Steve and myself went out early doors today, we were on the road for 7am.
Here is the bikemap route - http://www.bikemap.net/route/871290
Its a combination of a parbold hill ride i did the other week with the addition of Rivington and Winter Hill just to push ourselves training-wise.
We rode for a couple of hours and did 30miles straight off, Ulnes Walton, Mawdesley, Hilldale, over to Rivington. We got a sausage and egg butty with a pot of tea (£9.60), maybe this was a bad idea as straight from there we went up winter hill which is over 1000ft.
Stats: 50 miles, out for 5hours, max speed 38.6mph, total ascent 3300ft, max elev 1098ft. back home for lunch!
|we stop in all the best places!|
|view towards Horwich, theres traffic lights at the bottom so you have to behave|
|view from halfway up winter hill|
The descent of winter hill should have been quicker but it was straight into the wind which slowed us down a lot. Part of the hillside had been on fire overnight, it was still smouldering as we went past.
Good hard ride, hilly and windy up top (easterly).
Overall a really good ride (if you like that sort of thing!)