Venetian Nights

210km cycling event starting from Gunco Lane, Macclesfield. Controls at Bunbury, The Roaches and Matlock, plus 3 information controls.

A new organiser for 2019 but the original character of the ride will be preserved, with the possibility of a new 'Van of Delights', John's original notes are below.

A light breakfast provided at the start before a flat and fast 100k over Cheshire then a lumpy 100 over the Peak. Firstly, for a brisk warm up, westwards across the plain to the turn at Bunbury, then , to warm you up some more, eastwards over the plain and then, south of Congleton, /UP\ and over the White Peak to the Derwent Valley at Matlock. Next, for relaxation, southwards following the river to Matlock Bath where you find The Autumn Illuminations and Venetian Nights in progress. Tarry a while? Then, a night ride ( probably) along 12 miles of the High Peak Trail, no traffic, no lighting, no quiet villages, in fact not much of anything, just you and the starry starry night (if you’re lucky) and, of course, no hills –the trail, an old railway, takes you almost right across The Peak on the flat. Finally over Axe Edge and the 7 mile descent of The Cat and Fiddle to land on a carpet of stars in that other great City Of Light – Macclesfield!! Food provided at the start, twice during the ride plus a Four Corners welcome at the finish.

Distance:
210 km   in 14h42
Date:
Saturday 28th September 2019
Time:
08:00   to finish by 22:42
Starting from:
Gunco Lane , Macclesfield
Fee:
£10.00   ( )
Closing date:
Enter soon as entries may close early if event is full.

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Sunrises:
07:01 BST
Sunsets:
18:54 BST
Weather:
Metcheck
Start:
Shown on map below.
Start Map

Facilities:
F G L P R T
Organiser:
Body:
Four Corners Audax
Entries to:
Shaun Hargreaves
6 Langton Court
Werrington
Stoke-on-trent
Staffordshire
ST9 0NF
Phone:
Speeds:
14.3-25 kph
AAA:
2.5
Total Climb:
2700m
Event No:
19-379
Category:
BR
Email:


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Website:
www.fourcornersaudax.co.uk/1/venetian-nights/
Routesheet:
View & Download 379r.pdf updated 19.10.18
GPS:
Download 379g.zip updated 19.10.18
Route
See outline map below.
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