September 2017 Rides

Sat 2nd
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Sat 2nd 10am stockport community cycle club Stockport Community Cycle Club: Salford Quays
Meet at Chorlton Water Park,maitland rd, off barlow moor Rd, chorlton.
A regular ride along the canal to Salford Quays and then an interesting tour of the area. Coffee at Salford Quays. Distance about 15 miles. Email/register:
Sun 3rd
british cyclingBritish Cycling:Fallowfield loop line
16 miles. Start National Cycling Centre, Stewart 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.
Sun 3rd
Manchester Bike Tours: Rochdale Canal
Cycling slowly along this former industrial waterway spotting former textile mills, some football history and maybe even wildlife. Booking required here . £12 Meet Kate Dibble & Emma Fox outside Roche Bobois Showroom, Redhill Street M4 5AG.
Sun 3rd ukce-fellbeastFull Beast Sportive
Venue:Carlisle Racecourse,Durdar Road, Carlisle Cumbria CA2 4TS
Sun 3rd bollington bikefestBollington Bikefest
20,76,116km. Venue: Adelphi Mill, Grimshaw Lane, Bollington, Cheshire, SK10 5JB
Sat 9th Bikeright Ride leader Training
Bikeright! HQ, 877 Ashton Old Road,Manchester M11 2NA
Sun 10th
cwChorlton Wanderers ride
Meet Chorlton Water Park car park (Maitland Road entrance, off Barlow Moor Road). Speed is gentle, around 10-12 mph. Destination Swettenham,45 miles.
Sun 10th

Cheshire Cycling SportiveCheshire Sportive

Start / Finish Knutsford Squash Club – Mereheath Ln, Knutsford, WA16 6SZ. Cycle through Cheshire’s most prestigious towns and villages Knutsford, Mobberley, Alderley Edge, Prestbury, Bollington and Pott Shrigley. The spectacular route passes Windgather Rocks, the beautiful Goyt Valley, Cat and Fiddle, Blaze, Swiss and Wizard hill totalling 5500ft of ascent over 65 miles over training roads used by the British Cycling Team.

Sun 10th
british cyclingBritish Cycling:the-charisma-of-cheshire
40 miles.Start:Wythenshawe Park, main entrance car park,Wythenshawe Road,Wythenshwe M23 0AB. Route: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 Life, where you can stop for some refreshments!
Sun 10th
Sustainable Living in the Heatons:Moravian Settlement & Portland Basin Museum
On the Sunday of Heritage weekend, this combines 2 of our previous popular destinations that are close together. Going on well surfaced paths and the Ashton canal towpath, step back in time to the Moravian Settlement at Fairfield. Then on via the canal to the Portland Basin Museum in the 1834 warehouse at its junction with the Peak Forest canal. Cafés at both locations. Meet at the Orchard, Meadows Rd /Nelstrop Rd, Heaton Chapel SK4 5LX. Distance: 15 miles flat. Finish time: around 4pm.
Sun 10th CWSS-125Cycling Weekly 125 Sportive
Cheshire. Venue:Oulton Park Circuit,Little Budworth,Tarporley,Cheshire CW6 9BW Registration Opens 7:10am
Sun 10th
Cycle Trek Oldham
Start: Civic Centre,Rochdale Rd, Oldham (opposite Oldham College) OL9 6AA. Register 10 miles.
Sat 16th
lady pedal manchesterLady Pedal Festival
Alexandra Park, Princess Parkway, Manchester M16 7AD.
Sat 16th 10am stockport community cycle club Stockport Community Cycle Club: Manchester Velodrome
Meet at Sale Water Park at 10am. Another regular ride with a different start point. Heading out on the canal to central Manchester and then onto the Velodrome for coffee. Return ride is along the Manchester Cycleway. Distance about 20 miles. Email/register: Jim Court
Sun 17th seashell trustSeashell trust sportive
70 100 km. Seashell Trust, Stanley Road, Cheadle Hulme, SK8 6RQ
Thu 21st
gmccGmcc social ride to Clifton country Park
Meet from 5.30pm in Albert Square, Manchester city centre, for a 6pm departure.No need to join or sign up, just turn up and ride. We ride at a gentle pace with a ride leader and back marker. The rides are organised by our social secretary Rob Raikes.
Sat 23rd 2pm stockport community cycle club Stockport Community Cycle Club: Middlewood Way Afternoon ride
Meet at Higher Poynton Station (Nelson Pit) at 2pm. An out and back ride along the Middlewood Way to the outskirts of Macclesfield. Distance about 10 miles. Email/register:
Sat 23rd 10am british cyclingBritish Cycling:exploring South Manchester
Start Wythenshawe Park, Manchester M23 1BW. 18 miles. River mersey and Fallowfield Loop.
Sat 23rd 10.30am BreezeBreeze womens ride:Daisy Nook and the Fallowfield Loop
Start: Outside the Evans Cycles store at the rear of the Manchester velodrome., M11 4DQ. the route will take us through Clayton Vale and along the disused Hollinwood Branch Canal to Daisy Nook Country Park. Following the canal we’ll pass by Crime Lake – watch out for Bob the Burglar! – and pass through the pretty village of Woodhouses, before coming through Clayton Vale again on our way back to the NCC.
Sun 24th stockport community cycle clubStockport Community Cycle Club:Lower Withington
Across the Cheshire roads to Lower Withington for lunch. Email/register:Jim Court
Sun 24th RTPI Sportive

The 96km (60 mile) route meanders around the town and villages of Cheshire including a quick glimpse into the Golden Triangle with a stint through Alderley Edge, whilst the shorter 56km (35 mile) route allows a close look at Knutsford and Tatton Park. Registration 9am with first ride at 9.30 am. Venue:Booths Park, Chelford Rd, Knutsford, WA16 8QZ. Organiser:Bev Watson 07894 050943 Book here.
Sun 24th 8am Tour de Bolton Sportive
Smithills School,Dean Road,Bolton,BL1 6JS. Le Petit Cours (35 miles), Le Grande Cours (60 miles)
Fri 29th 8am 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

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Fri 29th 6pm

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 30th mencapMencap Pedal to the Pier 2017
50km Manchester-Preston. 100km Manchester-Blackpool ride. £30.
Sat 30th 10am stockport community cycle club Stockport Community Cycle Club: Macclesfield Circular
Meet at Riverside Park, Macclesfield 10am. A new route taking us around the paths tracks and roads of Macclesfield. Distance about 15 miles. Email/register:Jim Court