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|Cycle Route Details|
|Route Name||Rivington Century via Rochdale and Ramsbottom|
|Distance : miles (km)||115.51 (185.89)|
|Posted By||capt binbag|
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|This is a long and very hilly route. 115 miles with at least two dozen hills, two of which are 25% of an incline; and, one which is the longest downhill (or uphill depending on direction ridden) stretch of road in England (cragg vale).
The route includes hills such as: sheephouse lane (rivington);Edgerton Road (Belmont);Bolton Road (Turton -Edgeworth); Watling Road (Affetside); Outwood Road (Radcliffe), Ashworth Road, (Ashworth Vale), a stretch of the A58, out of Rochdale toward Halifax; Mytholm Steeps(25% - nr Hebden Bridge; Sharney Ford (Todmorden/Bacup); Rawson's Rake (25%-Ramsbottom); Moor Rd (Anglezarke, nr Rivington); again over Sheephouse lane; scout road and edge lane (Winter Hill, nr Rivington).
|Landmarks/Pubs for lunch/Sites to see?|
|Parts of Lancashire, Gtr Manchester, and Caldervale.
|Near By Cycle Shops|
|Chris Paulson Cycles|
|The Green Machine|
|The Ride Stuff|
|D C Mansfield|
|Cycling Clubs located in this region|
|Blackburn and District CTC|
|Burnley and Pendle CTC|
|Chorley Cycling Club|
|Cleveleys Road Club|
|Clitheroe Cycling Club|
|Freck Chain Gang|
|Garstang Cycling Club|
|Lancashire Road Club|
|Rochdale Cycling Club|
|posted by:Jon||Rating :||difficult :|
|Excellent route. It's certainly got plenty of climbing in it. Some of the climbs are seriously hard work with the Hebden Bridge 25% and Todmorden to Bacup climbs sticking in my mind as particularly tricky. |
Fully recommended but it is a tough ride.
If I had any criticism, it'd be trawl right through the middle of Rochdale but I appreciate it's hard to find an alternative.