June 2017 Rides

Fri 2nd-
Sun 4th
Adventure Cycling FestivalAdventure Cycling Festival
Lake District
Sat 3rd
Envirolution Festival
Platt Fields Lake, Wilmslow Rd, Rusholme/Fallowfield, Manchester. Stalls include: Platt Fields Bike Project.
Sun 4th
Horwich Festival of Racing – Offroad Sportive
Clcik here for details.
Sun 4th Stockport Community Cycle ClubStockport Community Cycle Club: Fools Nook
A hillier ride across Alderley Edge towards Macclesfield and Gawsworth. More details here.
Sun 4th tourdemancTour de Manc
100miles/100km. Virgin Active Lancashire Health & Racquets Club,Heywood Old Road,Middleton,M24 4TH. Book here.
Fri 9th-Sat 24th NW VelofestNW Velofest

  • Fri 9th 6pm WORLD NAKED BIKE RIDE,All Saints Park ,oxford rd, manchester. Riding a bike, but with no clothes on. AFTERPARTY ON THE STREETS
  • Fri 9th 8pm Sandbar 120 Grosvenor Street Manchester, Manchester M1 7HL, Samba band street party! Nudity likely.
  • Sat 10, 10pm MIDNIGHT MASS, Old Abbey Taphouse, Guildhall Cl, Manchester M15 6SY, Mass night ride with bike soundsystems
  • Sat 10, 2pmHELL OF THE NORTH WEST – RACE, Hillcourt Street cycles, 2 Hillcourt Street, Manchester M1 7HU. Competitive alleycat race. Cash first prize.
  • Sat 10th, 8pm FESTIVAL KICKS OFF PROPER, Old Abbey Taphouse, Guildhall Cl, Manchester M15 6SY Live music from the mighty Galivantes.
  • Sun 11th, 1pm–4pm BMX TRICKS & GET YOUR BIKE FIXED, Platt Fields Bike Hub Free bike repairs alongside BMX UK finals
  • Sun 11th, 5pm BEGINNERS LIFE DRAWING – BIKE THEME. All welcome, test your artistic ability! Sandbar 120 Grosvenor Street Manchester, Manchester M1 7HL
  • Mon 12th, 6pm BIKE DANCING TASTER SESSION Platt Fields Bike Hub Learn from the world-famous Spokes!
  • Tue 13th, 7pm SPANDEX BALLET (ROAD RIDE). Start Sandbar 120 Grosvenor Street Manchester, Manchester M1 7HL. A 30 mile road ride at 16mph pace
  • Wed 14th, 7pm SPRINT RACE CHAMPIONSHIP – OPEN TO ALL, start Pomona Tram Stop,Pomona Strand, Stretford, Manchester M16 0TT (6pm feeder ride Central Library, St peters square, Manchester City Centre). Fixed and geared sprint race with prizes
  • Thu 15th, 6.30 pm for 7pm STREET ART TOUR RIDE, start Whitworth Art Gallery. Graffiti tour with bike soundsystem
  • Fri 16th, 7:30 COGS AND KEGS PARTY, Brewtap + soundsystem party, secret location. 7pm feeder ride from Central Library, St Peters square, Manchester City Centre
  • Sat 17th, 12 noon for 1pm start THE BEER AND DEER RIDE (GRAVEL/ROAD RIDE) Platt Fields Bike Hub, Social ride out to Dunham Massey Brewery.
  • Sun 18th, 1pm Pop-up Bikes Arch 5, Corporation Street, Manchester M4 4DG. THE MONUMENTAL TREASURE HUNT. All abilities bike treasure hunt. Win prizes!
  • Wed 21st 6pm for 6.30 pm start Sandbar 120 Grosvenor Street Manchester, Manchester M1 7HL SUMMER SOLSTICE (ROAD RIDE) , 20 miles of Cheshire countryside, social pace
  • Thu 22, 7pm BIKE POLO TASTER AND PICNIC, Chorlton Park Tennis Courts, Manchester M21 7RL. BYO drinks and picnic for a polo introduction.
  • Fri 23rd, 7pm MANCHESTER MUSIC TOUR RIDE, Start Manchester Central Library, St Peters Square, Manchester. Tour of manc music locations + soundsystem with Manchester District Music Archive
  • Sat 24th 7pm CLOSING PARTY The Angel ,6 Angel St, Manchester M4 4BQ. Film screening, music and pub quiz
Fri 9th
World naked bike rideWorld Naked Bike Ride
‘Bare as you Dare’ M/cr City Ctr BIKE RIDE:
Meet All Saints Park, Cavendish St, M15 6BH. Ride sets off 19.00, finishes 20.00.
Sat 10th
Stockport Community Cycle ClubStockport Community Cycle Club:Crime Lake
Meet at Portland Basin, Ashton at 10am. This route includes a few hills early on as we climb towards Oldham but then a nice paved cycleway takes us round the town to Alexandra Park for coffee. Return is via Daisy Nook and canal to Ashton and the canal back home. Distance about 15 miles.
More details here.
Sun 11th
bike eventsBike events: M/cr to L’pool Organised Bike Ride
40 miles. Mostly off-road, scenic ride along TransPennine Trail (TPT) & M/cr Ship Canal, so Hybrid or MTB only. Start 9AM: Salford Watersports Ctr, S. Quays, M50 3SQ. Finish: Croxteth Hall Country Park, L12 0HB.
Sun 11th
cwChorlton Wanderers ride
Meet Chorlton Water Park car park (Maitland Road entrance, off Barlow Moor Road). Speed is gentle, around 10-12 mph. 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.
Wed 14th
South Manchester Off Road Cycling, Evening Ride
Meet Chorlton Green, Manchester, M21
Fri 16th-
Sun 18th
leroicaEroica Festival
Friden Grange, Newhaven,Nr. Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 0DY in the Peak District National Park.
Sat 17th
Stockport Community Cycle ClubStockport Community Cycle Club: Longford Park Afternoon ride
– Meet at North Reddish Park at 2pm. Ride along the Manchester Cycleway and quiet roads to Longford Park for coffee. Return via Chorlton Green. Distance about 10 miles. More details here.
Sun 18th ukce-west-coast-classicWest coast classic Sportive
Venue:Preston College,St Vincents Road,Fulwood, Preston PR2 8UR
Sun 18th
Stockport Community Cycle ClubStockport Community Cycle Club: Thelwall
Meet at Robin Hood, 125 Barton Road, Stretford M32 9AF at 10am. A 30 mile ride across flatter Cheshire to Thelwall. More details here.
Sun 18th
The Fifth British National Unicycling Road Race 2017
Horwich Public Hall BL6 7AQ
Wed 21st
Chorlton Bike Club : Reddish Vale
Meet by the lamppost in the centre of Chorlton green for 10-15 miles around the Fallowfield loop to Reddish Vale and Brinnington Woods, then a quick circuit the trails and back again, for fun and fitness. There will be one or two climbs on rough terrain to make you puff and pant and possibly push if you’re very unfit.
Thu 22nd
gmccGMCC Social Ride to Hearing park and the Woodthorpe
Meet Albert Square,Manchester
Sat 24th c2cCoast to Coast in a Day
Seascale to Whitby. A stunning 150 mile road ride from the mountainous Western Lake District, through the Yorkshire Dales, across the flat Vale of York and finally the Northern Valleys of the North York Moors, finishing by the sea in Whitby.
Sat 24th
Stockport Community Cycle ClubStockport Community Cycle Club:Halls Route
Meet at Ceracycloan, 1 Higher Hillgate Stockport SK1 3ER at 10am. Our regular route passing various Halls such as Bredbury, Offerton, Bruntwood and Abney with coffee at Bruntwood. Distance about 20 miles. More details here.
Fri 30th
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 30th
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.