August 2017 Rides

Sat 5th
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Arch 5,Corporation Street,Manchester M4 4DG.
Sat 5th
stockport community cycle clubStockport Community Cycling Club:Moravian Settlement
Meet at Houldsworth Mill, Houldsworth Street, Reddish at 10am. A ride along Manchester Cycleway and canal to see the Village then on to Velodrome for coffee. Distance about 15 miles.Email/register: Jim Court
Sun 6th
16 miles. Start:National Cycle Centre, Stuart Street,Manchester M11 4DQ. A circular route commencing at the National Cycling Centre, home of British Cycling and Team GB, utilising canal tow paths and cycleways, including the Trans Pennine Trail (TPT) and Fallowfield Loop, to explore the area around the east of Manchester. Register here.
Sat 12th 2pm stockport community cycle clubStockport Community Cycling Club:Sale Water Park Afternoon Ride
Meet at Pyramid at 2pm. Gentle ride along the Manchester Cycleway to Sale Water Park for a coffee. Distance about 12 miles. Email/register: Jim Court
Sun 13th
Fallowfield Loop:Community Orchard Tour
Starting at Reddish Vale Visitor Centre/Community Orchard, Mill Lane, Reddish, Stockport SK5 7HE meandering onto the loop and being guided around 2 of the 3 orchards at Levenshulme & Fallowfield. With stops in Platt Fields, Alexandra and Longford Park it’s going to be a great family friendly ride. Join at the best stop for you or bring a picnic and come for the whole day. Book. here.
Pick up the route at any point:

  • 11:45am-12:15pm Fallowfield Loop – Community Orchard,Entrance off Crayfield Road, M19 3NX
  • 12:45pm-1:15pm Platt Fields Park, Community Orchard,Meet at the Lakeside Vistors Centre
  • 1:30pm-2pm Fallowfield Loop – Community Orchard, Entrance off Sherwood Street , M14 6DU
  • 2:30pm-3:15pm Alexandra Park, off Alexandra Road,Meet at the newly opened Coffee Cranks Coop Cafe by the lake in the park.
  • 3:45pm-4pm onwards Arrive at Longford Park,Meet at Caffeine & Co
Sun 13th
stockport community cycle clubStockport Community Cycling Club: Halton Castle Longer Ride
Meet at Gatley Rail Station. Longer ride out towards Runcorn on rolling Cheshire roads. Distance about 50 miles. Email/register: Jim Court
Sun 13th
cwChorlton Wanderers ride
Meet Chorlton Water Park car park (Maitland Road entrance, off Barlow Moor Road). Speed is gentle, around 10-12 mph.
Tour de Macc- Road – Hilly!-50 miles. Pub stop at the Church Inn at Langley.
Sun 13th
Manchester Social CyclingManchester Social Cycling:Ride to Tatton
Start:Manchester Velodrome,Stuart Street, Manchester. Intro ride to Tatton Park and back. About 34 miles, pretty flat. Perfect for people that have been thinking about joining us but unsure of pace or group road riding, as this will be a relatively chilled cafe ride. Everyone is looked after & pace will be at Intro Ride pace (we aim for around 13-14mph average), but no-one is ever left behind, pace is that of the slowest rider. Hills taken at your own pace & re-group at the top (not that there are many hills). PLEASE make sure you are comfortable with this distance and speed, and are at the velodrome (outside Evans) ready to leave at 9.15am. Anyone wishing to join in Fallowfield, please be outside Sainsbury’s on Wilmslow Road at 9.30am.
Wed 16th
Chorlton/Urmston/Stretford/Sale/Northenden Evening Mountain Bike
Meet Chorlton Green, Manchester, M21 9HS. 10-15 miles around the trails in the Chorlton and the Mersey Bank area. There will be one or two short climbs on rough terrain to make you puff and pant and possibly push if you’re very unfit.
Thu 17th
5.30pm for 6pm
GMCC social ride to Worsley by canal track
A gentle 8 mile ride suitable for all abilities. We will end at the Barton Arms where they will be food and drinks available. Please bring lights as it will be getting dark on the return journey. Meet Albert Square, Manchester city centre.
Fri 18th
sustainable Living in the HeatonsSustainable living in the Heatons: Wythenshawe park
On this easier trip we’ll visit both the Horticultural centre and the Cycling centre that has, for one £2 payment a whole raft of bike and trike types to try. We’ll check on how the repairs are coming on after the fire at the hall and the cafe will be open. The route is largely off road on good paths via Didsbury and Northenden. Meet Heaton Moor Library Car Park. Distance: 12 miles flat. Book here.
Sat 19th
british cyclingBritish cycling: Exploring South Manchester
18 miles. Start Wythenshawe Park, wythenshawe M23 1BW. Register here.After circling around Wythenshawe Park we head to the River Mersey and Didsbury Village, following National Cycle Network 62 all the way along the Mersey to Stockport. We then venture north, through the Heaton’s (Norris, Moor and Chapel) to Highfield Country Park. From Highfield Country Park the swoop west along the fantastic Fallowfield Loop Line, a disused railway track, reaching from Debdale Park all the way to Chorlton. The route meanders through Chorlton Park and heads south back to the River Mersey, where you cycle past Chorlton Water Park (optional stop-off) and then follow the National Cycle Route back to Wythenshawe Park.
Sun 20th
Manchester Bike Tours: Lowry – a Simple Man?
A leisurely 8 mile, 3-hour bike ride visiting Lowry haunts, hearing about his ‘simple’ life, paintings and ‘dreamscapes’. Booking required with the guide. £12 Meet Kate Dibble outside HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place, Manchester M15 4FN. Book here.
Sun 20th ANC CentrevilleABC Centreville: Goose Eye Grimpeur Sportive
200km/12,000ft. Venue:Heywood Bowling Club, 158 Queen’s Park Road, Heywood, Greater Manchester, OL10 4UY. Click here to enter.
Sun 20th
bikecrecheBike Creche
National Cycle Centre, Stewaert Street, Manhcester M11. Buy sell cycle stuff.
Wed 23rd
Fri 25th
Free Ride Leaders Course
Hollingworth Lake Activity Centre,Lake Bank,Littleborough OL15 0DQ
Fri 25th
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

Check here to confirm departure! Contact:

Fri 25th
Critical Masscriticalmass1
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 26th
nightridersNight Rider
Meet Manchester Central Library, Manchester M2 5DA. This month’s plan is to ride to Heaton Park, going through the hillier side of Salford then back into Salford along the shipping canal, back through Pomona Strand and finishing at the library.
Sun 27th wiraltriathlonWirall Triathlon
The Wirral Triathlon is organised by Mersey Tri Club and Epic Events and takes place at West Kirby Marina. It is a sprint distance triathlon and the open water swim takes place in West Kirby marina which offers a safe and reliable open water venue. Address:West Kirby Marine Lake,South Parade,West Kirby,Merseyside CH48 3HZ. Swim:The 750m. Bike:21.4k. Run:5k run.
Sat 27th
stockport community cycle clubStockport Community Cycling Club: Anderton Boat Lift
Meet at free car park next to Wilmslow Leisure Centre. Rolling roads south across Cheshire to Anderton Lift to see the unique canal boat lift. Lunch at Anderton before returning. Distance about 30 miles. Email/register: JJim Court
Sun 27th
british cyclingBritish Cycling:Pennine Escape
27 mile cycle. Start :National Cycling Centre, outside the main front entrance, Stewart street, manchester M11 4DQ. Register here.This challenging but leisurely paced out-and-back ride follows quiet country lanes through the Medlock valley before passing through the outskirts of Daisy Nook and over Hartshead Pike, where you’ll feel a world away from the hustle-and-bustle of Manchester. There’s a well earned refreshment stop in the picturesque village of Uppermill before enjoying the route back to the Velodrome.