm only in town.

I love the descents down charity and Cumberland Clough, It will be a bone shaker for you fully rigid guys :)


I'll probably ride up too, unless I bring the van up, with my camping stove for fresh bacon butties in the style of Mr K.

Charity Lane, Cumberland Clough and the track down to the Three Shires are somewhat rocky. I'll see how I feel about riding fully rigid closer to the time, and fingers crossed it won't be too icy.

Looks like we might have a good turnout so far. I'll have to book a table at the pub. 8)


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