|Over Holme Moss to Holmfirth, then over Strinesdale to Ladybower and into Edale.|
This Perm can be ridden on any convenient date (except 31/07/2019, click here for details of Calendar version)
|Total Distance:||108km |
|Climbing:||AAA points: 2¼ Total ascent: 2290m Max elevation: 524m|
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|Start/finish:||Marple (SJ 959 886, between Stockport and Glossop on A626/B6101).|
Alternative starts (if you can get a timed receipt, carpark ticket or bank ATM slip to authenticate your start and finish times): Glossop, Holmfirth, Bamford, Hope, Chapel en-le Frith
|Controls:|| 33km: Holmfirth - shop, ATM, cafe|
81km: Edale - cafe
108km: Marple - pub, shop, ATM
|Some Useful Cafes:|| 33km: Holmfirth, Riverside cafe|
46km: Langsett Bank View Cafe
81km: Edale, Station cafe
|Timings:||3 hours 36 mins (30 kph) - 10 hours 48 mins (10 kph )|
|How to enter:||Click here to enter either online via PayPal, or by post with a cheque.|
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|Entry Fee:||£3.50 for members of AUK or CTC |
£6.50 for nonmembers
(includes Postage and Packing - send no SAEs!)
NB non-member's fee includes a £3.00 supplement for temporary membership of Audax UK valid for the duration of this particular event only and includes compulsory 3rd party insurance coverage. To join AUK visit AUK Membership Information
Emily Hughes climbs Mam Nick
Starting from Marple, this ride makes it way to Dinting and Padfield before heading up the Longdendale valley. The climb of Holme Moss is the literal high point, so you may feel you've earned a cafe stop in the village of Holmfirth.
The climbing resumes straight away as we make our way to Langsett and the challenging roads over Strinesdale, where cyclists from Sheffield and Manchester have been testing themselves for decades. Watch those dips, with their fiendish bends at the bottom. Another cafe stop awaits you in in Edale.
Leave Edale for the final big push up to Mam Nick before the drop to Chapel en le Frith and Chinley. The final climbs of Dolly Lane and through New Mills wil get you back to Marple, perhaps for a well-earned drink from one of the pubs awaiting you there.
If that's too short, try the Dark & White Peak Super Grimpeur (200km)