Group Rides

cwcwpMeet Sunday 10am, at Chorlton Water 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.

2017 rides

Date Destination/Route Distance
Sun 8th January 10am Mobberley.
Lunch at the Bird in Hand at Knolls Green.
Roads. 25 miles birdinhand
Sun 12th February
10am
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
10am
Poynton Road, Hilly, 35 miles poynton
Sun 9th April
10am
Astley via Bus route Roads, 30 miles astley
Sun 14th May
10am
Chelford.
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 chelford
Sun 11th June 10am Croft
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 croft
Sun 9th July 10am 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.
Pub stop at Church Inn at Langley. Route
Roads, hilly! 50 miles tour de macc 2015
Sun 10th September
10am
Swettenham
Lunch at the Swettenham Arms
Roads, 45 miles swettenham
Sun 8th October
10am
Alderley Edge
Lunch at the Drum & Monkey
Roads, Hilly. 40 miles the_wizard
Sun 12th November
10am
Heaton 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 the pub for lunch.
Roads/trails. 25 miles. heatonpark
Sun 10th December
10am
Dunham Massey roads/trails. 25 miles. dunham_massey

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