September 6th – I was away for this ride so I can’t give much detail but roughly – Blackstone Edge, down the Cragg, Heptonstall, Long Causeway and on to Todmorden for lunch
About 40 miles.
September 13th – I was still away so again not much detail but roughly – Todmorden, past JJ’s, Padiham, Nick O’Pendle, Wiswell to the Abbey café at Whalley for lunch and home via Accrington.
About 50 miles.
September 20th- With no structured ride planned for this weekend, we decided to have a re-run of the 50 mile Reliability Ride, giving those who missed it last time another chance.
Going via Todmorden, Cliviger, Rawtenstall, Haslingden and on to the Grane road where we stopped for a quick snack at Clough Head vistitor’s centre. From there, over the Grane road, turning left opposite the Grey Mare Inn and on through Edgeworth, Bradshaw, Ainsworth and Bury to Millcroft Tea Gardens at Norden and the finish. The last time we did this ride the tea rooms were shut but not this time.
Chip butties and a pot of tea all round – life doesn’t get much better than this!
September 27th – A lovely sunny in Rochdale for once! We set off through Newhey and went over the hill to Denshaw. From there we headed over Nont Sarah’s towards Huddersfield and were met by dense, cold fog which persisted as far as Brighouse. From there we went through Elland and on to Sowerby Bridge for lunch. By the time we left, the fog and cloud had lifted and we were blessed with sun for the climb up through Ripponden and over Blackstone Edge back to Rochdale. 45 miles in total.