Thinking of driving up on Sat evening and staying in Gatley , south Mancs on Sat night.
My plan , which is very open and weather dependant , is to drive out on Sunday morning to somewhere like Buxton, or Chapel en le and park up somehwere . The roads out of Gatley are not the nicest , plus the return is in the wrong direction for me.
I will then road ride up to the junction of the road out of Holme Moss and the Woodhead pass at the woodhead resevoir.
Hopefully the majority of people will be on the ascent of Holme Moss , So I might get to see something other than the back of someones head. Afters road ride back to Buxton , or whatever is recommended then drive to Newcastle under Lyme and pick up the motorway south.
What I am after is a recomendation of where to park and ride out from, how long it should take , what to expect traffic wise etc Or is this just silly and what I should do is stay at home in front of tele or Grab the 575 and ride up the Pennine way a ways and watch from afar?