|A Strenuous ride through the Goyt valley to Wetton Mill in the Manifold Valley.|
This Perm can be ridden on any convenient date (except 30/08/2017, click here for details of Calendar version)
|Total Distance:||110km |
|Climbing:||AAA points: 2¾ Total ascent: 2800m Max elevation: 510m|
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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): Meerbrook, Bollington
|Controls:|| 50km: Wetton Mill - cafe|
65km: Meerbrook - cafe
91km: Bollington - shop
|Some Useful Cafes:|| 35km: Longnor, Craft Centre|
50km: Wetton Mill, NationalTrust cafe
65km: Meerbrook, Tittesworth Reservoir Visitor Centre
106km: Marple, Co-op
|Timings:||3 hours 40 mins (30 kph) - 11 hours 00 mins (10 kph )|
|How to enter:||Click here to enter either online via PayPal, or by post with a cheque.|
NB: Send no Stamped Addressed Envelopes, as postal costs are included in the entry fee.
|Entry Fee:||£3.50 for members of AUK or CTC |
£5.50 for nonmembers
(includes Postage and Packing - send no SAEs!)
NB non-member's fee includes a £2.00 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
Reid Anderson climbs Gun Hill
The Permanent version of the Staffordshire Peak Calendar event with one slight difference - there are no Info controls so we just drop into Bollington for a shop receipt.
This ride climbs all the way (except when you are descending steeply) so you will need good legs and even better brakes, but the views are well worth the effort.
See Kettleshulme, the Goyt valley, Axe Edge, the Manifold Valley at Wetton, and the Mermaid. Be warned that it's quite isolated in places (except perhaps Tittesworth on a sunny weekend) and exposed, so make sure you carry suitable clothing and have some bonk rations in your saddlebag.
The return to Marple via Meerbrook and Gun Moor, Kerridge and Bakestonedale.