EDIT: This has now turned into an RB Bimble.
Over The Top - Sunday 25th April
Craft Centre car park, Ruthin, LL15 1BB
10am for a 10:30am start.
Best bring some food as I didn't see anywhere suitable for lunch.
Route:- Over the Top
Map:- http://www.mapmyride.com/route/gb/ruthi ... 7201286725
Pace won't be too fast as Mrs E_R is building up her skills, so anyone who hasn't joned in before for fear of being slow or unfit then this is ideal!
The 34km route took us 5 hours including lunch and lots of map reading, but we know the route now.
After deciding I would like to go riding with Mrs E_R rather than join the tougher Ambleside because I'd already been out without her the last two meets, I chose a local route from the ride the Clwyds pages - Over the Top
http://www.mapmyride.com/route/gb/ruthi ... 7201286725
I was really impressed with this one, it's has a mix of everything, fire roads, B-roads, open and tight singletracks, grass descents, ruts, roots, 3 water crossings, forests, heather and sheep.
The downhill section was awesome, very fast, and at the bottom I noticed a considerable wobble in my rear wheel
It was bone dry on this day so very fast indeed. I would recommend this for the calendar for sure! Maybe not as long as some would like, but there are certainly some very challenging climbs, and this route is called over the top because it takes you on the highest peak allowed by mountain bikes, and the summit is only a sprint away.
Some pictures from Saturdays ride.