Parts I and II of RIDEoffourHOPE scheduled for 24 March are now available to review – or even to test out – on mapmyride.com http://www.mapmyride.com/workout/2661223453/ (Part II) and http://www.mapmyride.com/workout/2661215134 (Part I)
Part I is from HOPE Hospital to the HOPE Inn Stockport; 40km and just 100m elevation. About two hours at relatively modest cycling pace.
It is not hilly! There are refreshment and sustenance opprtunities aplenty en route: we recommend Hollins Green for coffee and cake, and some truly excellent pork pies; Dunham Massey brewery for a relaxing retail experience; and the Courtyard at Wythenshawe Park for generic cafe food in green surroundings.
At the HOPE Inn there are some of the finest pies to be had, and these may be accompanied by Foolhardy Ales of the highest quality.
Part II is from the Hope Inn to Howard Town Brewery where the spring beer (‘Hope’) will be launched: 21km 315m elevation. About an hour and a half. ish.
There are some inclines. HOPE INN Stkpt via Romiley, Woodley, Gee Cross, Hattersley, Broadbottom, Charlesworth, Simmondley, to Howard Town Brewery Old Glossop for HOPE.
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