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 4th January – Irlam – Meet at Sale Water Park at 10am. Last year we explored this ride across Chat Moss to the unique station cafe at Irlam Station. Return through the lanes. Distance about 16 miles. Leaders Gill and Sarah.
Saturday 18th January – Lymm – Meet at the TPT car park at Atlantic Street, Broadheath at 10am. A ride through the lanes of this part of the world including a piece of the Transpennine Trail. Distance about 18 miles Leaders Gill and Graham
Saturday 25th January – Moravian Settlement Afternoon Ride– Meet at Houldsworth Mill, Reddish at 2pm. Gentle ride along the Manchester Cycleway to this peaceful settlement in urban Droylsden. Return via Debdale Park. Distance about 10 miles. Leaders Jim and John
Saturday 1st February. Annual Club Lunch – Our annual get together at Hyde Bank Farm, Romiley from 11.30am. Two Course lunch followed by the award of Trophies and mileage medals. The occasion finishes with a film of our 2019 adventures. Cost £15 – pre-booking required.
Saturday 15th February – Wythenshawe Park. – Meet at the top of Hollywood Park, Edgeley at 10am. An urban ride through the suburbs to Wythenshawe Park for coffee. before returning on more paths. Distance 16 miles Leaders Andy Shaw and Sarah.
Saturday 22nd February – Manchester Airport afternoon ride – Meet at Premier Lodge, Heald Green at 2pm – Our regular ride round the airport on virtually traffic-free paths. Distance about 10 miles – coffee at the Viewing Park .Leaders Jim and John
Saturday 29th February – Roman Lakes – Meet at Torkington Park, Hazel Grove at 10am Very much an off-road route, stony in places. This ride was virtually washed out last year so we hope for better weather. Coffee at Roman Lakes. Distance about 17 miles. Leaders Jim and Andy Pennell
Saturday 14th March – Cuerden Valley. – Meet at Whittle-le-Woods near Chorley at 10am. Our annual trip North on quiet paths through Cuerden Valley to Avenham Park, Preston for coffee. The return has a long hill before descending back to the start. Distance about 18 miles. Leaders Jim and Andy Sykes
Saturday 21st March – Bramhall Park afternoon ride. – Meet at Adswood Park at 2pm. A repeat of last year’s ride exploring the back roads and tracks of Bramhall possibly with a coffee stop . Distance 10 miles. Leaders Jim and John
Saturday 28th March – Wilmslow Circular – Meet at Premier Lodge, Heald Green at 10am. A tour round the lanes and tracks of Wilmslow with coffee at the Garden Centre. Distance about 16 miles. Leaders Andy Pennell and Graham
Any changes and more precise details of start locations are sent out in the Weekly Newsletter.
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