April 2018 Rides

Sun 1st
12noon for 12.30pm start
tweed rideTweed Ride
The Angel Pub, 6 Angel Street,Manchester M4 4BQ, Dress:Traditional. We will be taking a leisurely circular tour of Manchester City Centre ending up back at the Angel around 4pm. The route is predominately flat and tarmac surfaces although there is a very short cobbled section (about 50 metres but there is a pavement at the side) so the ride will be suitable for all manner of machines. Tandem, Penny Farthings Tricycles etc. Click here for event details.
Sun 1st
Manchester Wheelers ClubManchester Wheelers:Club social ride
Meet Costa Coffee, 26 High St, Cheadle SK8 1AL.
Sun 1st
Manchester Social CyclingManchester Social Cycling:Mountain Bike Ride: Drinkwater Park/Phillips Park/Irwell Valley
Parking area for Drinkwater Park, off the roundabout, Manchester m25 9sj.A ride along the Irwell Valley from Drinkwater park in Prestwich, visiting Clifton Country Park, Hirstwood, Outwood Country Park and the Red Runs at Phillips Park. 27km / 17 miles with about 300m of ascent total.
Wed 4th
BreezeDark Breeze Womens Ride
Starting from – St Werburgh’s Metrolink Station, by the bike racks. You can park on a side road nearby and either come down the ramp or use the lift to access the Fallowfield Loop. M21 8PZ. 13 mile.Book here
Sat 7th
british cyclingLets Ride/British Cycling : To Jodrell Bank
Starting from – Poynton Civic Hall, SK12 1RB. 39.7 miles. Book here.
Sat 7th
popup bikesPopup Bikes:Bike Jumble Sale
At Popup Bikes, Arch 5 Corporation Street, Manchester M4 4DG.

  • Second Hand Bikes
  • Vintage Bikes
  • Bike parts and spares
Sat 7th
stockport community cycling clubStockport Community Cycling Club: Sale Water Park afternoon ride
Meet at Houldsworth Mill, Houldsworth Street, Reddish SK5 6DS.  This ride will go out along the Manchester Cycleway to Chorlton and on to the Sale Water Park . Distance about 12 miles. Mainly good paths. Contact Jim Court info@sccc.co.uk 0161 487 2387.
Sun 8th
stockport community cycling clubStockport Community Cycling Club: Rishworth Moor Harder Ride
Meet at the small car park on Manchester Road, Greenfield OL3 7HX. This will be a harder ride with several long climbs. The ride goes onto Saddleworth Moor to Slaithwaite and onto Rishworth Moor for lunch. Return via Grains Bar and Scouthead. Distance about 30 miles. Contact Jim Court info@sccc.co.uk 0161 487 2387.
Sun 8th
lady pedal manchesterLady Pedal Womens ride to Dunham Massey
Meet Alexandra park cafe, aiming to leave (if weather is OK) around 11am and then off we go on our merry way via the Bridgewater Way. The distance is 9.7 miles and it should take around an hour to get there. We recommend you pack some lunch so we can all have a nice picnic when we get there. We will aim to be back around 2pm
Sun 8th
Sylvia Pankhurst’s Manchester: bike tour
Meet Coffee Cranks Co-operative, Pavillion, Alexandra Park, Manchester M16 8PJ,.Book here. A 5 mile guided cycle tour visiting places where Sylvia Pankhurst lived, studied and worked.
Sun 8th
chorlton wanderersChorlton Wanderers Ride to Lymm.
Meet Chorlton Water Park – car park, Maitland Road entrance, Chorlton, Manchester M21 7WH. 40 miles – there and back. Pace 10/12mph. Book here
Sun 8th
Ezy Rider
Start Chorlton Park. £10 includes food/drink
Sat 14th
stockport community cycling clubStockport Community Cycling Club: Barton Airport
Meet at Visitor Centre, Sale Water Park at 10am. A ride which mixes urban pathways and quiet roads to the cafe at Barton Airport where you may watch light aircraft in action. Leaders Gill and Sarah. Distance about 17 miles. Contact Jim Court info@sccc.co.uk 0161 487 2387.
Sat 14th
british cyclingBritish Cycling:Ride to Mosley Hall
41 miles. Meet Manchester Velodrome, Stewart street, Manchester M11 4DQ NCC. A nice easy and very flat (undulating) ride down to Lambing shed farm on the outskirts of Knutsford. There’s a cafe there, and we have the option of having a look around the gardens at Moseley Hall next door. Click here for route. Book here
Sun 15th
british cyclingBritish Cycling:Ride to MESNES PARK
60 miles. Meet Manchester Velodrome, Stewart street, Manchester M11 4DQ NCC.
Continuing on with another slightly more challenging ride than the previous week, we’ll head over westwards this time to Mesnes park. We’ll then continue up and over through Adlington, Rivington (should have a good view of the pike (although we won’t be going up to it)) up our main climb (Rivington Road) then through Egerton and the smaller towns avoiding Bury. Click here for route. Book here
Sun 15th Altura Forest of Bowland Sportive
35,80,100 miles. J36 Rural Auction Ce.ntre, Crooklands, Milnthorpe, Cumbria, LA7 7FP. Book here.
Sun 15th
siCliteroe Pool Triathlon
Ribblesdale Swimming Pool,Edisford Bridge,Clitheroe BB7 3LA. The Clitheroe Triathlon is a challenging course set in the Ribble Valley. It starts with a 400m pool swim, but the real fun starts on the bike as the 30k ride is ‘lumpy’ and includes the climb up Jeffrey Hill, onto Longridge Fell. The run is relatively flat compared the the bike ride, it’s 8k out and back on road and should be enough to make you feel happy about reaching the finish line.
Thu 19th
british cyclingBritish Cycling : DUNHAM COUNTRYSIDE EVENING RIDE
Start:Regent Road car park Altrincham – free parking after 6pm. Also close to Altrincham train, Metrolink and bus stations. WA14 1RP. Book here.
Thu 19th
GMCCGreater Manchester Cycle Campaign: Social ride
along the Ashton canal towards the Fallowfield Loop ending at the Vale Cottage pub, where you can enjoy some good food and company. Meet Albert Sqr, Manchester. Please bring lights as the return journey will be in the dark. Contact Rob Raikes – raikes@gmail.com.
Sat 21st
british cyclingBritish Cycling:DUNHAM MASSEY BREWERY
Meet 09:45 for 10am depart at Manchester Velodrome, Stewart st, Manchester M11 4DQ. 40 miles. Book here.
Sat 21st
BreezeBritish Cycling Breeze Womens Ride :Portland Basin Ashton
Starting from – Outside the Evans Cycles store at the rear of the Manchester velodrome. M11 4DQ. 20 miles Book here.
Sun 22nd
stockport community cycling clubStockport Community Cycling Club: Plantation cafe
Meet at Timperley Sports Club, Stockport Road, Altrincham, WA15 7LU. A ride across rolling Cheshire to Knutsford and on to Plumley for lunch. Return via Tatton Park. Distance about 30 miles. Contact Jim Court info@sccc.co.uk 0161 487 2387.
Sun 22nd
Lancashire Outdoor Group : Arley Hall Day Bike Ride
40 mls of picturesque Cheshire countryside from mtg point Costa Coffee, HALE, 6 Ashley Rd, WA15 9SF (10.45 AM) to Arley Hall, Cheshire,CW9 6NA, then a one-hour pub stop at the historic George & Dragon CW9 6HF in picturesque Great Budworth. Return via Pickmere around 5pm hrs. Moderate pace. This will be mostly on quiet roads with some off-road so either a mountain bike or a hybrid bike will be more suitable. Do ensure your bike is in good working order, has a bell & lights. Do pack a spare inner tube, puncture repair kit, a lightweight waterproof, some light snacks & a litre of water. Book Anup Mehta anup267mehta@gmail.com.
Fri 27th
Bike Fridaybike friday
Normally, held on the last Friday of the month, Bike Friday is a set of led commuter rides into Manchester from various starting places around Greater Manchester. Most rides leave at 8am but check the website as they vary depending on the distance from Manchester. Rides finish at the Eastern Bloc coffee shop (5A Stevenson Square, M1 1DN), in Manchester City Centre. Whether you’re new to cycling, returning to your bike after a break, or cycle every day, join us on Bike Friday. We ride at a moderate pace and have experienced ride leaders. It is entirely law-abiding – we do not try to slow down the traffic. All welcome (bring a bike).Starts from

  • Stockport Mersey Square
    •  we cross the A6 at Bowerfold Lane at 07:55
    • Heaton Chapel Station 08:05
    • Errwood Road off the Golf Course section 08:15.
  • Blackley
    • Victoria Avenue East near Rochdale Road 7.45am
    • the park entrance on Smedley Lane, Hendham Vale at 08:15.
  • Levenshulme Station,8am
  • Prestwich
    • meet Pizza Express on the Bury New Road where it meets Scholes Lane at 8:00am
  • Chorlton Library
    • Meet 8.00am
  • Worsley, Monton
      • 7:40am Worsley Station (on Route 55)
      • 7:50am Monton Green Unitarian Church
      • 8am opposite Salford Royal (Hope) Hospital, Eccles Old Road
  • Sale Waterside
    • Sale Waterside at 7.45 am
    • 8am at the Stretford tram station cycle parking, near the bus stop bound for the Trafford Centre,
  • Withington Library
    • Meet Wilmslow rd 8am

Contact: graeme@manchesterfoe.org.uk.

Fri 27th
Critical Mass
A bike ride that happens in our city and cities all over the world every last Friday of the month. Critical Mass rides began in San Francisco in 1992 and rides spread around the United States and the world with over 200 rides taking place in 2006. Critical Mass has no leaders, and no central organization licenses rides. In every city that has a Critical Mass ride, some locals simply picked a date, time, and location for the ride and publicised it, and thus the ride was born. Critical Mass is an idea and an event, not an organization. It is a great way to meet other cyclists and to have a fun bike ride. It is not a fast ride and often children come too, everyone is welcome to come and celebrate the bicycle! Meet central library, st peters square, Manchester.
Sat 28th
Smithy Bridge Classic
Smithy Bridge Railway Station,Rochdale OL15 0DZ. A ride from Smithy Bridge Station up to Wardle and Watergrove Reservoir and back. All welcome! 20km with about 400m of ascent total. Stop at the Summit Pub, half way.
Sat 28th
stockport community cycling clubStockport Community Cycling Club: Wythenshawe Park
Meet at Grenville Street, Edgeley at the top of Hollywood Park at 10am. This is a new ride using urban paths and quiet roads around Stockport and onward to Wythenshawe Park for coffee. Some tracks. Distance about 16 miles. Contact Jim Court info@sccc.co.uk 0161 487 2387.
Sun 29th
8.30 am
siMalpas 100 Sportive
Two routes designed by our experienced local club cyclist 100 miles and 100 kilometres across the rolling Cheshire plains.
Starting in Poynton both routes take you past the Iconic Jodrell Bank Radio Telescope, down past Middlewich to the village of Malpas, a mecca for Manchester based cyclists. Book here.
Sun 29th
Happy Bikes ride
Meet A6 Stockport Road /Fallowfield Loop, Levenshulme M19 3NX. We shall being doing trails like canals and tarmac off road routes disused rail way line ,be doing over 20 miles average speed between 10-12 mph ,maybe faster ,not competitive but not slow a comfortable happy speed. You cycle at your own risk!