September 2018 Rides

Sat 1st
10am – 4:30pm
tourdemancTour de Manc X-manc Cyclocross
Bowlee Park, North Manchester M24 4GS. Events for different age ranges. Register here
Sat 1st-Sun 2nd Adventure Cycling FestivalAdventure Cycling Festival
Brathay Hall, Ambleside, LA22 0HP.
Sun 2nd rapha Rapha:Manchester to London
Up to 300 riders will set off from the Manchester Velodrome at dawn. Riders on the short route will join them in the afternoon in rural Northamptonshire, with everyone arriving at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park velodrome in London throughout the evening. Book here.
Sun 2nd
9:30am- 1:30pm
Manchester Wheelers ClubManchester Wheelers:Club social ride
Meet Costa Coffee, 26 High St, Cheadle SK8 1AL.
Sun 2nd bike eventsBike Events : Manchester 100
100mile/100k ride. Starts: Wythenshawe Park, Manchester, the route heads first to Northwich, taking in Delamere Forest and Nantwich (the half way point) for lunch before heading back through Middlewich to the Finish.
Sun 9th cw125CW 125
Meet Oulton Park Circuit, Little Budworth, Tarporley, Cheshire. 40, 80 ,125 miles
Sun 9th
stockport community cycling clubStockport Community Cycle Club: Haigh Hall
Meet at Pennington Flash, Wigan. Extended version of the Saturday route heading along the canal to Haigh Hall and possibly Wigan Pier. Distance about 30 miles. More details here. Contact Jim Court 0161 487 2387
Sun 9th
cheshire cycling sportiveCheshire Cycling Sportive
Start,Finish: Knutsford Sports Club, Mereheath Ln, Knutsford, WA16 6SZ.

  • Le Route (65 miles). 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. The event includes similar roads as used on the 3rd stage of the Tour of Britain 2016 which finished in Tatton Park last year and across training roads used by the British Cycling Team.
  • Le Demi-Route (30 miles) . For 2018, we have a route, which gives cyclists an opportunity to ride some of the full sportive route. It cuts out the big climbs and cobbled sections but still covers some beautiful roads through Peover, Goostrey and Marthall. Approx ride time 1hr 30mins.

Book here.

Sun 9th bollingtonBollington Bikefest Sportive

  • 20km : More of a fun run, the 20 km (12 mile) Twenty is Plenty gives beginners and families a sense of the occasion of the event, sharing the Grimshaw Lane, Bollington start/finish with the road races.
  • The Bolly Bash : A gentler ride than the Grueller. The new route takes in some of the best of the rolling East Cheshire and North Staffordshire lanes. Same course as last year from which we had good reports from the riders.
  • The Grimshaw Grueller: More hills, more counties (Cheshire, Staffordshire and Derbyshire) than the Bolly Bash with over 7000 feet of climbing.

Start: Adelphi Mill, Grimshaw Lane, Bollington, nr Macclesfield. SK10 5JB.

Sun 9th
chorlton wanderersChorlton Wanderers Ride
Meet Chorlton Water park, Maitland rd, off Barlow Moor Rd, Chorlton Manchester M21. The Peovers, 55 miles, mainly roads. Details here
Fri 14th-Sun 16th dale houseWomens MTB Improvers Weekend
Dale House Barn, Dalehead Farm, Dalehead, Slaidburn, Nr. Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 4TS. Cost £225 per person.
Sun 15th
stockport community cycling clubStockport Community Cycle Club: Todmorden
Meet at Hollingworth Lake car park, Rakewood Road, Littleborough Rochdale OL15 0AQ. A ride along the canal to Todmorden for coffee. Some road then back on the canal with an option of an off-road section on the Pennine Bridleway onto the moor. Distance about 18 miles. More details here. Contact Jim Court 0161 487 2387
Sun 16th
cobbled classicWilier : Cheshire Cobbled Classic
An extremely tough sportive featuring twelve cobbled sectors, including five cobbled climbs that exceed 20% in gradient. Newly revised 120km (75-mile) route for 2018. Book here. Much of the course is located within the Peak District National Park, starting in the beautiful Lyme Park (National Trust). The route contains over 3000m of climbing, and the event builds to a climax with a rapid succession of cobbled climbs, including the iconic Swiss Hill, a 25% cobbled climb used by Team Sky to prepare specifically for the Tour of Flanders.
Sun 16th seashell trustSeashell Sportive
Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire. 50,75,100,170km routes.
Thu 20th
5.30pm for 6pm
GMCCGreater Manchester Cycle Campaign: Social ride
Leader Rob Raikes Meet Albert Square, City Centre, Manchester. Fletcher Moss, Didsbury via the Wilmslow Road corridor.
Sat 22nd
sustainable Living in the HeatonsSustainable Living in the Heatons:Ride to Wythenshave
Meet : Moor Top pub car park Heaton Moor. Distance: 12 miles flat.
Sat 22nd
lady pedal manchesterLady Pedal Festival
Alexandra park, 180 Russell Street,Manchester M16 7JL. All are welcome for a jam packed day with everything to bling your bike for the kids to live music and poetry workshops for the adults. This is a day for inspiring women to get back on the bike and ride and for everyone to come to support that too. More details to follow
Sat 22nd
stockport community cycling clubStockport Community Cycle Club: Higher Poynton afternoon ride
Meet at Hazel Grove Park and Ride,Buxton Road, Hazel Grove,Stockport SK7 6AF. A ride around Poynton and up to Higher Poynton to join the canal and coffee at Higher Poynton. The return will be through Norbury Hollow and Middlewood crossing. Distance about 10 miles. More details here. Contact Jim Court 0161 487 2387
Sat 22nd 10.30pm BreezeBreeze Womens Ride:STAMFORD PARK, ASHTON
20 miles. Meet Velodrome Manchester M11 4DQ. Register here.
Sat 22nd
bury clarionBury Clarion Womens Night Ride
30/60 miles. Book here.
Sun 23rd
stockport community cycling clubStockport Community Cycle Club: Swettenham
Meet at Deanwater layby,    Wilmslow Road, Woodford, Cheshire. SK7 1RJ. Rolling Cheshire ride out past Joddrell Bank to Swettenham for lunch. Distance about 30 miles. More details here. Contact Jim Court 0161 487 2387
Wed 26th
british cyclingBritish Cycling/Lets Ride:Escape the City
Meet Manchester Velodrome. 27 miles. Register here.
Fri 28th
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


Fri 28th
criticalmassCritical Mass
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 organisation 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 29th
stockport community cycling clubStockport Community Cycle Club: Irwell Valley
Meet at Elton Sailing Club, High Bank, Bury, BL8 2BR. A ride of mixed surfaces around Bury to Heaton Park for coffee. We then pass through the Irwell Valley Sculpture Trail and back on the disused canal. Distance about 18 miles More details here. Contact Jim Court 0161 487 2387