- If you went for a moderately hilly ride…..
probably about the same as the amount of descending I reckon.
But what if you don't finish in the place you started! Could be more of one than the other. Didn't think of that did you? HaHaa! 😉
Yeah I was thinking 1000m would be about right. I've told everyone there's 'Not much climbing' and there's a lot less than that, so I was right….Phew!Posted 8 years ago
Map it out PP, it will tell you how much in your chosen route.
I did tell everyone there wasn't much climbing, and there's a wide mix of abilities coming along. I clocked it yesterday at 24.5 miles and 1550ft climbing, but it's only Aldershot, Hants.
Some of the riders from futrher afield are used to more hills than that, but I'm after slow'n'social with some swoopy-sweet singletrack and I got that, and also some pretty steep technical bits to keep people on thier toes, and jumps if they want it. And a pub on the way back. And a nice view from the top. And cake.
Like I said: Social, not radical.Posted 8 years ago
Jesus, you lot must live somewhere mountainous.
Living in South Wales, I rarely do a 25 mile ride that has 3000 – 6000 feet of climbing/descending. And if I took a mixed ability group out for that sort of ride, I would expect some of them to die at some point.
Sure I can do that sort of ride around here, but that is one hard ride for most riders.Posted 8 years ago
the Quantocks, or the Chilterns, maybe the Peaks
I did tell everyone there wasn't much climbing
Are they daft, or are you just a really good liar?
I'm not taking them to any of those places, I just wanted a reference point, to make sure I wasn't lying 🙂
I was thinking 1000m+ would be on the tough side, and I've got just over half that, so that's spot on.
Some of the trails are a bit overgrown at the mo', though….. I've got a cordless hedgetrimmer I might get out with soon…..Posted 8 years agomontylikesbeerMember
I can go on a one hour "bimble" ride out of my back door for an hour or so, cover 6 miles and climb 1000 ft (just checked it on map my ride, fearns hall, waterfoot, cowpe round back to cowpe village, back to fearns hall)
Just depends what part of gods (or other non deity of your choice) good world you arePosted 8 years agoshortcutSubscriber
I did a 22 mile ride with a group the other week. Some not that fit and out climbing was about 800m. It was fine, but slow. I would rate that as a hard but slow ride.
With a bunck of fitter folks I would expect a tough ride to be hitting between 1000 and 1500 metres of climbing at this time of year.
Where is the ride?Posted 8 years agoVortexracingSubscriber
25 miles around the lakes would be far more severe that 25 miles of Rivington
Im glad you mentioned that Lowey, we did 20 miles on Friday around Grizedale with 1000m of climbing and i was knackered compared to either the Settle ride or the Howgills/Rivvy one.
i've been wondering why that was.Posted 8 years agoTandemJeremyMember
24.5 miles and 1550ft climbing
I would say that is not much climbing. My local ride tends to be 30 odd miles and 2000 – 2500 ft of climb. When I went to the quantocks the climb / descent is what 500 ish foot each time and we did half a dozen in a day I think so rather more than 1500 ft of climb at a guess. Bein a ghlo circuit is 35 miles and 5000+ ft of climb
Depends what you are used to – of those example the Quantocks was most knackering as it was relentless – continual down and up with no time to meander along relaxing.
An awful lot depends on the terrain tho.Posted 8 years ago
Andy, it's an odd ride in a way. Lots of it is very flat indeed, then we hoik up the escarpment and fly back down a few times on various trails, which can be pretty steep in places……
It's a good jaunt. 🙂
I might nip out one evening this week to cut some braken back, but there's not much to do…..I'll be OK but thanks for the offer.
I would say that is not much climbing
That's what I was hoping… I can easily do several other rides straight out of my door (As this one will be) and double that. Not bad for the flatlands of Hampshire. 😉Posted 8 years agoshortcutSubscriber
PP it almost certainly won't be a problem for everyone who is likely to punt up! No worries at all even for the slowies. Just keep the pace down and it will be absolutely fine. Tis an easy and NOT hilly ride. Not hilly at all really.
Unfortunately I won't be able to make it. Going on hols the following day!
Relax, it will be fine – have done that sort of stuff on Super Saturday with no problems.Posted 8 years agosingletrackmindMember
The Dezmeister is searching for rides this weekend as I am on airshow duties , thus will be unavailble . I will however be taking a bike to ride to the pub on in the evening.Posted 8 years ago
As for climbing, never forget to reset your altimeter to the correct height above sea level. Avoids uneccessary dismemberment / embarresment.
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