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Jul
22

THE SETTLE LOOP (37182)

Event Overview

The Settle Loop was the first section of the Pennine Bridleway to be opened in the Yorkshire Dales.  The Ride takes us on a variety of tracks including sections of gravel, natural grassland and rocky limestone.  

Enjoying some great views out over the southern section of the Dales, this deceptively short short route involves a big climb out of Settle initially (so expect to do some hard work) but you are soon rewarded by the rest of the looping ride which is almost entirely downhill. 

A fast and furious decent will see us arrive back at the Market Centre in plenty of time to have lunch before doing it all again.......

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The Settle Loop was the first section of the Pennine Bridleway to be opened in the Yorkshire Dales.  The Ride takes us on a variety of tracks including sections of gravel, natural grassland and rocky limestone.  

Enjoying some great views out over the southern section of the Dales, this deceptively short short route involves a big climb out of Settle initially (so expect to do some hard work) but you are soon rewarded by the rest of the looping ride which is almost entirely downhill. 

A fast and furious decent will see us arrive back at the Market Centre in plenty of time to have lunch before doing it all again.......

Yes that's right, this route is so good we're doing it twice!  Once before lunch and once after.  The plan is to meet at the Naked Man Cafe for a quick brew before heading off.  Returning to the cafe for lunchtime, we'll eat in the vicinity before heading off to do a second loop, believe me, you will want to do the second loop once you've enjoyed the first.

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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

Bring plenty to drink and some fruit/snacks.  No need to carry lunch because we'll return to the start point for lunch.  You can either bring lunch with you or enjoy it in the Naked Man Cafe or other venues in the town centre.

Meeting & Times

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Event Reference No:
37182