She Bangs The 'drons

87KM

1200M

ROAD

Distance Elevation Gain Ride Type

 

This is a wonderful ride starting in South Manchester and heading into the Peak District to see the rhododendrons, quiet lanes, lovely scenery and some short sharp climbs with over 1200m of ascent.


Head out towards Nether Alderley and up Artists Lane to soften the legs, down Birtles and onto Gawsworth then Sutton on the edge of the Peaks. Some "peak climbing" (you will enjoy Withenshaw Lane) leads you to the bottom of Wildboarclough. From here enjoy the beautiful Clough Brook, the masses of rhododendrons (mid June) as you meander up the valley, skirt around Macclesfield forest and into Langley.

Hang a sharp ride, some short steep 'bergs around Tegg's Nose to cross the Cat and Fiddle road, head over to Kerridge and then bash it back to Hale. Spot the Elk bar and enjoy a drink. You definitely won't be disappointed - and you've definitely earned it!

 

Authored By Jack Buxton
"After only learning how to ride his bike in anti-clockwise circles back in the Nineties, Jack has come a long way (although only by taking left turns) and is now heading Pearson's online offering. When he's not manning the keyboards you'll see him out on his Off Grid, as a newly converted gravel aficionado."
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