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Breightmet to Lee Quarry and Bacup Circular Cycle Route

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Cycle Route Details
Route NameBreightmet to Lee Quarry and Bacup Circular
Distance : miles (km)33.94  (54.62)
Posted Bybloomp
Calories Burned kcal
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Cycle Route Location
County/RegionGreater Manchester
Start LocationBury Road (A58), Breightmet
End LocationBury Road (A58), Breightmet
Cycle Steps
This is a road route on mainly A class roads. It starts off with a steady warm up along Bolton and Bury Road then left uphill through Brandlesholme and a dogleg right through Holcombe and at last, a downhill bit into Ramsbottom. Short lived relief as you climb a steeper bank through Stubbins to the motorway roundabout. Off again through Edenfield and onto undulating going with an overall downhill gradient to Rawtenstall where it flattens out after Boothfold for a picturesque ride to Stackstands. The reverse route has a couple of long gradients and steepish banks but fantastic views and great downhill stretches.
I didn't set any records on this run but hey, I like biking at an easy pace - no doubt some young blood will chop an hour off my time haha!
Landmarks/Pubs for lunch/Sites to see?
The route is strewn with landmarks and places of interest. Didn't see any bike shops but plenty of convenience stores and petrol stations.

Your comments?
posted by:bloompRating : difficult :
Nice and steady , few cardac patches and few spins - good all round route.

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