2017 Group Rides

cwcwpMeet Sunday 10am, at Chorlton Water Park – car park, entrance at the end of Maitland Road, off Barlow Moor Road, Manchester M21 7WH (click here for map). Rides in the Winter are shorter at around 20-30 miles, and in the Summer longer at up to 55 miles. Speed is gentle, around 10-12 mph. Click here for weather and click here for pre-ride bike checks.

Rides List

Sun 8th
January
10am
birdinhandMobberley.
Lunch at the Bird in Hand at Knolls Green.Roads. 25 miles.
Sun 12th
February
10am
middlewood_wayMiddlewood Way.
A wander through some of east Manchester’s industrial past on the Fallowfield Loop, some newly improved canal towpaths and part of the Middlewood Way, plus a bit of Cheshire countryside. Skinny tyres not recommended, mudguards recommended. There will be some small climbs to test out your gears. Lunch at the Legh Arms at Adlington crossroads. Please bring lights just in case. Road/trails, 35 miles.
Sun 12th
March
10am
poyntonPoynton
Road, Hilly, 35 miles.
Sun 9th
April
10am
astleyAstley via Bus route.
Route here Roads, 30 miles.
Sun 14th
May
10am
chelfordChelford.
The quiet lanes and rolling hills of Cheshire towards Ashley, Mobberley, Peover Heath and Chelford. Our midway stop is at the Egerton Arms on the edge of Chelford Village. We will be returning via Knolls Green and the airport tunnels. Route. Roads, 40 mles.
Sun 11th
June
10am
croftCroft
Lunch at  General Elliot in Croft, which is between Culcheth and Risley and is actually still in Cheshire. It is an on-road or paved off road on the shared path of the Cadishead Way or on the Bridgewater Canal path between Monton and Stretford. We leave Chorlton through Stretford and Urmston heading for Irlam Locks to cross the ship canal, then we ride down the Cadishead Way before turning back into the countryside of Glazebrook, Culcheth and Croft. After lunch we will ride through Birchwood and some quiet lanes near Glazebrook (there are a few potholes here but very easily negotiable), then back on the Cadishead way path until we get to Peel Green where we will join the delightful Port Salford Greenway, then back on the road briefly to get to Monton where we will get onto the lovely Bridgewater Canal back to Stretford. From Stretford we can either stay on the canal or return to Chorlton via road. There are a few minor steady gradients and the only steep bits are to get up and over the occasional bridge. Roads,40 miles.
Sun 9th
July
10am
anderton_boat_lift Anderton boat lift.
A flat’ish ride out and back across Cheshire. Stanley Arms pub. Route.roads, 45 miles.
Sun 13th
August
10am
tour de macc 2015Tour de Macc.
Pub stop at Church Inn at Langley. Route Roads, hilly! 50 miles.
Sun 10th
September
10am
swettenhamSwettenham
Lunch at the Swettenham Arms , 45 miles.Roads, Hilly. 40 miles. Route here.
Sun 8th
October
10am
the_wizardAlderley Edge
Lunch at the Drum & Monkey. Route here.
Sun 12th
November
10am
heatonparkHeaton Park.
A lot of the ride is on NCN6 there will be some traffic-free, off-road sections. When we get to the park, we’ll do a quick tour then head to Woodthorpe Hotel for lunch – menu here. Click here for route.Roads/trails.Expect a lot of climbing (we go to the highest point of the City of Manchester), a lot of it on gravel. 25 miles.
Sun 10th
December
10am
dunham_masseyDunham Massey
*cancelled due to snow risk*

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