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 8th July – Longdendale – Meet at Marple Station at 09.15 am to drive to Longdendale or meet at car park on Platt Street, Hadfield at 10am. A fairly hilly ride of 15 miles using Longdendale Trail and reservoir paths. Leaders Andy Sykes and Sarah
Saturday 22nd July – Todmorden – Meet at Hollingworth Lake (parking charge) at 10am. A ride out along the canal to Todmorden for coffee. A long steady climb back to the summit before returning on the canal. An optional extension on the Pennine Cycleway onto the moors. Distance about 18 miles. Leaders Jim and Andy Pennell.
Saturday 29th July – Manchester Airport Afternoon Ride. Meet at Heald Green Hotel next to Heald Green Station at 2pm. Easy ride of about 10 miles along the Airport Orbital Cycleway to The Visitor Centre for coffee. Leaders John and Sarah
Saturday 5th August – Moravian Settlement – Meet at Houldsworth Mill, Houldsworth Street, Reddish at 10am. A ride along Manchester Cycleway and canal to see the Village then on to Velodrome for coffee. Distance about 15 miles. Leaders Graham and Andy Shaw.
Saturday 12th August – Sale Water Park Afternoon Ride – Meet at North Reddish Park at 2pm. Gentle ride along the Manchester Cycleway to Sale Water Park for a coffee. Distance about 12 miles. Leaders John and Sarah
Saturday 19th August – Mow Cop – Meet at Congleton Park at 10am A short ride with a big hill. After a steady climb from Congleton the ride follows the valley before a big road climb to the summit of Mow Cop. A fast descent back to Congleton Garden Centre for coffee. Distance about 13 miles. Leaders Neil and John
Saturday 2nd September – Salford Quays Meet at Chorlton Water Park at 10am. 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. Leaders Gill and John
Saturday/Sunday 9th and 10th September – Club Weekend at Leicester University. Pre-booking Essential
Saturday 16th September – 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. Leaders Gill and Jim
Saturday 23rd September – 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. Leaders Jim and John
Saturday 30th September- 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. Leaders Andy Pennell and Sarah.
Any changes and more precise details of start locations are sent out in the Weekly Newsletter.
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