May 2017 Rides

Wed 3rd
Chorlton Bike Club, Evening Ride
Meet Chorlton Green, Manchester, M21. 15 miles around the trails in the Chorlton and the Mersey Bank area.
Sat 6th
Popup bikesPopup bikes Bicycle Jumble Sale
Arch 5, Corporation Street, Manchester M4 4DG
Sun 7th
Manchester Social CyclingManchester Social Cycling:Canal Ride round Manahester
Meet Chorlton Green Manchester M21. 21 mile off road ride.
Sun 7th velo29Velo29:Tour of the Peak Sportive
100,185 KM.Meet Bakewell
Sun 7th
Stockport Community Cycle ClubStockport Community Cycle Club: Eaton
Meet at Deanwater Hotel at 10am. A ride across rolling Cheshire to Eaton near Congleton for lunch. Further details here or email or phone Jim Court – 0161 487 2387.
Sat 13th
BreezeBritish Cycling Breeze :FALLOWFIELD LOOP Womens Ride
Starting from – National Cycling Centre, M11 4DQ. 10 miles. Mountain Bike, Hybrid (off road tyres)
Sun 14th
cwChorlton Wanderers ride
Meet Chorlton Water Park car park (Maitland Road entrance, off Barlow Moor Road). Speed is gentle, around 10-12 mph. Chelford 40 miles .
Wed 17th
Chorlton Off road Cycling, Evenning Rida
Meet Chorlton Green, Chorlton, Manchester M21 9HS. 10-15 miles around the trails in the Chorlton and the Mersey Bank area, for fun and fitness. 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. A couple of short, technical sections if you fancy them, riding over roots, under low hanging branches, up and down steep, narrow inclines, and some flights of steps you could ride down for a a thrill, but nothing too serious.
Thu 18th
gmccGMCC social ride to Fletcher Moss,Didsbury
meet Albert Square,city centre Manchester
Sat 20th
stockport community cycling clubStockport Community Cycle Club:Sale Water Park
afternoon ride Meet at North Reddish Park at 2pm. Ride along the Manchester Cycleway to Sale Water Park for coffee. Distance about 12 miles. Contact email or phone Jim Court – 0161 487 2387.
Sun 21st
The Big Bike Ride
Entry is £15 per rider. Sign up here. All three routes start and finish in the Ashton Leisure Park on Ashton Moss, so there are plenty of facilities for participants and their supporters. Suitable for confident and proficient cyclists, the 13 miler should take around an hour (plus stops) to complete. The 20 mile route continues up around Hartshead Pike, taking in some demanding terrain, and if on the day you feel you could complete this ride you can even decide then whether this harder and longer route is for you. Anyone under 16 must be accompanied by a participating adult, and full details of the route will be forwarded to you once registered.The 30 mile route is only suitable for experienced distance cyclists, and under 18s must be accompanied by a participating adult. With 2,000 feet of climbing this challenging course will certainly test your stamina and should take around three hours (plus stops) to complete
Sun 21st
Peak District Pioneer Cyclocross
69 miles.
Sun 21st Stockport Community Cycle ClubStockport Community Cycle Club:Southport longer ride
Another new and longer ride of about 50 miles. Further details here or email or phone Jim Court – 0161 487 2387.
Fri 26th-
Mon 29th
cycle touring festivalCycle Touring Festival
Waddow Hall, Clitheroe, Lancashire.
Fri 26th
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


Fri 26th
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 27th
stockport community cycling clubStockport Community Cycle Club:Chadkirk
Meet at Torkington Park, Torkington Road, Hazel Grove SK7 4RQ for a shorter but hilly ride round Bredbury and Woodley with coffee in Romiley. Distance about 15 miles. Click here for details or email or phone Jim Court – 0161 487 2387.
Sun 28th chorltontriathlonChorlton Triathlon
Chorlton Water Park