This might be a good chance to meet up and enjoy a ride.
I'm organising an Audax event in March. There's a choice of two routes, both are mostly traffic free lanes, with plenty of climbing. I usually get a whole range of riders, from those looking to race and make it a very hard training ride, to those content to take it steady, enjoy the cafes and make it back before it goes dark. (Mudguards and beards are no longer compulsory for Audax!)
Spring in the Peak Audax events. Saturday 5th March:
A choice of two routes, (please state if you have a preference.) Both are hilly and scenic rides on some of the best roads in the Peak District. Rolling start between 8 and 9am.
Stanage Surprise takes in the climbs of Abney, Longstone Edge, Cressbrook, Peveril and Stanage.
Details at http://www.aukweb.net/cal/calsolo.php?Ride=11-25
Roaches Revenge takes in the climbs of Longstone Edge the Roaches, Crowdicote and Abney.
Details at http://www.aukweb.net/cal/calsolo.php?Ride=11-170
Any one fancy giving it a go?