Tony Clarke is organized the 3 day ride at the end of May.
Ridden by Tony Clarke, Mark & Ginette Spittles, Andy Waller, Darren Hooper, Martyn Bevan and Steve Osborn – The Magnificent Seven! and Tony’s Mate who came along (… hopefully one of then will do a write-up to go with the pictures…)
Sunday 26th May – Day 1 – 37 miles
Meet at Middleton Top and ride North on the Pennine Bridleway to Hayfield. Overnight stay at the YH in Castleton, via the A625 east bound.
Monday 27th May – Day 2 – 56 miles
Re-join the Pennine Bridleway still heading north to meet the Mary Towneley Loop at summit and then head west towards Waterfoot for overnight stay at “The olde Boot and Shoe”.
Tuesday 28th May – Day 3 – 27 miles
Head north out of Waterfoot to complete the loop to Hebden Bridge. Option of extra mileage by riding some of the Northern Pennine Way. Overnight stay in Hebden Bridge. (cut short due to the weather)
Wednesday 29th May – Day 4
Catch the train from Hebden Bridge to Matlock Bath. (find a man with a van to takes us back to Matlock bath)
More details of the Mary Townley Loop can be found here.