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Mary Towneley Loop MTB Cycle Route

England > Lancashire > Waterfoot
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Cycle Route Details
Route NameMary Towneley Loop MTB
Distance : miles (km)44.25  (71.21)
Posted ByB Comer
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Cycle Route Location
Start LocationWaterfoot
End LocationBacup Rd
Cycle Steps
The difficulty is mainly due to the distance.
This route, the MTL is part of the Pennine bridleway.
It is mainly on prepared tracks.

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Your comments?
posted by:Twisted DalekRating : difficult :
Ermmm, in 4 and a half hours? Think this time estimate is a bit on the ambitious perhaps?

posted by:honzaRating : difficult :
Great route - did it in the winter with extra miles at the north end to Haworth for overnight stop, hard route but full of contrasts - going for the 1 day plan this summer. Do it on a nice day to make the most of it.

posted by:PhilRating : difficult :
I've done this ride 4 times and must say, don't underate it. I do a lot of cycling, but find this a serious challenge. Best time in 6 hours but an average good time for most is about 7 hours.

posted by:PaulRating : difficult :
I agree with Phil, having done it several times
it's serious stuff and i need 7 hours and decent weather for it.

posted by:malRating : difficult :
nowhere near my fittest so over 9 hours for me :O) absolutely loved it though. Going to get properly fit and give it another go next year. Signposting means you could almost get away without a map.

posted by:shorloRating : difficult :
I had great weather but that concentrated the flies, tore my shorts 5 miles into the journey, went wrong at Tod (did extra 5 miles!)

All the gates! Loved it though. Doing it again this weekend to make up for the f/up. Took 9 1/2 hours by the way, including a Steak stop at the Shepherds Rest.

posted by:STEVE TURNERRating : difficult :
A very good ride indeed.10 of us set of at 9.30am and completed it 10 hours later.We stopped for lunch and had about 10 5 minute stops also.Rained all day,got soaked but really enjoyed it,but wont be doing it again.I will stick to 30miles max!

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