October 2017 Rides

Sun 1st
9:30am – 1:30pm
Manchester Wheelers ClubManchester Wheelers:Club social ride
Meet Costa Coffee, 26 High St, Cheadle SK8 1AL.
Sun 1st siFalling Leaves Sportive
100 Miles, 65 Miles:£25. Starts:Poynton Leisure Centre, Yew Tree Lane, Poynton SK12 1PU
Sun 1st
8.30am
Evans/Rideit sportive
Meet Evans Cycles,Chill Factore,Trafford Way,Trafford Quays,Manchester M41 7JA. 31 miles / 50km / 880 ft climbing). Adults: £10. Children:Free.
Sun 1st
10am
british cyclingBritish Cycling:Trafford Trans Pennine Trail a to Lymm
28-mile-bike-ride. Starts:Sale Water Park, M33 2LX. Book here. Trans Pennine Trail along the Mersey Valley, through Dainewell Woods, and across the eastern end of the Cheshire Plain to the charming village of Lymm. It returns on road through quiet rural lanes, skirting Dunham Park, before a short urban stretch through Sale. It concludes along the Connect 2 route, the Bridgewater Way. Surfaces vary from tarmac, through compacted shale to sand, so bikes with wide tyres are a sensible choice. Book here.
Sun 1st
10am
british cyclingBritish Cycling:Fallowfield Loop Line
16 Miles. Meet National Cycling Centre, stuart street, manchester M11 4DQ. This 16 mile out-and-back ride showcases the traffic-free Manchester Cycleway (AKA The Fallowfield Loop Line). Being a former railway line, the route is flat and well surfaced, and only deviates onto the road for a short 200 metre stretch. Chorlton Park at the midway point of the route provides an ideal stopping point for some food and drink. Book here.
Sun 1st
10.15am-4pm
sustainable Living in the HeatonsSustainable Living in the Heatons:The Whitworth & the Manchester Museum.
Meet: In the car park at the back of the Moor Top pub 172 Heaton Moor Road, Stockport. SK4 4DU. We’ll drop down to Green Pastures then follow the Trans Pennine Trail to Didsbury, to join the recently completed cycleway through Withington, Fallowfield and Rusholme, on this 10 mile ride, passing the Whitworth Art Gallery in the University of Manchester. Then on to the Manchester Museum a short distance further along Oxford Road. We’ll return using different quiet roads and off-road routes. Distance: 12 miles flat.
Sat 7th
11am-4pm
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Arch 5,Corporation Street,Manchester M4 4DG.
Sat 7th-
Sun 8th
British Heart FoundationManchester-Blackpool Night ride
Start Trafford Centre and take on a 52 mile Lancashire route, heading for the glow of the Blackpool sea front. Entry £35
Sun 8th
12noon for 1pm depart
tweed rideManchester Tweed Ride
Starts Angel Pub,Angel Street,Manchester M4 4BQ. Dress:Vintage. Visiting Coffee Cranks,Alexandra Park, Demesne Road, Whalley range, Manchester M16 8PJ and then back to the Food & Drink festival in Manchester Albert Square.
Sun 8th
10am
stockport community cycling clubStockport Community Cycle Club: Over the Hills to Buxton (Hilly Ride)
Meet at High Lane Village Hall at 10am, Whilst this is a shorter “longer ride”, it will have many big hills. Heading out via Rainow and Windgather the ride goes along the Goyt Valley to the Cat and Fiddle road before descending into Buxton for lunch. Distance about 28 miles. Contact Jim Court info@sccc.co.uk 0161 487 2387
Sun 8th Oulton Park Dualthlon
Oulton Park Motor Racing Circuit, Little Budworth, Tarporley, Cheshire CW6 9BW. Cycle Distance:38.8km. Run Distance Lap 1 8.6km Std 4.3km Sprint; Lap 2 4.3km Std 4.3km Sprint
Sun 8th
10am
british cyclingBritish Cycling:Pennine Escape
Meet National Cycling Centre, outside the main front entrance, 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. Book here.
Sun 8th
10am
cwChorlton Wanderers ride: Alderley Edge
Meet Chorlton Water Park car park (Maitland Road entrance, off Barlow Moor Road). Speed is gentle, around 10-12 mph. Alderley Edge – Roads – 40 miles. Lunch at Drum & Monkey.
Sat 14th
9.30am
british cyclingBritish Cycling:Stockport-Follow The Old Brick Road
23-miles. a wonderful (but tough) ride over one of the Peak District’s iconic climbs. Book here. Start: Hazel Grove Park and Ride, Macclesfield Road, Stockport SK7 6AF.
Sun 15th
10am
british cyclingBritish Cycling:Cheshire Ring
Meet National Cycling Centre, outside the main front entrance, M11 4DQ. Book here. Trans Pennine Trail (TPT) and Fallowfield Loop, to explore the area around the east of Manchester.
Sat 14th
10am
stockport community cycling clubStockport Community Cycle Club: Red House Farm – Dunham Massey
Meet at Chorlton Water Park. A ride incorporating canal paths and off road trails with some lanes to Dunham Massey – Flat ride of 18 miles. Contact Jim Court info@sccc.co.uk 0161 487 2387
Sun 15th siThe Matlock Top Ten Sportive
Tackle the iconic road biking hill climbs in the Matlock/Derwent Valley area. The Matlock Top 10 celebrates the richness of the areas steep 20% plus gradient hill climbs with a route that ascends 10 of them in just 60km/37 miles. That’s 1750m of ascent or 5742ft in old money. For those looking for a slightly less extreme challenge then the Matlock Top 4 is possibly for you – 33km/20miles based around the same route as the Top 10 but climbing just 4 of the 10 climbs with a ‘mere’ 800m of climbing.
Sun 15th
8am
adx-lakeland-monsterLakeland Monster Miles Adventure
Venue:Fitz Park, Keswick,Cumbria CA12 4HS. Route: Massif – 64 Miles, Elev. Gain: 5193 ft., Mini Massif – 49 Miles, Elev. Gain: 4107 ft.
Sun 15th
10am-3pm
Ezy Rider
Start Chorlton Park. £10 includes food/drink
Thu 19th
5.30pm
for 6pm
GMCCGreater Manchester Cycling Campaign:Social ride to Mersey Valley/Chorlton-cum-Hardy
Meet Albert Square,Manchester. Contact Rob Raikes – raikes@gmail.com
Sat 21st
2pm
stockport community cycling clubStockport Community Cycle Club: Abney Park Afternoon Ride
Meet at Pyramid, Stockport at 2pm. A steady 10 mile ride along the river and round Abney Park with some quiet estate roads. Contact Jim Court info@sccc.co.uk 0161 487 2387
Sun 22nd
10am
stockport community cycling clubStockport Community Cycle Club: Henbury
Meet at Torkington Park, Hazel Grove SK7 4RQ at 10am. A ride across Cheshire with some hills to Henbury for lunch. Distance about 30 miles. Contact Jim Court info@sccc.co.uk or 0161 487 2387
Sun 22nd siJodrell Bank Autumn Sportive
For experienced club cyclists 80 miles and 50 miles. The routes are relatively flat with just a few small inclines to make things interesting.
Sun 22nd 10am british cyclingBritish Cycling:Cheshire Ring
16 miles.Start:Wythenshawe Park, M23 0AB. The route starts at Wythneshaw Park and quickly meanders through the suburban setting before opening up onto the quiet country lanes through Ashely. The trees overhang as you cycle to Tatton Park and take advantage of the cycle route through the gorgeous park itself. Great views of the scenery and wildlife, deer can be spotted enjoying the sanctuary, before exiting south of the park and cycle east. The roads meander, slinking their way through quaint settlements until you reach the truly picturesque village of Great Budworth. From Great Budworth it’s a short cycle through Comberbach before the Anderton Boat Lift, where you can stop for some refreshments! Book here.
Fri 27th
8am
Bike Fridaybike friday
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: graeme@manchesterfoe.org.uk.

Fri 27th
6pm
Haloween 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 28th
10.30am
BreezeBreeze Womens Ride:Daisy Nook &the Fallowfield Loop
Starts:Outside the Evans Cycles store at the rear of the Manchester velodrome. M11 4DQ. 20 miles. Book here.
Sat 28th
10am
stockport community cycling clubStockport Community Cycle Club: Cotebrook
Meet at Winsford Marina. Long drive to the start but then a pleasant mixed canal and road ride to the Shire Horse Centre for coffee. Distance about 18 miles. Contact Jim Court info@sccc.co.uk 0161 487 2387
Sat 28th
10.30am
Manchester Social CyclingManchester Social Cycling: Canal path/ Off Road ride around Manchester
Start:Chorlton Green outside the Horse & Jockey Pub, M21 9HS. A leisurely 21 mile circular off road loop around Manchester. Most suited to Hybrid/MTB, but easily capable of being done on a road bike as the paths are of good quality.
Sat 28th
11am
lady pedal manchesterLady Pedal Monthly ride
Meet Coffee Cranks, Alexandra Park, Demesne Road, Whalley range, Manchester M16 8PJ – click here for map. We are planning to ride along the Mersey Valley and Stockport Way all the way to Tandem Coffee House in Stockport, SK1 1JQ. We’ll then take you back to Alex Park for about 3pm. The ride will be about 7miles each way and the pace will be leisurely. We want to encourage women who don’t usually feel confident cycling long-ish distances to join in and we will make sure everyone feels included. If you want any information or feel a bit worried about any part of the ride please just get in touch so we can arrange something to accommodate you. All genders and abilities welcomed!
Sun 29th
9.15am
Polocini:The Winter Warmer Sportive
£25.00. 62miles/100km. Starts:Bramhall.
Sun 29th
10am
british cyclingBritish Cycling:Pennine Escape
Meet National Cycling Centre, outside the main front entrance, M11 4DQ. Book 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.
Sun 29th
9.45am
Manchester Social CyclingManchester Social Cycling:Oldies & Slowies
To: Lower Withington via Poynton and Broken Cross. Back via Alderley Edge and Wilmslow. Coffee stop at Jodrell. Meet : Top of Beech Avenue, Gatley SK8 4LT where it joins the cycle path. Expect to take about 5 hours including coffee stop. Distance 40 miles. Book here.
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