For the past few weeks I have been riding a Riese & Muller New Charger GH Nuvinci around the sometimes extraordinarily steep and often fascinating hills of the South Pennines.
This particular e-bike and the terrain seemed like a great fit on paper; some ancient packhorse tracks (sometimes with the original 18th century cobbles or flags), lovely old mill villages and some of the steepest hills in the UK could be explored on a bike seemingly made for such rugged terrain in biking comfort.
I had lived near the area for much of my life and every time I’d visited had discovered some interesting new village or track that was not on the tourist map.
So, having moved much nearer the area 12 months ago, I was keen to explore this area of rugged moors and hills lying in a triangle between Hebden Bridge, Penistone and Tintwistle in more depth and to get off the beaten track in the best way possible – by e-bike. [Read more…]