The Marple Grimpeurs will not be run in 2020. We can't organise a mass cycle ride while observing the guidelines for Covid-19. However, we are allowing Perms to be ridden from 1st August but please ensure that you maintain social distancing. It might be useful to avoid the traditional 10am Wednesday start time in order to avoid large groups.
Please support our traditional cafe stops if possible, following any requests they might make in order to trade safely. You should also make sure you carry sufficient supplies so that you can continue the ride if the cafes aren't available. See you in 2021!
The opening ride of the Wednesday Peak Grimpeurs, taking in the climbs of Holme Moss and Mam Nick, and passing through the quiet but spectacular Strinesdale. The northern Peak District at its best! Cafés at Holmfirth or Langsett, and at Edale Station.
Meet at Marple Memorial park (outside the library and near the public toilets) for a prompt 10am start. We've been asked not to use the library carpark, as it's in use all day by library users as well as visitors to the nearby Day-care Centre. There is a handily placed car park on Hollins Lane, just next to the fire station. Don't be late as we leave at 10 sharp, but if you're early, you'll find some of us in the nearby ASDA, or perhaps the Costa Coffee, having breakfast or just a quick cuppa.
The finish is at the Ring O'Bells, an excellent Robinsons pub, where sandwiches (included in the entry fee) will be served.
Please note that we can't handle entries on the line, as we are starting from a car park, but it's really easy to enter the event, either online or through the post - just click on the "Enter this event" button and follow the instructions.
There is also nowhere to leave panniers. If you don't want to carry unnecessary luggage around the Peak District you can try asking a fellow rider to let you leave stuff in a car.