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Earls Crag

Tour Of Lothersdale

Only 3 Scwheelers braved the torrential rain last night. As it turned out, it only rained as we set off and dried up later.

Anyway after a vote we decided to do a hillier route than originally planned.  Here’s the profile -

First up we climbed up West Lane out of Sutton, always a good climb to get you warmed up.  After riding down past Earls Crag we dropped through Cowling and climbed up Cowling Hill Lane.  From then on there’s some steep undulations before a fast decent into Elslack, avoiding suicidal bunnies! A bit of main road followed until we got to East Marton then one of my favourite bits of road all the way to Gargrave.  Out of Gargrave there is a small climb past the station going up Church Street before dropping down to Broughton and starting up the final climb at Elsack.  Probably my favourite climb of the night, starts off steep, but levels out a couple of times.  It climbs steadily crossing the old Skipton to Colne road and then onwards nearly to lothersdale before dropping back down Lothersdale Road and back to Glusburn.

Altogether not a long ride, but plenty of climbing.

The Route -