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Buxton CC Hommage to Liege-Bastogne-Liege 2019

Spring Classic rides for Buxton CC members and friends, Sunday 21st April 2019

Chris Lea's "Hommage to Liege-Bastogne-Liege". Meeting early in the morning at Holywell, just off the A55 in Flintshire.
Two groups will ride similar distances and meet up at the same cafes, one taking in all the mountains (nothing steeper than 1:3), and the other a more relaxed route avoiding most of them.

The start of the rides will be from The Tearooms at The Pet Cemetery, Brynford, CH8 8AD, just south of Holywell and immediately to the north of the A55. Please do not park at the tearooms but instead park up the hill, immediately south of the A55 and heading towards Brynford, where there should parking opportunities in a lane set back from the B5121, as indicated on the map. The tearooms open at 9-00, where we’ll meet and have a brew, aiming to start riding at about 9-30.

start point + parking

The ‘medio’ (or less hilly) route includes climbs over the Esclusham Mountain to Worlds’ End, Maesyrychen Mountain (i.e. Horseshoe Pass), and the Llantysilio Mountain. A GPX file of the route is here: spring2019medio.gpx.

medio map

The ‘lungo’ (or very hilly) route will in addition climb Hope Mountain, take the Old Horseshoe road up Maesyrychen Mountain, and also attempt Gwaenysgor (33%) from Prestatyn. Both routes are about 87 miles. a GPX file of the route is here: spring2019lungo.gpx

lungo route map

Lunch is at the Ponderosa Café at the summit of the Horseshoe Pass, whilst a mid-afternoon stop is planned at a pub (booked) in the Clywd valley.

Please could you let Chris know if you plan to do the ride, so he can make arrangements at the cafes. 

 Chris Lea
 Tel. 01298 25642