Tour De Peaks Day 1 - Penistone to Chapel-en-le-Frith
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The Tour de Peak District (TdPD) Route is a multi day circular cycle route, which roughly follows the boundaries of the Peak District National Park. Will (your intrepid leader) has tinkered with the route to fit into 3 days (some people take 5 days, but you could walk it in that!) and broke up the route to start and end in vaguely useful places. We will be cycling the road variant of the route.
It being the Peaks, things will get hilly but don't panic, Will is well known for breaking up his cycles with plenty of breaks and maybe a nice tourist destination if one presents itself and more annoyingly a couple of stops to play with his drone.
The first leg of 80km with 1570m of ascent (eek) will take us from the Penistone area (snigger) north west towards Meltham and Marden before heading south to Chapel-en-le-Frith.
A map of the proposed route for day 1 can be found here. Don't be paying for any subscriptions, ask the leader for a .gpx file if you need it.
Please sign up separately for the other legs of this trip:
This will be a book your own accommodation trip, to suit your own tastes and budgets.
Will is staying with friends in Chapel-en-le-Frith on the Saturday night. Have a search around Booking.com, AirBnB, Hotels.com etc for accommodation to suit your budget. If you can't find anywhere in Chapel-en-le-Frith don't panic, search further afield and we can amend the route the next day to pick you you up.
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- 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.
- 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!
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What to bring
BIKE: a road bike, 'gravel/adventure bike' or touring bike - i.e with with drop bars. This event will be mostly on roads or well-surfaced paths so taking your best road bike is recommended.
STORAGE: panniers or a specialist bike-packing bag
CLOTHING: If you are joining us for 3 days, bring enough cycling gear to see you through without stinking out you companions. A change of clothes is recommended for the evening. If your cycling shoes have protruding cleats, you may wish to bring a pair of flip flops or light trainers for the evening.
LIGHTWEIGHT LOCK: not a D lock!
Plus the usual:
Helmet: OutdoorLads requires you to wear one
Footwear: suitable for your bike and pedals
Gloves: cycle gloves help avoid blisters
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
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: hopefully we will get a good taste of late summer!
Bike lights: be seen and safe
Chocolate for Will (no nuts thank you)
Food & drink
There will be plenty of opportunities to purchase food and drink along the route so it should be possible to travel light.