Hills of Marple & Rowarth - Mountain Biking
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The ride starts following tracks along the Goyt Valley passing Roman Lakes to get us warmed up before a stiff and technical climb up on the pasture lands above New Mills with fine views over to Kinder Scout.
Following a fast descent, partly on road into Thornsett, we start the second big climb of the day up the flank of Lantern Pike, before an exillarating descent into Rowarth.
After a fun water splash the final big climb takes us over Cown Edge with its fine views over Greater Manchester and the Cheshire Plain. From here the route is mainly downhill back to the Goyt Valley.
For this ride you will need to be competent on red-graded descents and have a good hard tail or full suspension mountain bike.
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What to bring
Apart from your bike remember the following:.
- Spare inner tube and tyre levers. Also any special tools that your bike needs.
- Food - bring lunch and small snacks such as chocolate bars and energy foods.
- Plenty of water (minimum 2lts)
- Eye protection - impact from a bee, grit or even a fly at speed is extremely unpleasant, sunglasses may do if not made of glass and not too shaded.
- Clothing: choose suitable clothes and footwear for the weather forecast and time of year. You will be exercising so lightweight layered clothing is best. Shorts are best even in rain, as they allow free movement of your legs. Jeans are useless if it rains but tracksuit bottoms need to be not too baggy or they may snag in the chain and cause an accident. You'll need trainers or similar with grippy soles for standard pedals.
- Cyclist's Helmet - Outdoorlads policy asks you to wear a helmet on events, however a full face helmet and pads are recommended..
- Bag you will need a small day-sack to carry essential clothing, water and an emergency snack.
Food & drink
Please make sure you bring enough water/drinks for the ride.
Please bring enough snacks/food for the ride.