Crest awe-inspiring Peak District summits and descend beautiful quiet lanes on a mountainous ride of climbing endurance around Cheshire’s wilder side. Ticking off the Blaze Hill and Lamaload climbs of the Cheshire Cycleway, a diversion out from the isolated Wildboarclough to Wincle rewards with stunning ridge views.
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- Distance 23.6 miles (38 km)
- Elevation gain 2987 ft (910 m)
- Time allow 3 hours
- Difficulty Very Challenging
- Terrain Lanes
- Suited to Gravel Bike Hybrid Bike Road Bike
- Suitability notes Other Bikes: route is accessible to all however, being fully on-road with long climbs, may not be best-suited to other types. Non-Standard Cycles: technically accessible, though steep climbs and very narrow lanes may prove tricky.
- Attributes Accessible by train, Car parking, Circular loop, Ideal for electric bikes, Moors, National Cycle Network, Pocket Guide available, Pubs and cafés, Reservoirs, Rural heritage, Steep climbs, Towns and villages, Views of hills and peaks, Views of open countryside, Views of towns and cities, Woodlands and forests
- Starts at SJ 92698 76482 SK10 5DS
- Places Bollington, Cat and Fiddle, Cheshire, Cheshire East, Kerridge, Langley, Macclesfield, Macclesfield Forest, Rainow, Shutlingsloe, Sutton, Tegg’s Nose, Wildboarclough, Wincle
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