Sunday, 27 June 2010

27th June 2010 - Sunday

We had planned to ride “Tour of Pen-Y-Gent” but had to cancel at the last moment as Dean’s wife wasn’t too well, so he needed to be close to home. No matter a local ride would be just as good.
We met at Bobs Smithy, up Scout Road to Walker Fold, through the wood and went straight on up the climb from the gate. From there across to the start of Coalpits Rood and up to the mast. Like the last few weeks the trails are superbly dry and dusty, no grip, but no mud either. Form the top of Winter Hill we decided of the shoulder descent to Belmont Road. Then Great Hill, unbelievably dry able to ride every inch of it, very bumpy on the slabs through. Took the bridletrack down to just above Brinscall and cut off left through a wood, fantastic single track down to above White Coppice.
Met lots of riders today at all points along the route.
Route home followed the reservoirs down to the castle in Lever Park and then the usual way home, all together 33 miles, and on the hottest day of the year.
Riders today, Richard, Phil and Dean.
HERE is the Sportstracker route
Only one photo today, Phil and Dean at the top of Great Hill, did a video but will take a little time to edit, will post it later

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