BCC Sportive-Lite 24th June
8:00 Sat, 24 Jun 2017
Duration: 8hr 0
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doing a time trial instead, but if it does get postponed to w/e of July 1/2 can partake then.
11:34 Fri, 16 Jun 2017
After going out on Sunday, I have come to the conclusion I am not good at hills, what distances are people thinking of doing?
9:08 Mon, 19 Jun 2017
The peaks are beautiful but those routes are horrible.
On saturday I will be mainly not doing any of them ;)
9:43 Mon, 19 Jun 2017
I'm doing the long, with the medium as a bail-out option in the event of bad weather (or bad legs!). Routes look great to me. 👌🏻
9:48 Mon, 19 Jun 2017
Whichever route I choose I guess after first hill or 2 I will most likely be riding solo, lantern rouge for me :D
12:40 Mon, 19 Jun 2017
Parental duties have messed with my plans, I'm out :-(
8:17 Tue, 20 Jun 2017
Long for me, looking forward to it.
12:31 Tue, 20 Jun 2017
I'll be doing the long (I think).
17:47 Tue, 20 Jun 2017
21:37 Tue, 20 Jun 2017
There is a closed road on the long route. It's a shame because its a lovely bit of road. https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=102918.0
could either go through Eyam instead and extend the route to Hathersage, but that would use a fairly busy road. Alternatively just cut that section off by taking the road from Foolow to Bretton
22:35 Tue, 20 Jun 2017
I am sorry I can't make this now. We are having renovation work completed at the office over the weekend and I need to be in. :-(
I was hoping that this would have been finished by now but alas not.
8:33 Wed, 21 Jun 2017
I will have a rethink, route wil likely change quite a lot. To keep it good since that is one of best bits. I will keep distances as fast folk have committed mentally there
8:59 Wed, 21 Jun 2017
If I'm reading that right, the closure is roughly at the 49-mile marker, meaning there's no route between Bretton & Abney (and we lose one climb and one long descent). I'd be fine with just diverting through Leam to Hathersage rather than making wholesale changes, but I'm happy to defer to Mike's greater knowledge.
9:38 Wed, 21 Jun 2017
Correct. Leam quit good but will be reviewing if time. Hectic in hospital ;)
10:08 Wed, 21 Jun 2017
I can no longer make this as I have taxi duties I forgot I'd agreed to, should be back for an afternoon ride. Might do short or medium route (slowly) if anyone else fancies it, just not sure when though, about 1 or 2 ish?
Anyone know how long the road on the long route is closed for? I might try long route next Sat/Sun?
12:48 Wed, 21 Jun 2017
Not sure but it's been closed for at least a year.
13:33 Wed, 21 Jun 2017
will new routes be posted up on here?
15:15 Wed, 21 Jun 2017
Mike has made some amendments to avoid the road closure. I think Phil R is amending the routes. It was following the Bretton ridge then to Leam and to Hathersage avoiding the Grindleford road.
22:17 Wed, 21 Jun 2017
I managed to convert the gpx files to Strava routes (not as elegant as RWGPS, but plays better with my ancient Garmin). If need be I can edit the long route so there's a file for people to use.
22:41 Wed, 21 Jun 2017
I have the route from Phil. But not sure what best to do with it. I have put it on ridewithgps as a public file, I think. Can someone see if they can see it. The file is called BCC-long-revised
7:09 Thu, 22 Jun 2017
Phil - if you're having problems, email me the route file and I'll put it up as a Strava route.
8:57 Thu, 22 Jun 2017
This caused confusion, too many Phils :D
9:21 Thu, 22 Jun 2017
10:32 Thu, 22 Jun 2017
I think this is the revised route on RWGPS:
My Strava version of the revised long route is here:
Note that this is *not* the official version, and may have some minor differences, but the file might work better for some people.
One comment: the revised route along the ridge goes along the ridge on Sir William Hill Road, and apparently a section of that road isn't paved. (I noticed this because Strava's planning tool wouldn't let me send the route along it!) I don't know that area at all, but it seems to be about a mile of rocky/gravel dirt track, mostly downhill. The images on Google Street View make it look marginal for road tyres, but I guess we can judge it when we see it. If we want to go around it's only a short detour (the Strava route linked above goes around it).
10:59 Thu, 22 Jun 2017
No the route does not go down the rocky road. There is a bipass.
20:01 Thu, 22 Jun 2017
Phew just this in before the zonk
20:02 Thu, 22 Jun 2017
Thanks Mike - we'll go around.
21:30 Thu, 22 Jun 2017