Here are a few national and local links to which we will add to from time to time.


  • Bicycle Doctor
    A cycle shop run by a co-operative in Rusholme. They carry our rides on their website
  • Decathlon
    Good range of bikes with knowledgeable staff. They support our skill sessions.
  • Why Cycle?
    Impartial advice and information on buying bikes, sizes etc.
  • Woodsons Cycles
    Another of our supporters – good advice and bargain cycles. Club members have 10% discount here.

Clothes and Accessories

Cycling Blogs

  • Cycalogical
    Widespread blog
  • Cycleit2
    Perhaps the best place to get a flavour of, and keep up-to-date with, the most recent SCCC events. Re-live (nearly) all the rides and more via this photoblog run by two of our club members
  • Cycling Embassy
    Website aimed at the non-regular cyclist with an accompanying blog
  • Guardian cycling blogs
    Guardian newspaper comments on cycling matters
  • War on the motorist
    Not as attacking as it would appear

Local Cycling Organisations

National Cycling Organisations

  • British Cycling
    The foremost competitive cycling body in UK
  • British Schools Cycling Association
    Provides competition and award schemes for youngsters
  • CTC
    The premier non-competitive cycling organisation including cycle campaigning issues. A key benefit of joining the CTC is the free insurance it offers.
  • Sustrans
    Sustrans makes smarter travel choices possible, desirable and inevitable. A leading UK charity enabling people to travel by foot, bike or public transport for more of the journeys we make every day.

Routes and Mapping

  • Cycle Routes
    Offers information on routes within the National Cycle Network as well as the NCN itself and the people behind it. Includes information on the Manchester Cycleway/Fallowfield Loop Line and the Coast to Coast.
  • GM Cycle Route Planner
    Interactive route planner for cyclists in the Greater Manchester area. Include on and off road routes.
  • National Cycle Network
    The Network is made up of 12,600 miles of walking and cycling routes across the UK. This includes a mixture of quiet lanes, on-road routes and traffic-free paths that are often a great way to get to work, school, the shops or just for exercise and fun.
  • Trans Pennine Trail (TPT)
    Information on the long distance route from Southport to Hull passing through Stockport