England : Cheshire Warrington to some hills - 18 August

Discussion in 'CycleChat and Recreational Rides' started by Powered by Porridge, 13 Aug 2012.

  1. Powered by Porridge

    Powered by Porridge Senior Member

    Location:
    Warrington, UK
    I'd like to ride up a couple of hills this Saturday. Anyone fancy joining me? I plan to leave Warrington fairly early on Saturday (sevenish, but there's flexibility) and was thinking it might be fun to ride up past the Wizard at Alderley Edge and then on to the Cat and Fiddle, or something like that.

    Tea and cake will be involved. Probably quite a lot of tea and cake.

    Disclaimer: I'm rubbish at riding up hills :sad:
     
  2. 400bhp

    400bhp Guru

    Might be interested. Questions:

    Length of ride?
    Rough average speed?
    Why not head over to Rivvy? Closer than Buxton?
     
  3. OP
    OP
    Powered by Porridge

    Powered by Porridge Senior Member

    Location:
    Warrington, UK
    Answers:
    About 80 miles or so.
    Tend to average out just under 15mph.
    Because I've never thought of it. But it looks nice!
     
  4. 400bhp

    400bhp Guru

    Might be interested-was gonna head over to Rivvy this sat-I don't like the Cat & the Wizard, prefer other stuff in the Peaks.

    Rivvy or Buxton nice?
     
  5. OP
    OP
    Powered by Porridge

    Powered by Porridge Senior Member

    Location:
    Warrington, UK
    I meant Rivington looks good. I've just never been up there before. More than happy to head over there and broaden my cycling horizons.

    I went up past the Wizard on Saturday. I was just thinking of continuing further on and seeing what some of the hills are like. I've signed up for the Wizard and the Llamas audax so thought I'd better get some bigger hills under my belt.
     
  6. 400bhp

    400bhp Guru

    Thinking about it - 80/14.5 doesn't got for me on Sat I'm afraid. I could cycle with you and make my own way at some point though, but that sounds a bit impolite. I like to get back by lunchtime so 7am is a good time for me.
     
  7. OP
    OP
    Powered by Porridge

    Powered by Porridge Senior Member

    Location:
    Warrington, UK
    If it doesn't work then that's no problem at all. I've looked at a couple of routes up that way and it looks good. I'll let you know what I intend to do when I decide.

    Any suggestions for good places to visit and must climb/avoid hills?
     
  8. DaveL

    DaveL Active Member

    Have you got a garmin PbP, if so I could send you a 60 mile Rivington route that the North Cheshire Clarion ride. There is also Billinge and Parbold to consider, if your interested have a look for Dave Lisle on Strava.

    Let me know

    Dave
     
  9. OP
    OP
    Powered by Porridge

    Powered by Porridge Senior Member

    Location:
    Warrington, UK
    I have. Be great if you'd send me that route.

    I'll have a look on Strava too.

    Thanks.
     
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