A gloriously sunny day today, so thought I`d take a ride to the Ribblehead Viaduct and treat myself to an ice cream, (after all if you’re on a Fatbike there has to be some snow).
Distance: About 25 miles
Time: About 3.5 Hours
Apart from two long climbs most of the ride is fairly flat on good bridleways. Also there is one long sweeping descent and one fast steep windy descent to Burtersett.
Just took the usual route up through Burtersett to the Roman Road (Cam High Road) and then across to Cam Top and along the well prepared bridleway and onto the gravel road that the logging wagons use. This comes out eventually on the Ingleton Road and another mile or so to the Viaduct. Its a great straight fast descent down the gravel road as can be seen from the pictures, but its a long way backup. The Fatbike copes well with this smoother terrain, seems to just soak up the little stones and rolls over the smaller rocks.
Video of a Route I took this week from Hawes, over to Oughtershaw via the Cam High Road, through Greenfield to Horton in Ribblesdale (great descent to the village). Then back up to Cam End and the Cam High Road before descending back to Hawes down the front of Yorburgh another great descent.
Distance: 32 miles
Time: 4.5 Hours
Difficult – some tough climbs and a couple of great descents
Route Distance: Approx 18 miles
Rating: Medium with Long Climbs and 2 long descents
Time: 2.15 Hours
This Route is an 18 mile loop from Hawes that starts on the Road to Burtersett and climbs up to the Roman Road Bridleway. Turning right on to the Bridleway there is a long climb of about 2 miles to the top of the fell. Then at the top theres a gentle descent to the Cam Road or Beggermans, the route follows the Continue reading →