10:00 Sat, 22 Jul 2017
Another Intebweeners foray into the hills of the Peak District with a cafe stop at the No Car Cafe (http://thenocarcafe.rushophall.com/index.html) with an optional second cafe stop en route in one of the villages we pass through.
Average speed will quite possibly be around 15mph due to the climbing involved. We'll all ride together, therefore leave no one behind. We may get split up when climbing the big hills but will wait at the top for the lanterne rouge.
**This ride is weather dependent** (don't want to suffer and be wet!!), please keep an eye on this thread for updates.
The attached route starts from the Agricultural Business Centre car park. According to Google, it takes around an hour to get to from Beeston. Post code for the centre is DE45 1AH. The car park is pay and display, so have some coinage ready(Over 4 hours £ 4.50)
Just a suggestion - but have you seen the audax ride Sally has posted. Kidderminster, Clee Hills, Welsh marches. A beautiful part of the country and a great looking route. I've never done an Audax but I like the look of this.
19:34 Tue, 20 Jun 2017
Phil, I didn't notice it when I posted the ride. Wouldn't mind doing an audax myself, but these dates seem to work for most, I can't really do other weekends in July, busy time of the year.
13:35 Sun, 2 Jul 2017
I was going to suggest a detour into Tideswell for Vanilla Kitchen cafe, but apparently it closed. 😢 No idea what the new place is like, but it used to be the best cycling cafe in the Peak. They even had a track pump for customers to use...
Anyway, as of last week the much loved Vanilla Kitchen is apparently now a tea-room:
May or may not be worth trying if you're in the area.
(I can't make this ride, much to my annoyance.)
22:16 Sun, 16 Jul 2017
Nice suggestion - it's more than a tea room, they have loads of food options. The only problem is that Tideswell come in at less than 10 miles in.
11:08 Mon, 17 Jul 2017
Sorry - couldn't tell from the map which way round the route went.
Have you been there since it re-opened? It used to be great, but I've no idea what it's like now.
11:21 Mon, 17 Jul 2017
I'm not sure. I've stopped for food in Tideswell before but no idea where. Probably at least a couple of years ago.
13:09 Mon, 17 Jul 2017
Is the start point as per the description because it's different to the last one of these (at least the last one that I did) where we used the car park on the other side of town?
22:10 Tue, 18 Jul 2017
I've updated the main text with a more detailed description, but it isn't allowing me to amend the route!! It is the same route as before.
17:50 Wed, 19 Jul 2017
Just to be clear then - we are meeting in the same car park as before which was not the Bakewell Agricultural Business Centre Car Park. It was on the other side of the town.
- or am I being a bit dim.
19:59 Wed, 19 Jul 2017
The map looks to have updated now. Here is the link incase (https://www.strava.com/routes/9683384)
Phil we are parking at the Agricultural Centre, easy to get to and plenty of room. The post code should take you straight there. The weather is looking more dodgy the closer we get to Saturday; constant rain through the night and during the day. If it doesn't pick up tomorrow will postpone.
16:42 Thu, 20 Jul 2017
Weather is looking good for tomorrow. Go go go!
13:58 Fri, 21 Jul 2017
Looking at the route, one tip: for the first climb, you should go up Longstone Edge rather than the main road. (On the map it's "Moor Road" out of Great Longstone.) It takes you to the same place but it's a much better climb, and the view the ridge is one of the best in the Peak. Much less traffic too.
I hadn't ridden it until last month, but Mike included it on the "sportive-lite" and it was one of the highlights of the whole route.
14:49 Fri, 21 Jul 2017
Will have a look at it tonight Rich. Are you tempted to come along?
15:18 Fri, 21 Jul 2017
I'd love to, but sadly not free tomorrow. Hope you all have a good one.
15:55 Fri, 21 Jul 2017
Looks like the route has Longstone Edge as a descent rather than a climb.
17:16 Fri, 21 Jul 2017
route change? I've got both on the Garmin anyway.
7:27 Sat, 22 Jul 2017
I've kept the original one, but if you think the amended one will be better let's go for it.
7:39 Sat, 22 Jul 2017