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|Cycle Route Details|
|Route Name||Breightmet to Lee Quarry and Bacup Circular|
|Distance : miles (km)||33.94 (54.62)|
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|This is a road route on mainly A class roads. It starts off with a steady warm up along Bolton and Bury Road then left uphill through Brandlesholme and a dogleg right through Holcombe and at last, a downhill bit into Ramsbottom. Short lived relief as you climb a steeper bank through Stubbins to the motorway roundabout. Off again through Edenfield and onto undulating going with an overall downhill gradient to Rawtenstall where it flattens out after Boothfold for a picturesque ride to Stackstands. The reverse route has a couple of long gradients and steepish banks but fantastic views and great downhill stretches.
I didn't set any records on this run but hey, I like biking at an easy pace - no doubt some young blood will chop an hour off my time haha!
|Landmarks/Pubs for lunch/Sites to see?|
|The route is strewn with landmarks and places of interest. Didn't see any bike shops but plenty of convenience stores and petrol stations.
|Cycling Clubs located in this region|
|Greater Manchester Cycling Club|
|Leigh Rough Riders|
|Middleton Cycling Club|
|National Clarion Cycling Club|
|The Tribe MBC|
|Wythenshawe Hospital Cycling Club|
|posted by:bloomp||Rating :||difficult :|
|Nice and steady , few cardac patches and few spins - good all round route.|