L’enfer Du Saddleworth

Sunday 9th April 2017

Once again we are paying homage to the northern classics.  This year we shall celebrating on the same day as the Paris Roubaix – Sunday 9th April.  The Grand Depart is from Java in Uppermill at 9am.

We are offering 50 miles of hell. Sectors of  gravé (gravel) and pavé (cobbles) will abound in our 8th annual L’enfer

 Join you Clarion pals on a homage to the Paris Roubaix  and the other spring classics as we seek out the cobbles and rough tracks of Saddleworth, a shout of ‘Boonen!‘, ‘Museeuw!‘, ‘Merckx‘ or ‘Cancellara!  is traditional as we hit every cobbled section.

This year will see us using an even more challenging route than last year – including two of Britains ‘Greatest Cycing Climbs’ – Chew Road (173) and Knott Hill Lane (172)

Sector 1 – Chew Climb –  Gravel 2miles
Sector 2 – High Style Lane – Pave 500m
Sector 3 – Harrop Edge – Gravel 1km grave
Sector 4 – Waters Road – Gravel – 500m
Sector 5 -Marsden Lane – Pave climb – 750m
Sector 6 – Steele Lane – Pave climb – 750m
Sector 7 -Thusrton Clough Rd – Cobbled climb – 200m
Sector 8 – Stonesbreaks Rd – Grave / pave1 km
Sector 9 – Quickedge Rd – Grave 2km
Sector 10 – Luzley Road – Pave / grave descent 1k

Downlaod the route to your gpx unit and good luck!

Do not be fooled – this is a self navigated day out for experienced cyclists. This is not a sportive or a race or an audax event, just a club run.  

Non members are welcome to ride drop us a line if you want to saddleworthcarion@hotmail.co.uk