Fifty five riders completed the Hoppers Rollers Tour de Trough on Saturday After the ride they enjoyed a three course meal prior to Hoppers first team win vs Stockport. Cycle Tech No 1 technician Colin Gardner was on hand at the start to provide expert tips and with few spills and thrills on the route will have picked up some post ride repair work.
The route was just under 46 miles in total, CLICK HERE TO SEE THE ROUTE.
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The sprint challenge took place along Duckett’s Lane near Claughton this can be viewed below. Top sprinter was Ross Malpass.
The KOM was timed on the category 4 ascent of the Trough of Bowland from Marshaw. Climbing 485 feet over 2.7 miles to the top at an elevation just below 1000ft, route can be viewed below. Again Ross came out on top with an impressive average climbing speed of 17.2 miles per hour.
A cafe stop at Dunsop Bridge gathered all the troops back together before the run back to Hoppers through the fabulous Forest of Bowland scenery in lovely spring weather.
Thanks to Broadgate Cycles for provide a prize and much needed energy gels.