Sunday Club Run – August 11th
The monthly club run can’t be on the 1st Sunday of August because that is Tumby’s road race and everyone not on holiday will be racing or marshalling.
Made notorious in the sixties because of the Moors Murders it’s a pretty bleak place compared to the picturesque Peak District and well worth a day out. Marsden is possibly even bleaker, archetypal grim up north mill town complete with dark satanic mills.
My plan is to ride out to Marsden via Holmfirth and then up over the moors north of Marsden before skirting round to Delph. Make a cafe stop at Delph then over Saddleworth to Holmfirth before taking a different way back to Sheffield.
Probably about 80 miles back to Hillsborough so a long day out but well worth it.
The climb out of Marsden is pretty brutal; steep, potholes, probably gravel and great views. I’ll buy cake for anyone who does it in the big ring! Anyone who falls off or puts their foot down trying to do it in the big ring must buy me a cake.
Ideal for the Valley boys to join in and Kippy, we’ll be going not far from your place on the way out. You need to burn off those excess calories after lounging around in the Lake District.