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Tour of the Roaches

Hi all

Just spotted a Sportive on my doorstep: http://www.xtramileevents.com/events/ca ... he-roaches

Thinking of doing the 75 miler. It would be my first sportive and am wondering how hard it might be with a chunk of the Peaks thrown in.

Anyone else doing it?

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  • RideOnTimeRideOnTime Posts: 4,712
    Just looked at this.......It looks to have potential.. the route though is bizarre to get a great long pan handle to do a Tour of the Roaches that starts in Altrincham !!!
  • Gene HuntGene Hunt Posts: 40
    I'm in, decided to be brave and go for my first century. I'm living in Dubai at the mo, so looking forward to some cooler riding. I need to get some serious training in though, it's not easy to ride any hills out here in the desert, never mind the heat!. Hopefully should be a good one, it wont take long to get out into the countryside.
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  • Old TuggoOld Tuggo Posts: 482
    Hi all

    Just spotted a Sportive on my doorstep: http://www.xtramileevents.com/events/ca ... he-roaches

    Thinking of doing the 75 miler. It would be my first sportive and am wondering how hard it might be with a chunk of the Peaks thrown in.

    Anyone else doing it?
    Why not also go for the Polka Dot Challenge the week after - the 50 mile circuit should be manageable.
  • Old Tuggo wrote:
    Hi all

    Just spotted a Sportive on my doorstep: http://www.xtramileevents.com/events/ca ... he-roaches

    Thinking of doing the 75 miler. It would be my first sportive and am wondering how hard it might be with a chunk of the Peaks thrown in.

    Anyone else doing it?
    Why not also go for the Polka Dot Challenge the week after - the 50 mile circuit should be manageable.

    I think I'll wait and see how I fare in this one first :wink: I'll still have a few days to sign up.
  • I've signed up for the long one, but I think it might prove a toughie. I've done a couple of 100km events so far this year and been pleased with my time / effort - and have ridden 100m+ on a number of occasions, but like RideOnTime says, it's a weird one getting my head around riding from Altrincham to the Roaches. I think once I'm on my way (and past home!) it'll be easier. Looking forward to the BH Monday to recover though... :)
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  • skinnypunterskinnypunter Posts: 142
    Tempting, but I don't thInk I'd be able to resist the lure of the kettle when I go past our front door in Upper Hulme (see link below).
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