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 tyres with a reasonable tread – no racing wheels
Any changes and more precise details of start locations are sent out in the Weekly Newsletter.
FOLLOWING THE SUCCESS OF THE OPENING RIDES, WE ARE NOW GOING TO PROVIDE TWO RIDES EACH SATURDAY TRAVELLING ABOUT ONE HOUR APART. EACH RIDE WILL BE ABOUT 15 MILES BUT WITH NO COFFEE STOP ALTHOUGH WE WILL TAKE SHORT REST STOPS. THERE WILL BE A LIMIT OF 15 RIDERS ON EACH RIDE NORMAL RIDE FEES WILL APPLY.
EACH RIDE MUST BE PRE-BOOKED AND ANYONE WHO HAS NOT BOOKED WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE. RIDERS WILL BE ALLOCATED A PLACE AND GIVEN FULL DETAILS OF THE RIDE, WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO MANAGE ENTRIES TO GIVE AS MANY RIDERS AS POSSIBLE A CHANCE TO RIDE.
THERE WILL BE NO “ON THE DAY” RIDES AVAILABLE
BOOKINGS WILL OPEN AT 7AM ON THE PREVIOUS SUNDAY AND REMAIN OPEN UNTIL 7PM ON THE FRIDAY BEFORE THE RIDE OR WHEN THE ALLOCATION IS FULL . ANY BOOKINGS RECEIVED OUTSIDE THESE TIMES WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. BOOKING WILL BE BY SIMPLE E-MAIL TO JIMCOURT@NTLWORLD.COM INCLUDING HOME AND EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBERS FOR TRACK AND TRACE PURPOSES.
The provisional opening rides are as follows: These are subject to alteration or cancellation if Government Guidelines change. We would stress that the success of the re-introduction is very dependent on everyone playing their part and obeying instructions and guidelines. If we can do this, we should all have a safe and enjoyable ride. More precise details will be in the Weekly Newsletter.
Saturday 3rd July – Portland Basin from Woodley. Leave 10am This route will follow canals to Portland Basin and the Moravian Settlement before returning via Reddish Vale. Distance about 15 miles. Leaders: Jim Court, Neil Williams, Andy Shaw and Andy Pennell
Saturday 10th July – Tour of the Flashes – from Pennington Flash, near Leigh – Leave 10am. A mix of canal paths, cycle paths and quiet urban roads Leaders Andy Sykes, Des Hutton, Jim Court and Gill Heathcote
Saturday 17th July – Dunham Massey – from Chorlton Water Park – Leave 10am A mix of paths and quiet roads into Cheshire. Leaders – Gill Heathcote, Jim Court, Andy Sykes and John Houghton
Saturday 24th July – Woodbank Circular from Woodsmoor. Leave 10am – A new variation on a local ride which will take us around the town before returning via Woodbank Park. Leaders: Graham Hughes, Lesley Howard, Andy Shaw, JohnHoughton
Saturday 31st July – Vuelta a Stockport from Woodsmoor. Leave 10am – Another variation of a tour of Stockport . More details to follow. Leaders: Andy Pennell, Sarah Pennell, Neil Williams, Tracey Sheppard
Saturday 7th August – Tatton Park from Timperley – Leave 10am. A new route around Cheshire visiting Dunham Massey, Rostherne, Tatton Park and Lindow Common. Fairly flat ride of 16 miles. Leaders Andy Sykes, Tracey Sheppard, Neil Williams and John Houghton.
Saturday 14th August – Alderley Edge from Woodford – Leave 10am. A slightly hillier route with a steady climb to the shoulder of Alderley Edge before descending into Nther Alderley and onto flatter roads through Lindow End to Wilmslow and return, Distance about 17 miles. Leaders: Jim Court, Tracey Sheppard, Andy Pennell and John Houghton.
Saturday 21st August – Salford Quays from Chorlton Water Park – Leave 10am. A favourite destination from a new start. Flat ride of about 18 miles. A mix of quiet roads and tracks. Leaders: Gill Heathcote, Jim Court, Andy Shaw and Andy Sykes.
Saturday 28th August – Marple Canals from Rose Hill- Leave 10am. A new route taking in canal paths, tracks and minor roads on a tour of Marple. Some hills will be involved. Distance about 16 miles. Leaders: Andy Shaw, Lesley Howard, Andy Pennell and Des Hutton.
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