The Ronde is deliberately very low key and relaxed (just turn up and ride) but to make sure it all runs smoothly for everyone turning up, as well as local residents and visitors, please familiarise yourself with the following:
Over the years, as its popularity has increased, parking has become more of an issue at Pendle Heritage Centre. This year, please DO NOT park at the Heritage Centre. I'm expecting over 100 riders and your cars simply won't fit in the tiny Centre car park anymore.
Instead, please park at either
Greenfield Rd car park, off the B6247 and opposite Barrowford Reservoir (might be a barrier - watch roof racks?!)
At the Rec Ground at the end of Wilton St off the A682 or
Behind the Spar (car park) on the A682
Both are on the map below and close to the Heritage Centre, or alternatively find considerate on-street parking nearby. We will all meet at and ride from the Heritage Centre.
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There could be a large number of riders on Saturday and whilst it isn't a race/sportive, some will be going faster than others.
Head out from 10.00am onwards but if you fancy going out in a quicker group, feel free to wait till 10.30am and the last group. If not, form a group and ride with whomever you fancy.
I'll do my best to sign much of it but it's a big task. Make sure you have a cue card or Garmin trace - also many will have done it before so find someone you don't know, say hello and ride with someone new. Simples.
Sportsunday, our fave local photographers have been baking this week. Those who have been before know what this means..... They are doing this for free so please let them know how much we appreciate their efforts, without spitting cake all over them, and go to their website after and check in for the pics. There will be at least one of you and are well worth purchasing, if only to say thanks.
Please look after each other whilst riding, and be considerate to other road users - there could be a whole heap of cyclists riding round East Lancs that morning..... You know the rest.
This is a social, voluntary ride and you ride entirely at your own risk.
See you Saturday!