A Dip into the Peak District
A whistle stop journey south from the lorry park on Dragon Road, Harrogate heading south on the old A1. Meeting from 9.00am and setting off at 9.30am.
Morning stop is the Fox & Hounds in Newmillerdam (WF2 6QQ). After coffee and a snack it’s southwards again towards Penistone and on to the stunning Mortimer Road with switchbacks and surprise corners good enough to grace an alpine road. Just as you are getting into the groove we will reach our lunch venue at the Strines Inn in the Peak District (S6 6JE) overlooking its’ very own reservoir. We will need to book in so get in touch with me as soon as you can (07847 786608 by text please) so we can give the Inn an idea of the required numbers. You never know we may end up with decent weather and sit outside.
After lunch a mile or so south again onto the A57 westwards onto Snake Road past Ladybower Reservoir. It’s a little neutered with the 50mph limit these days and policed too, but you may get a careful overtaking opportunity in and the corners are certainly entertaining. Glossop is just up the road and where we make a right turn in the middle of town northwards again, on the B6105 with its’ own share of hairpin turns. Up on to the A628 and if the weather is clear and time permitting we will have a run up Holme Moss, through Holmfirth and on towards Denby Dale, in any case, for a fuel stop.
Last leg of this ride would normally include a quick stop at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park but the days are now short so it is straight onto the M1 north at junction 39. We will be finishing the ride at the Wetherby Services on the A1.
Total max mileage is 144 (if we go over Holme Moss and includes stint on the M1 at the end of the ride).
I hope you can make it, please get in touch on the number below.
Ride leader Barry Ring (07847 786608) TEC Roy Beniston