fancy climbing in Derbyshire?

good prep for IM France, Wales etc?

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Magna Carter    pirate
21/02/2014 at 21:16

I was just wondering if anyone would be interested in a day (or poss even a weekend) visiting Derbyshire and banging out a few of the longer, steady climbs?

There are a handful that are 10km or so, and average out at 3% ish, so perfect for, (particularly Nice) IM climbs...

Derbyshire is nice and central so reachable for all.

I was thinking maybe late March?

Interested?

 

 

21/02/2014 at 21:29
And quite a few of them are within 10 miles of me!!
Magna Carter    pirate
21/02/2014 at 21:33

Bonus!

Not only some good climbs on paper, but some local knowledge too.....

21/02/2014 at 21:45
I didn't say my knowledge was good enough for guiding!!
22/02/2014 at 12:16

Would be great to meet up. I live in the High Peak and have the last week off in March. I can recommend some great climbs around Rushup Edge, Mam Tor, Winnets, Hathersage, Bakewell, Tideswell, Buxton and the Goyt Valley...in fact, pretty much any direction you can throw a stick there are great hills.

22/02/2014 at 12:19

Did you have something like this in mind Magna http://connect.garmin.com/activity/278875203?

Magna Carter    pirate
22/02/2014 at 12:59

That looks perfect!

IronCat5    pirate
22/02/2014 at 13:41

Could be, depending on health and whether Derbyshire re-locates nearer London.

22/02/2014 at 14:25

Cool, just let me know what dates you are free, where are you based?

Magna Carter    pirate
22/02/2014 at 15:00

Stanners, i'm on the Lincs/Cambs border, so an hours drive from Derby

22/02/2014 at 15:14

I might be up for that - just got back from a ride up round Monyash and Taddington

Magna Carter    pirate
22/02/2014 at 16:03

How does March 29th sound?

(I can't do a mid week day until the new tax year, as i've used all my annual leave up!)

If anyone is interested, suggest a 10:00 start, to give a bit of travelling time.... and follow Stanners route..

Stanners, where would be a good place to meet up with suitable parking, a cafe for afterwards etc? - somewhere in the eastern part of the route would suit me, but happy to be flexible if needed.

22/02/2014 at 21:26

If anyone does fancy a second day there's two routes here

http://ridewithgps.com/users/223208/routes

you'd probably want a gps to follow them as they are a bit less A roady (but not tiny lanes either)

Edited: 22/02/2014 at 21:27
Magna Carter    pirate
22/02/2014 at 22:12

Sadly, can't do a second day.... My youngest son is a very keen Peterborough United supporter, and they're playing at Wembley that day.... I doubt he'd ever forgive me if I decided not to take him.....

cougie    pirate
22/02/2014 at 22:53
29th could work for me. I'm not doing Nice this year but any excuse...
Magna Carter    pirate
23/02/2014 at 14:30

Excellent!

Will get things sorted over the next few weeks... keep the date clear...

23/02/2014 at 14:45

There might be some interest from my running group - High Peak Running Group and Chinley Churners (off road biking) you may already be in touch with them.  If not, let me know and I will pass on the details, both are closed groups.

IronCat5    pirate
23/02/2014 at 16:56

For me it's a long way to go, so even though I'd really like to. I won't.

Razor51    pirate
23/02/2014 at 19:37

Stanners, i was driving from Glossop to Furness vale last week ( the day you posted you route) via Little Hayfield, was that you by any chance climbing the hill from Little Hayfield about 10.15am?

Golden Boots    pirate
24/02/2014 at 15:10

Definitely interested... am from them nether parts so can time with a trip to see the family

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