Dec
28

Moor Fun between Christmas & New Year (37761)

Event Overview

A 16 mile circular route starting and finishing in the picturesque village of Tintwistle in the High Peak.  From our start point at the War Memorial we will head gently to Tintwistle Low Moor before a steady climb up to and across Arnfield Moor.  From there we will enjoy a steady descent to Swineshaw Reservoirs.  A continuing descent sees us skirt first Brushes, then Walkerwood reservoirs before a steady ride along the east side of Carrbrook before heading up into Greenfield.  Greenfield m...

A 16 mile circular route starting and finishing in the picturesque village of Tintwistle in the High Peak.  From our start point at the War Memorial we will head gently to Tintwistle Low Moor before a steady climb up to and across Arnfield Moor.  From there we will enjoy a steady descent to Swineshaw Reservoirs.  A continuing descent sees us skirt first Brushes, then Walkerwood reservoirs before a steady ride along the east side of Carrbrook before heading up into Greenfield.  Greenfield marks the approximate half way point of our ride and we’ll find a nice place to stop for some much earned lunch.  Our return journey takes us on a gentle ride along the Tame Valley Way down to Mossley then on to Carrbrook where we will pick up our original route.  From here we will retrace our route back up to the reservoirs, over the moors and onto Arnfield Lane for the last mile to the War Memorial.  Finishing at the War Memorial, the Bulls Head Public House is right next door and serves some excellent food and drink for those wishing to end the day with some fine refreshment.    Bring your camera to capture some of the High Peak’s finest scenery.

Itinerary

If you are travelling by public transport, Hadfield is the nearest rail station to the start point (approx. 1 Mile).  It is on the Manchester – Hadfield/Glossop Line and I have easy to follow directions to the start point for anyone who needs them.

A possible Thursday Itinerary* that should leave time for rests, a lunch stop and refreshments:

(times confirmed 04 Aug 2017) From Manchester Piccadilly:

Depart 09:18 am; arrive Hadfield:  09:56 am

Depart Hadfield 16:29 pm  & arrive Manchester Piccadilly: 17:02 pm

* please note this is for guidance only. Time taken on route will vary with individuals & train times may change. Please check with National Rail Enquiries for full service details (Tel: 08457 48 49 50 or www.nationalrail.co.uk). There is space for two bikes on the train and more at the conductor's discretion, on a first come first served basis (no booking required).

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What to bring

Apart from your bike remember the following:.

  1. Puncture repair kit (or better still a spare inner tube) and tyre levers. Also any special tools that your bike needs.
  2. Food - bring small snacks such as chocolate bars and energy foods.
  3. A cycling bottle attached to your bike and plenty of water (minimum 2lts)
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Cyclist's Helmet - Outdoorlads policy asks you to wear a helmet events.
  7. Bag you will need a small day-sack (or panniers on your own bike) to carry essential clothing, water and an emergency snack.

Food & Drink

Please bring a packed lunch – although there is opportunity to buy food en route, the local opening times are subject to seasonal adjustment and cannot be guaranteed.  After the ride we will head for some light refreshment in the Bulls Head which is situated at the end of the route. 

Meeting & Times

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Event Reference No:
37761