Path to Pavé: Ronde van Oost Lancashire
2011 Ronde van Oost Lancashire - 2nd April
Can't make it to Flanders or want to get some epic riding in before a weekend in Roubaix? This will be the perfect opener.
"What started off as my grump about not being able to go back to Flanders after a riotous Ronde sportive weekend in 2008, morphed into an absorbing and eventful group ride for about 35 of us last April.
Using some beautiful Lancashire lanes, hills and leftover cobbled climbs from a past Industrial era, the Ronde van Oost Lancashire seems to have taken on a momentum of its own now."
Date: Sat 2nd April 2011
Start: Pendle Heritage Centre car park, Barrowford, Nelson, Lancashire, BB9 6JQ
Visit the Cross Junkie blog for the map, cue sheet and more details. This is an audax style ride. Riders will need to be self sufficient.
Images from Dave Haygarth's blog.