Fleet Moss Audax – 215km – Sunday 10th June 2018

A challenging ride through beautiful countryside including the Forest of Bowland and Upper Wharfedale. Climbs include the Trough of Bowland, Lamb & Tatham Fell, Dent & the infamous Fleet Moss. Worth 3.75 Audax AAA climbing points. After Fleet Moss route takes in Wharfedale, through Kettlewell and Grassington, Gargrave, Bolton-by-Bowland, a final leg-sapping climb of Chaigley (Walker Fold) through Chipping and back to Claughton.

Fleet Moss is rated as one of the top ten climbs in the UK by the Guardian Here is the opening of their description:

Fleet Moss, Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

Fleet Moss, the highest road in Yorkshire, is a beast from either direction but the greater challenge lies in the route south from Hawes. Through Gayle, the road flat, hugging the river, soon rises sharply for a short 17% lung-opener…………… Read more here

Route Sheet Updated route sheet for 2018 to follow

Fleet Moss Route Final 2017

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Start Time 7.30.am To finish by 21.38

Head Quarters: The start and finish of the three rides is the Claughton Memorial Village Hall. There is good parking, toilets and refreshments at the start and when you finish.

Refreshments at the start point including
hot drinks, toast, bacon sandwiches and bananas.
At the finish tea and coffee and soft drinks and  home made food. Cakes will be available with the proceeds going to MacMillan Cancer Support

enterThis link will open the Audax web page for the event where you can enter
 The route is shown right on “Ride with GPS”.
To create your own gps file in a format to suit your unit click on “view full route” on the top left hand corner of the map window. A new window/tab will open with the route shown, click the “Export” tab on the right of the screen and follow instructions for your unit. Please check the file works when you have loaded it and before you set off on the ride!!

There are NO route signs. Riders are responsible for following the route between the controls. It is a VERY GOOD IDEA to study the route on a map before you ride. Take the route sheet and preferably a map of the route with you.