Our second car assisted ride of the year is on Sunday 16 August, meeting at the Stump Cross Inn (next Stump Cross traffic lights) at 8.15 am for an 8.30 departure. Car assisted rides are a tradition of the Group, and provide the opportunity to explore beyond our normal area, with transport being provided for those without access to a car.
The ride proper starts at Hulme End, about 10 miles south of Buxton, and features two of the best known of the Derbyshire traffic free trails, the Manifold Trail and the Tissington Trail, joining up the two with a visit to and lunch stop at Ilam in Dovedale, one of the most beautiful locations in the Peak District. Total distance about 24 miles; the trails – about 18 miles of the ride are on the trails – are flat, but there are short climbs (we will walk them if necessary) into and out of Ilam. Aim is to have lunch at the National Trust cafe at Ilam Hall in Dovedale, but there are other en route refreshment opportunities at Wettonmill (Manifold Trail), Tissington and Hartington.
For anyone not familiar with the area, Dovedale has the Wow factor and is a great biking destination.
If you would like to come along, if you require transport, or you can provide transport, or if you just want more information (a route sheet and details of how to get to Hulme End will be available at the start) please contact Reid Anderson on 01422 258278.