Group Rides

cwcwpMeet Sunday 10am, starting from Chorlton Water Park, Maitland Road entrance, off Barlow Moor Road , Manchester. 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 map.

2017 rides

Date Destination/Route Terrain Distance
Sun 8th January 10am Mobberley.
Lunch at the Bird in Hand at Knolls Green.
Road 25 miles birdinhand
Sun 12th February
Middlewood 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 middlewood_way
Sun 12th March
Poynton Road, Hilly 35 miles poynton
Sun 9th April
Astley via Bus route Road 30 miles astley
Sun 14th May
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.
Road 40 mles chelford
Sun 11th June 10am We are going to the very welcoming General Elliot in Croft, which is between Culcheth and Risley and is actually still in Cheshire. It is a 40 mile ride, 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. Road 40 miles croft
Sun 9th July 10am Hadfield via Trans Pennine Trail trails 45 miles. hadfield
Sun 13th August 10am Tour de Macc Roads, hilly! 50 miles tour de macc 2015
Sun 10th September
Swettenham Road 45 miles swettenham
Sun 8th October
Alderley Edge Roads, Hilly. 40 miles the_wizard
Sunday 12th November
Astley Roads/trails. 25 miles. astley
Sunday 10th December
Dunham Massey roads/trails. 25 miles. dunham_massey