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 June – Barton Airport – Meet at Sale Water Park at 10am. OUr regular trip through the tracks of Eccles and around to Barton Airport for coffee. A chance to watch the light aircraft using the airfield. Return through Irlam and Urmston. Distance about 17 miles. Leaders Gill and Jim
Saturday 29th June – Ceracycloan/SCCC Ride – see below. Leaders Andy Shaw and Des
Saturday 6th July – Diggle – Meet at small car park at the start of Huddersfield Road, Stalybridge at 10am. A slightly hillier ride up the canal to Standedge Tunnel with coffee alongside the canal. Distance about 16 miles. Leaders Gill and Des
Saturday 13th July –Ceracycloan/SCCC Ride – see below. Leaders John and Andy Sykes
Saturday 20th July – Pop Up Bikes – Meet at Cringle Park, Levenshulme at 10am. An urban ride around Manchester with coffee at this unusual bike shop under the Arches. Distance about 20 miles Leaders Andy Shaw and John
Saturday 27th July –Ceracycloan/SCCC Ride – see below. Leaders Graham, Gill and Jim
Saturday 27th July – Cheadle Afternoon Ride. – Meet at car park next to Cheadle Baths at 2pm for a new 10 mile circuit round the local area. Leaders Jim and John
Saturday 3rd August – Worsley – Meet at Robin Hood car park, Stretford at 10am. A ride including canals and trails to coffee at the Secret Garden cafe. Distance about 16 miles. Leaders Gill and Jim
Saturday 10th August – Ceracycloan/SCCC Ride – see below. Leaders JAndy Sykes, Andy Pennell and Sarah
Saturday 17th August – Biddulph Way. Meet at Gillow Heath car park – off A527 Congleton to Biddulph road. A new ride around some of the Potteries area with a little climbing. Distance about 18 miles. Leaders Tracey and Graham
Saturday 24th August – Poynton Afternoon Ride – Meet at Poynton Pool, Anglesey Drive at 2pm for a new 10 mile circuit round the Poynton area. Leaders Jim and John
Saturday 31st August – Ceracycloan/SCCC Ride – see below. LeadersvJohn and Graham
Saturday 31st August – Rivington – Meet at Rivington (Details in Newsletter ) at 10am. A shorter but hilly ride round Rivington Country Park, Includes part of MTB course. Distance about 12 miles . Leaders Andy Sykes and Andy Shaw
Saturday/Sunday 7th/8th September – Club Weekend. This year the Club Weekend is based at Keele University in Staffordshire. Cost £70 per person. Details and bookings available from Jim Court
Saturday 14th September – The Tour of Britain will be passing through Bramhall, Hazel Grove , Marple Ridge, Marple, Compstall and Werneth Low on its final stage. The Committee has decided there will be no official ride leaving members to make their own arrangements.
Saturday 21st September – Ceracycloan/SCCC Ride – see below. Leaders Jim, John and Tracey
Saturday 28th September – Tour de Stockport – Meet at Woodsmoor Rail Station at 10am. An urban ride around Stockport using back roads and trails. Distance about 18 miles . Leaders Andy Pennell and Sarah
Saturday 5th October – Ceracycloan/SCCC Ride – This ride is to be a Celebration Ride in connection with the Cycling UK Big Bike Revival.. Leaders Andy Sykes, Andy Shaw and Grham.
CERACYCLOAN/SCCC Easy Saturday Morning rides.
Running from March to October, Ceracycloan and SCCC will provide Saturday morning rides for novice riders, unfit riders and those who feel then normal distances are too long. Each Group will provide Leaders on alternate weeks except for Bank Holidays.
The rides will start at 10am with instruction on how to do a cycle check . This will be followed by a ride of about an hour (distance probably not more than 6 miles) in the local area. All rides will be at the pace of the slowest with experienced leaders. Cycles (including a small number of electric bikes) are available for loan (subject to depositing an item of security ). The morning will end with a cuppa and a chat – time to ask questions. The morning should end by noon.
In the event of inclement weather, a number of indoor activities will be available. These may include instruction on cycle maintenance or time to fettle your own machine.
Our programme shows only those rides led by our leaders.
Any changes and more precise details of start locations are sent out in the Weekly Newsletter.
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