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Rivington Century via Rochdale and Ramsbottom Cycle Route

England > Lancashire > Rivington
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Cycle Route Details
Route NameRivington Century via Rochdale and Ramsbottom
Distance : miles (km)115.51  (185.89)
Posted Bycapt binbag
Calories Burned kcal
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Cycle Route Location
Start LocationRivington barn, rivington road, rivington, horwich, bolton
End LocationRivington barn, rivington road, rivington, horwich, bolton
Cycle Steps
This is a long and very hilly route. 115 miles with at least two dozen hills, two of which are 25% of an incline; and, one which is the longest downhill (or uphill depending on direction ridden) stretch of road in England (cragg vale).

The route includes hills such as: sheephouse lane (rivington);Edgerton Road (Belmont);Bolton Road (Turton -Edgeworth); Watling Road (Affetside); Outwood Road (Radcliffe), Ashworth Road, (Ashworth Vale), a stretch of the A58, out of Rochdale toward Halifax; Mytholm Steeps(25% - nr Hebden Bridge; Sharney Ford (Todmorden/Bacup); Rawson's Rake (25%-Ramsbottom); Moor Rd (Anglezarke, nr Rivington); again over Sheephouse lane; scout road and edge lane (Winter Hill, nr Rivington).
Landmarks/Pubs for lunch/Sites to see?
Parts of Lancashire, Gtr Manchester, and Caldervale.

Your comments?
posted by:JonRating : difficult :
Excellent route. It's certainly got plenty of climbing in it. Some of the climbs are seriously hard work with the Hebden Bridge 25% and Todmorden to Bacup climbs sticking in my mind as particularly tricky.

Fully recommended but it is a tough ride.

If I had any criticism, it'd be trawl right through the middle of Rochdale but I appreciate it's hard to find an alternative.

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