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High Peaks Passes Iron Butt Ride
August 6 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Leaving Rugby Truck Stop (Stobbarts A5) at 09:00 prompt on Saturday 6th August.
Rescheduled from 11th June
Why not come and join us for a ride- and I mean a “ride” up to the High Peak and its best passes.
The route in total will be 220 miles from Truck Stop to the finish point at LFE Services (M1 southbound).
To get up quickly we will head up the M1 and A50 to Derby & Burton Services where we shall stop for a fuel up,
comfort break etc. @ Shell station LOCATION DE65 6DX. (48 miles).
Its then onwards up to Ashbourne and a scenic ride through the Dales and up and over the Cat & Fiddle pass, over
to Macclesfield and stop @ Shell station for fuel and quick break. LOCATION SK11 0JX (53 miles)
Then it’s up and over Dumbers, through Buxton and on towards Glossop. We stop for lunch at the George &
Dragon (where else !!) in Charlesworth LOCATION SK13 5EZ (31 miles)
Our return route is up and over the Snake Pass, down through Chatsworth Park, through Matlock Bath and we stop for fuel, comfort break @ Sainsbury’s, Ripley LOCATION DE5 3QP. (48 miles).
Finally we pick the M1 south and the ride finishes at LFE services on the M1 near Leicester LOCATION LE3 3GB (38 miles)
I must point out that this ride takes in a number of narrow and very winding roads through The Dales, with some steep declines and ascent and dry stone walls at the edges of the road. You will need to continually observe the conditions of the roads as pot holes and lose gravel could crop up anywhere, and there tends to be a number of cyclists and horses out and about.
We will be covering a lot of miles over demanding roads, so it will be necessary for all riders to keep up with the pace of the ride in front of them at all times. This will ensure the smooth flow and progress of the ride and keep all riders safe by not having to slow the ride. It also helps to reduce the number of 2nd man drops required.
I intend to use the same pub we have stopped at before as it is generally quiet at lunch time and has always worked well before (pre-pandemic). We normally sit out- side.
Finally, this ride require decent weather – therefore if the forecast is poor for the day I will postpone. Keep an eye out on the chapter website, facebook, email.
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