Saturday rides provide easy rides of a little longer distance than the Wednesday evenings – suitable for members wishing to progress or for those who cannot make mid-week rides. Covering distances usually between 15 and 20 miles, many will use traffic free paths and canals etc. Most rides are suitable for mountain bikes, hybrids and road bikes with suitable tyres. Members with pure road bikes with “skinny” tyres may find some of the rides a little difficult.
Saturday 7th April – Sale Water Park afternoon ride – Meet at Houldsworth Mill, Houldsworth Street, Reddish at 2pm. This ride will go out along the Manchester Cycleway to Chorlton and on to the Sale Water Park . Distance about 12 miles. Mainly good paths. Leaders Jim and Gill.
Saturday 14th April – Barton Airport – Meet at Visitor Centre, Sale Water Park at 10am. A ride which mixes urban pathways and quiet roads to the cafe at Barton Airport where you may watch light aircraft in action. Leaders Gill and Sarah. Distance about 17 miles
Saturday 28th April – Wythenshawe Park – Meet at Grenville Street, Edgeley at the top of Hollywood Park at 10am. This is a new ride using urban paths and quiet roads around Stockport and onward to Wythenshawe Park for coffee. Some tracks. Distance about 16 miles Leaders Andy Shaw and Des.
Saturday 12th May – Club AGM and short ride.– A shortish AGM at tba then a short ride on towards Portland Basin for coffee. Return through Gorton and Reddish. Please give us your support and ideas. Distance about 15 miles. Leaders Jim and Andy Shaw
Saturday 19th May – Manchester Airport afternoon ride– Meet at the Airport Hotel (Premier Inn) next to Heald Green Rail Station at 2pm. A ride around the Airport Cycleway with possible coffee at the Airport Viewing Park. Distance about 10 miles. Leaders Jim and John
Saturday 26th May – Crime Lake.– Meet at Portland Basin, Ashton under Lyne at 10am. An interesting urban ride along the trail to Daisy Nook and then uphill to Oldham before joining the paved path which circles Oldham to Alexandra Park for coffee. We return via Crime Lake to Ashton. Distance about 15 miles. Leaders Jim and Des
Saturday 9th June – Pop Up Bikes.– A return of last year’s popular ride. Meet at Clare Road , next to Cringle Park, Levenshulme at 10am. This urban ride takes us on paths across Manchester to this unusual coffee stop under the railway arches. Distance about 17 miles. Leaders Andy Shaw and Vic
Saturday 16th June – Chorlton afternoon ride.– Meet at Houldsworth Mill, Houldsworth Street, Reddish at 2pm. A ride along the Manchester Cycleway to St Werburghs the on to coffee at the Post Box Cafe. Distance about 10 miles on good paths. Leaders Jim and John
Saturday 23rd June – Salt Line.– Meet at Wilmslow at 9.15 or Hassall Green at 10.15. A regular interesting rides around the Sandbach area and its small flashes (lakes). Coffee near Sandbach. Distance about 17 miles. Leaders – Jim and Vic
Any changes and more precise details of start locations are sent out in the Weekly Newsletter.
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