AT A GLANCE
How far? 39km / 24 miles
How long? 3 1⁄2 hours
How hard? Demanding: A sustained 250m climb at 8km followed by a very steep descent and further shorter climbs throughout. Best suited to more confident riders.
Traffic: Mainly quiet country lanes with the occasional busier road and some town centre traffic.
Ascent? 563 metres
Direction of travel: Clockwise
Refreshments: Ribchester Arms, Ribchester, the Red Pump Inn, Bashall Eaves.