Just under 50 miles with 2500ft of climbing, taking in lots of my morning and afternoon commuting roads. It will be a bit busy till you get out of Leigh, but after that you hit some nice roads round Lostock, Belmont and back through Haigh. It takes in one of the Ironman climbs (but the opposite way round – it’s easier this way!): from Belmont and over Angelzsarke. You then run back through Haigh and mostly downhill after halfway all the way home. You could shorten this by missing out Belmont, but I wouldn’t as it’s lovely up there with amazing views and a good place for a pit stop and a photo. I would allow myself about 2.5 hrs for this, maybe a bit less….So I would say it’s a good 3-3.5 hours ride for you going steady. Supplied ride and description, courtesy of my friend: Danny “Ironman” Bolton.