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
Sorry - I thought this revised route had come from Mike, but it was in fact Phil R's stab at a get around. Phil has now sent me Mike's edit, which I have sent to Rich Alexander (It' only slightly different). It's been tricky because Mike has WiFi issues in hospital.
7:55 Fri, 23 Jun 2017
The correct .tcx file for the revised route can be downloaded here:
It should match the Strava route I posted above, but there may be some minor discrepancies. This is the "official" version though.
9:11 Fri, 23 Jun 2017
Official good ☺️
11:40 Fri, 23 Jun 2017
Just wondered if any steadier riders had made plans. Over this terrain I will not average 24kph/15mph. Quite happy and fully expecting to solo around the short. Considering 'bending the rules' and taking the car to Stanley Common to save 24km and do the medium.
12:59 Fri, 23 Jun 2017
Now the late mods are sorted can some one stick them on the Facebook site please. Let me know I will make you admin. I hope this will be interclub. Needs to be asap obviously. Cheers
14:34 Fri, 23 Jun 2017
You can add the file/s so they appear here
14:43 Fri, 23 Jun 2017
I've added it i think. If someone could give a quick check. Cheers
15:13 Fri, 23 Jun 2017
15:14 Fri, 23 Jun 2017
That's what I was thinking :-)
19:00 Fri, 23 Jun 2017
Looking forward to this, haven't ridden uphill much in the past couple of years!
See you at 8.
19:09 Fri, 23 Jun 2017
Check your gearing dude. TT gearing no good for tomorrow.
19:45 Fri, 23 Jun 2017
Pretty sure I'm 34-25. Do I need 28?
20:08 Fri, 23 Jun 2017
A super strong TT monster like you will be fine (me, I'd stick a 28 on).
20:22 Fri, 23 Jun 2017
20:24 Fri, 23 Jun 2017
medium, looks like I am currently the only one doing that length, could be a lonely day :(
20:45 Fri, 23 Jun 2017
Set off with us George - by the time we get to Curbar we'll have talked you into the long. ;-)
21:35 Fri, 23 Jun 2017
....or be joining you on the medium.
21:57 Fri, 23 Jun 2017
Now there's an idea 😀
22:02 Fri, 23 Jun 2017
By the time you get to Curbar you will be on the medium with me because you will have gone the wrong way!
22:06 Fri, 23 Jun 2017
Now there's an idea 👍🏻
22:20 Fri, 23 Jun 2017
good luck everyone.
6:09 Sat, 24 Jun 2017
Going to give it a miss, riding tomorrow with wife on her first 50 +her parents here for lunch so should really be back for that. And no ones going to do the medium anyway :(
7:03 Sat, 24 Jun 2017
18:13 Sat, 24 Jun 2017
18:25 Sat, 24 Jun 2017
Superb day out. 😀
19:39 Sat, 24 Jun 2017
Great photo, even better the right way round.
No doubt Mike's routes lived up to their billing!
19:44 Sat, 24 Jun 2017
I think the route exceeded expectations. Mike somehow managed to create a route through the Peak with lots of lovely lanes but also a succession of excellent descents, some that seemed to go on forever. Big smiles - and grimaces too of course.
8:22 Sun, 25 Jun 2017