Micro Event: Very Best of the White Peak Road Cycle
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Join us on this ride taking in the very very best road cycling in the White Peak. We'll be visiting the two best stretches of the Monsal Trail and the Tissington Trail, former railway lines with a great surface. We'll also visit Milldale, Alstonefield, Hartington and Longdale. If, like us, you've been missing the White Peak more than anywhere, this will get you the best possible scenic fix, with all our tried and tested favourites included, getting us back with a bang! This ride is suitable for road bikes and hybrids, but assumes a reasonable level of road fitness. If you're used to riding more than 50km with some hills, this ride is for you.
Route on Ride with GPS
The ride almost intersects itself at km 30. In case of poor weather or by consensus of the group we may cut the ride off at Parsley Hay to return to Buxton via Longdale and Earl Sterndale, shortening it by approximately 15km.
We know that demand for Micro Events is high and places are very limited. Therefore, please only sign up for this event if you can absolutely guarantee you can attend, leave please plenty of time for the journey, and set a clear reminder in your diary.
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IMPORTANT! - Participation Statement
You MUST complete the Participation Statement, in addition to booking your event space before attending an OutdoorLads event. You only need to complete this participation once, not for each event.
Micro Events – IMPORTANT, Please read the following before you sign up to this event:
- Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, even if they are extremely mild, or who lives or is in a support bubble with someone showing symptoms, is asked not to attend. This is in line with the government’s coronavirus advice.
- All are required to practice social distancing – staying 2m (not 1m) apart at all times, including the lunch stop.
- Unfortunately, there won’t be any planned pub / café stops en route or at the end, and please don’t share sweets or snacks with others – we’re sorry!
- Please bring your own hand sanitising gel for your own use throughout the day. Use of face coverings is at your own choice, but please bring one with you just in case it's needed.
- Each person can only attend one OutdoorLads micro event a week. (Leaders to leave at least three days between events they lead.)
- On walks, one person to hold open gates and allow everyone to walk through – so minimising surfaces that multiple people touch.
- Be aware that opportunities for toilet stops may be minimal if facilities are closed.
- Please, please cancel at your earliest opportunity if you are unable to attend or are unwell, so that we can allow others to take up these valuable event spaces.
- Much as it's difficult - no handshakes or hugs!
Micro Events Participation Statement
OutdoorLads draws your attention to the fact that travelling and being away from home increases the risk of receiving and transmitting Coronavirus, whilst it is present in the UK. You are likely to choose not to participate in OutdoorLads events whilst there is a risk of Coronavirus transmission. However, should you choose to participate in OutdoorLads events whilst the risk is present, you must be aware of and follow the law and government guidelines, both when travelling to and from events as well as when participating in events.
Please note that every person participating should be aware of (and accept) that those members perceived as ‘in charge’ or leading the event are not experts, do not need to be experts, and are not regarded by OutdoorLads, or themselves as experts, but are amateurs with some experience in the event type and who are happy to impart their knowledge. Any advice given should be considered with this in mind by the recipient.
By signing up to and attending an OutdoorLads micro event, you are confirming that you have read, understood and accept the content of this statement.
Please see our website for more information including an FAQ about our micro events.
Photos: All photos taken by Thomas Haywood and used with permission.
What to bring
Hand sanitiser and a face covering: whilst we are living with Covid-19, please bring your own to events to help keep everyone safe
Bike: road, touring, gravel or hybrid bike
Helmet: OutdoorLads requires you to wear one
Clothing: lightweight and layered, colourful and/or reflective clothing will make you more visible to other road users
Footwear: suitable for your bike and pedals
Gloves: cycle gloves help avoid blisters, and are good in the cold
Punctures: spare inner tube, bike tyre pump and tyre levers
Tools: any special tools that your bike needs
Small snacks: such as chocolate or energy bars plus lunch
Plenty of water: in bottle/s on your bike or in a daysack/bladder
Medicines: if you have hay fever, diabetes, minor ailments etc.
Eye protection: avoid getting grit or insects in your eyes, sunglasses are OK if they are not made of glass and not too shaded
Sun cream: take care, even on overcast days
Bike lights: be seen and safe
Storage: small day-sack or a bag on your bike
Mobile Phone: keep it in a waterproof bag for use in emergencies
Food & drink
Please bring plenty of water, and importantly, you will need lunch. We will stop at the Tea Junction in Hulme End for cake and drinks if it is open for take away but obviously this cannot be guaranteed - you must be self sufficient under current restrictions