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 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 at 10am. A new route taking us around the paths tracks and roads of Macclesfield. Distance about 15 miles. Leaders Andy Pennell and Sarah.
Saturday 14th October- Red House Farm – Dunham Massey – Meet at Chorlton Water Park at 10am. A ride incorporating canal paths and off road trails with some lanes to Dunham Massey – Flat ride of 18 miles. Leaders Gill and Andy Shaw
Saturday 21st October – Abney Park Afternoon Ride – Meet at Pyramid at 2pm. A steady 10 mile ride along the river and round Abney Park with some quiet estate roads.Leaders Jim and John.
Saturday 28th October – Cotebrook – Meet at Winsford Marina at 10am A re-run of the abortive trip last year cancelled in the snow. Long drive to the start but then a pleasant mixed canal and road ride to the Shire Horse Centre for coffee. Distance about 18 miles. Leaders Sarah and Andy Pennell,
Saturday 11th November – Tour de Stockport – Meet at Woodsmoor Rail Station at 10am. An interesting tour of the back lanes and tracks around Stockport with coffee at Tandem Coffee House. Leaders Andy Pennell and John.
Saturday 18th November – Longford Park Afternoon ride. – Meet at Houldsworth Mill, Reddish at 2pm. A ride along the Manchester Cycleway to Chorlton then estate roads to the Park. Return via Chorlton Green and Chorlton Park to Cycleway. Flat ride of about 12 miles. Leaders Jim and John.
Saturday 25th November – Poynton Circular – Meet at Woodsmoor Rail Station at 10am. A 15 mile tour of the local lanes and tracks to Poynton for coffee. Some slight climbs. Leaders Sarah and Graham
Saturday 9th December – Wythenshawe Park – Meet at Grenville Road, Edgeley (Hollywood Park) at 10am. A new route devised by Andy to explore the lanes and tracks between Stockport and Wythenshawe. Coffee at Wythenshawe Park. Distance about 19 miles. Leaders Andy Shaw and Jim
Saturday 16th December – Manchester Airport afternoon ride – Meet at Heald Green Hotel ( next to Heald Green Station) at 2pm . Our regular trip round the Airport with coffee at the Airport. Distance about 10 miles. Leaders Jim and John
Saturday 23rd December – NO RIDE – Christmas Break – Have a good Christmas.
Any changes and more precise details of start locations are sent out in the Weekly Newsletter.
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