Some folk have suggested that a different route might be preferable in the winter to avoid the long descents. I had a quick look at the map and have a suggested alternative. I cycled it this afternoon and it seems okay. It's slightly longer and inevitably not as "circular". It would fit well with a pub stop in Bollington. Not sure which pubs might be able to provide somewhere safe for the bikes?
Comments or better ideas very welcome.
Regards Richard N.