The Peak District Riding Thread

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  • Cheers.

    Just baked up a batch of energy bars so ready to give it a crack tomorrow.

  • Success.

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  • Just back from a few days riding in the Peak District, so nice and the colours this time of year are worth the adverse conditions.

  • Just noticed this. Great work. Do you have a route file?

  • Nice ride. Pym’s Chair is tough from all three directions but the Jenkins Chapel climb is quite brutal. Fun descent past Windgather though.

  • It was fun, if tough. I've not been back since to right the wrong of stopping. I'd probably take the right halfway down Windgather next time to cut out Kettleshulme.

  • You’ll have gone past my house in Whaley on that route. I really need to get back on the bike.

  • Oh not another Whaley forumite. I grew up on Elnor Lane!

  • You might have told me that before or there may be another on the forum. I’m at the top of Macc Rd. 1km at ~7% is a sting in the tail of pretty much every ride I do.

  • Cheers.

    Take a look at the link in post 398, think I mostly referred to that and followed my nose. Could maybe grab a .gpx from Strava?

  • I couldn’t live in Whalley, I’d spend every day queueing outside that bloody bakery and weigh about 30kg extra in no time.
    Do @ILb or other locals know the name of the cobbled climb between Disley and Whalley? I was trying to describe it to a neighbour who is map blind but knows ‘climb names’

  • Start Lane are the only cobbles I’m aware of round here. Takes you from Kettleshulme on to Whaley lane which is the climb over the top to Disley.

  • Yeh that’ll be it. Great climb

  • Funnily enough, it seems Albion did a photo shoot there recently.­?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

    It gets a strong avoid from me after I had to unclip when it was wet and covered in moss.

  • Who knew I was as cool as Albion!
    Today I swerved the Whalley cobbles in favour of those out the back of Lyme Park. Starts off as cobbles and becomes loose rock and sloppy mud at the moment!
    If mr Darcy rode bikes he’d ride an arkose

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  • the back of Lyme Park

    Is that the bit with the condemned bridge?

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The Peak District Riding Thread

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