Ride Out to Haworth – Sowerby Bridge – Saddleworth Moors

Rideout 09-10-16 Haworth – Sowerby Bridge – Saddleworth Moors

With Ross being away I will be taking the Sowerby Bridge Rideout
We meet at Mcdonalds/Halfords car park at the top of Tiviot Way in Stockport at 10.00 ( Briefing 10.20am ) to leave at 10.30am.
The initial route will be motorway to start, M60 – M66 – A56 – M65 thru’ Colne then back roads into Howarth.
Howarth Stop will be 1 – 1 1/4hrs for lunch break
Out Haworth onto the A6033 and down to Hebden Bridge taking a left to Mytholmroyd then a right up B6138 ( Cragg vale )
Through Rippondon and into Sowerby Bridge to the Wharf.
Sowerby Bridge Stop for about 3/4-1hr.

Leave Sowerby Bridge back towards Ripponden where just after leaving we will do a fuel stop.
Taking a left in Ripponden up to Barkisland where we take a left onto the B6114 and weave our way to Denshaw.
Turning back through to Delph then a left onto A62 towards Huddersfield.
Along A62 and a RH at Marsden onto Meltham Road. Into Meltham then a RH out of Meltham onto Saddleworth Moor.
Back out towards Holmfirth then a RH to go up and over Holme Moss pass the transmitter ( 10min stop at the top here ).
We drop down to join the A628 ( Woodhead ).
Extra care needed when leaving this junction so take your time.
We will get split up here so carry on back towards the M67.
I will stop in Tintwistle where safe and re-group.
Estimated Riding time is about 3 3/4hrs
Distance approx 130mls Stockport to Stockport
Breaks and Fuel stop approx. another 2 1/2hrs.

Please Note:
The rideout Hotline will not be in use for this ride.
If there is an adverse weather forecast I will send out an email accordingly.
If you wish to confirm rideout you can call me on the number below.
MalcB – Road Captain – 07748525472

Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre – Sunday 25th September 2016


This Sunday’s rideout is to the Jodrell Bank telescope near Holmes Chapel.

We will be meeting at Barton City Airport, M30 7SA at 10:00 with a briefing at 10:20 for a 10:30 departure As usual full bladder and empty tank please

The route will be the A57 to Warburton Bridge, on through High Legh then taking the A50 through Knutsford, we then follow the Holmes Chapel Road before taking to some country lanes to Jodrell Bank.

Take a look on their website at http://www.jodrellbank.net/

There is a cafe with a terrace overlooking the Lovell Telescope.

Admission into the 35 acres of gardens and Discovery Centre is £6.80
Concessions 60+ is £6.30
Cafe Free
Total mileage for the day is 38 miles, riding time 1 hour 15 min. There will be no stops for fuel.Look forward to seeing you on Sunday

Road Captain