Yesterday, I tried a new training route which included a climb up Blacko. Its on the road from Barrowford to Gisburn. I’ve got to say that it made a very ejoyable route. The climb rises quite steadily for 3 miles and gives great views down the valley before a fast descent down to Gisburn
Another bonus of the ride was the road from Gisburn to Long Preston is closed at the moment due to railway bridge maintenance. Hardly saw a car along its whole length! Plus there’s no problem riding a bike through.
Here’s the whole route-