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 22nd September – Higher Poynton afternoon ride. – Meet at Hazel Grove Park and Ride at 2pm. 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. Leaders Jim and John.
Saturday 29th September – Irwell Valley – Meet at Elton Sailing Club near Bury. 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. Leaders Jim and Vic
Saturday 13th October -Two Viaducts Ride.– Meet at Prestwich at 10am A new ride to an area we rarely explore using canals and trails . Distance about 18 miles . Leaders Tracey and Andy Pennell
Saturday 20th October – Abney Park Afternoon Ride – Meet at bridge behind the Woolpack Inn (Pyramid) at 2pm. One of our regular trips past the Hall associated with Agatha Christie. Distance about 10 miles. Leaders Jim and John.
Saturday 27th October – Big Stockport ride in reverse – Meet at Ceracycloan, Swallow Street at 10am. This route traces a route devised for a public ride a few years ago but we do it in reverse making some of the climbs easier. The ride goes out to Hazel Grove returning trough Bredbury and Reddish Vale. Distance about 20 miles . Leaders Sarah and Graham.
Saturday 10th November- Red House Farm – Meet at Chorlton Water Park at 10am. A flattish ride out towards Dunham Massey using canals and trails. Distance 18 miles. Leaders Gill and Jim
Saturday 17th November – Mersey Valley afternoon ride – Meet at Houldsworth Mill, Reddish at 2pm. This ride replaces the original and now covers tracks and quiet roads around Heaton Mersey and Abney Park. Distance about 10 miles. Leaders Jim and John
Saturday 24th November – Lyme Park – Meet at Rose Hill Station at 10am. A shorter but hilly ride out along Middlewood Way to West Parkgate and a climb into Lyme Park for coffee. Another short climb out of the Park before a descent to Disley and the canal. Distance about 15 miles. Leaders Jim and Des
Saturday 8th December- Marple Ridge – Meet at Woodsmoor Station at 10am. A new ride taking in the local area. Out towards Chadkirk before climbing back over Marple Ridge to Lyme Park. Distance about 15 miles. Leaders Graham and Vic
Saturday 15th December – Manchester Airport afternoon ride. – Meet at Heald Green Hotel at 1pm. PLEASE NOTE EARLIER TIME as light is getting short. Our regular trip on the Airport Orbital Cycleway to the Viewing Park. Distance about 10 miles. Leaders Jim and John
Saturday 22nd December – CHRISTMAS – no ride.
Any changes and more precise details of start locations are sent out in the Weekly Newsletter.
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