|The Wigley Perms offer rides you can undertake on any date (where it doesn't clash with the Calendar ride) and range all the way from 50km to a full Super Randonneur series of 200/300/400/600km. The Perms start from around the Manchester area, either from the south (Poynton or Dean Row) or to the east (Uppermill or Stalybridge).|
You should observe any current guidelines with regards the Covid-19 restrictions, so take a mask with you and use it where necessary.
From 17th May, we resume riding the longer Perms at 400 and 600, but there is some uncertainty that some of the 24 hour facilities we've come to rely on might be slower to return, so plan accordingly.
| All the Wigley Perms can now be ridden using an e-Brevet on your smart phone. Do away with the uncertainty of not finding somewhere to obtain a till receipt, or needing to queue at a busy shop. No more worries that your Garmin, registering your progress, might run out of power.|
|If 400km is too far for a single bike ride, there are shorter versions of the Llanfair 400|
⇒ Llanfair 200 which can be ridden as just Poynton to Holyhead, or in the reverse direction
⇒ Holyhead-Prestatyn 200 the western half
⇒ St Asaph 200 the eastern half
Like the Llanfair 200, another ride that finishes 200km away from the start is the Scarborough Fair 200 which goes from Stalybridge to Scarborough, with a train available for the return.
Jodrell Bank telescope, seen on quite a few Wigley Perms
To ride the Wigley Perms, you just need to send in your entry form, confirm your ride date, then set off to pass through each control. To have your validated you need to establish your 'Proof of Passage' usually a till receipt or stamp from a shop, cafe or petrol station, an ATM withdrawal slip, or a GPX file of your progress.
For some other Perms starting from Uppermill, see the following:
• Up 'n' Down t'West Ridin' 114km
• Bowland 208km
• Slaidburn 180km
• Widdop 115km
• Bretton 110km