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White Peak 100 Grimpeur [2¼]

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Into the Limestone area of the Peak District, to Monsall Head and Monyash
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This Perm can be ridden on any convenient date (except 14/08/2019, click here for details of Calendar version)

Total Distance:104km    
Climbing:AAA points: 2¼    Total ascent: 2310m      Max elevation: 428m
Route Details:
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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): Ashford/Bakewell, Monyash Youlgreave
Controls:   41km: Ashford - shop
   55km: Biggin - INFO
   65km: Monyash - cafe
   91km: Buxworth - INFO
  104km: Marple - pub, shop, ATM
Some Useful Cafes:  38km: Monsall Head, Hobbs Cafe
  67km: Monyash, Old Smithy Cafe
 106km: Marple, Co-op
Timings:3 hours 28 mins (30 kph) - 10 hours 24 mins (10 kph )
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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

A pleasant trip into the White Peak, so named because of the predominance of limestone features. There are some steep climbs but nothing that goes on for too long, although the climb out of Wash is a stiff challenge, and the Long Rake does seem to go on a bit as the name might suggest.
White Peak Grimpeur climbing (photo: Francis Cook)
White Peak Grimpeur climbing (photo: Francis Cook)

You will see some of the best bits of the Peak District - Monsall Head, Ashford in the Water, Tideswell, Lathkill Dale, Long Dale - and although popular hot-spots, you should find the roads are not too busy.

There are excellent cafes at Monsall Head and at Monyash, both of which welcome cyclists and can set you up for the rest of the ride.

You will need to apply some caution on the descent through Cressbrook, as the temptation is to 'let it go' without respecting the hairpin bend half way down.

Pick a good day, as it can be a bit wild on the tops, and some of those descents can be slippy when wet.
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Rider Numbers
15 2018: 15
14 2017: 15
13 2016: 17
12 2015: 12
11 2014: 22
10 2013: 13
 9 2012: 4
 8 2011: 9
 7 2010: 4
 6 2009: 6
 5 2008: 4
 4 2007: 7
 3 2006: 2
 2 2005: 5
 1 2004: 3
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