Peak District Away Day

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  • All,

    I am looking to arrange an away day cycling in the Peak District. The idea would be to leave Buckingham fairly early (7am?), drive up to Ashbourne, and ride a loop into the peaks from there.

    The day is open to all but would depend on the level of interest and volunteers coming forward to organise rides for each level. I will arrange an A ride, which will feature a little climbing ;-) but all options can be catered for if people are interested.

    Ideas for rides welcome - Ashbourne cycling club have a library that may be useful:­outes/

    Parking option: Cokayne Ave, Ashbourne, DE61 1EJ­ark/cokayne_avenue/de6/derbyshire_dales/­

    Please sign up to express an interest and add any thoughts/suggestions in the comments.

  • We would be depending when in May as away until 20th.

  • It says the 14th May Francine

  • Oh yes didn’t see that - not to worry thanks

  • Just thinking about dates - I realise that several people are away on 14 May so I am wondering about rescheduling this for two weeks later, Sunday 28 May. This is the late May bank holiday weekend, so appreciate there may be people away then too, but let me know if this would allow more to attend?

    @PaulW, @DaveB - how would this work for you?

  • Should be fine to make either work

  • No problem 😉 go for it @JamesT

  • Great, thanks @PaulW and @DaveB. I shall officially update the date. It already seems to suit more people which is great!

    @FrancineVL maybe this would allow you to come along if still interested?

  • Yes I think we can make that day. Thank you.

  • Sorry James - we won’t be able to make this trip now! Another time. Don’t actually think I could face any more hills for a little while!! 😂 have fun guys!

  • So, just the three of us @RobFactor👍 and @PatH🚴🏻🍌!!! (Others very welcome to join)

    Here's one option starting from Rowsley, just north of Matlock, going up to Winnats Pass which is spectacular. The route includes a loop at Hathersage but I've included the stats without this loop in case it is too much

    Distance: 63 miles / 102 km (without loop: 52 miles / 84 km)
    Ascent: 5700 ft / 1750 m (without loop: 4500 ft / 1375 m)

    The loop is easy to cut out so we could even decide on the day. Lots of good cafe options half way round at Hope and Castleton.

    What do you think? Still interested?­/162708525

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  • I’m still keen, would be great to get a few more.

  • Great, let’s do it!

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Peak District Away Day

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