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Falling Leaves Rough Ride

Falling Leaves Rough Ride

October 28 2018
Staffordshire, West Midlands, UK

The much loved Falling Leaves Rough Ride returns to the Churnet Valley for 2018 after a few years off with a new venue, new routes, new hats and a whole bag of awesome sprinkled all over it.

This event kind of pre-dated the current trend for adventure-X/ gravel grinder/long cyclocross/multi-terrain/gnarmac/enduroad rides.  Fans of this kind of challenging multi-surface riding will not be disappointed with what we have in store for you.

The Routes

Both routes start and finish at Oakamoor Cricket Club and take in a whole host of track & trails made up of quiet lanes with grass up the middle, bridleways, disused railway lines, gravelly bits, gnarmac, grassy climbs and more.  There's up and downs as well as a good dollop of rooty stuff, singletrack and maybe even some mud to keep your bike handling skills sharp.

We've loved planning and riding these route so we're confident you'll have a blast out there.  The rides are based in and around the Churnet Valley and creeps into the Peak District.  The Peak is well known as a riding hotspot, but it's the treasures of the little known Churnet that really makes this ride... it's a gem.

The long route is about 75km in length, with two feed stations.

The shorter route is 42km in length, with two feed stations.

These might not seem like massive distances, but don't be fooled, the rides are great fun but are physically testing so can take a while to complete.

?GPX files of the routes will be emailed to participants one week before the event and navigable maps will be available at registration.

What to Expect in return for your hard earned cash

The Falling Leave Rough Ride costs £23 to enter (plus a small admin fee that we can't avoid).  We have done our upmost to ensure you get plenty of value for money on your ride, so here's what to expect.

A choice of challenging routes, with maps & GPX files
A rather splendid limited edition Falling Leaves cycling cap for taking part, worth £14.99
A finisher's brew (tea or coffee)
Mobile mechanic
First aid
Well stocked feed stations
Quality catering at the start/finish
Event photos
Probably some other nice freebies in a bag

We might even have a bar open at the finish and some additional entertainments, but we'll let you know about that.

Falling Leaves Rough Ride

 
Routes: 42, 75 km
Difficulty of Greatest Route: C - Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs
 
What's Included?

A choice of challenging routes, with maps & GPX files
A rather splendid limited edition Falling Leaves cycling cap for taking part, worth £14.99
A finisher's brew (tea or coffee)
Mobile mechanic
First aid
Well stocked feed stations
Quality catering at the start/finish
Event photos
Probably some other nice freebies in a bag

Support for Participants
Roving Mechanical Support
 
Features
Photos
 
Nutrition
Feed / Aid Stations
Post Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
 
Start Address: Oakamoor Cricket Club, Oakamoor, Staffordshire, ST10 3AH
 
 
 
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Oct 28 2018 - EVENT: Falling Leaves Rough Ride