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 16th March – Roman Lakes – Meet at Torkington Park at 10am. 6 years since we did this one. Fairly short but hilly and quite a bit of off road. Through Marple and onto Roman Lakes for coffee. Afterwards, hills take us across to New MIlls and back. Distance about 16 miles. Leaders Jim and AndyShaw
Saturday 23rd March – Moravian Settlement Afternoon Ride – Meet at Houldsworth Mill at 2pm A ride along the Trail to the canal and a step back in time to visit the Moravian Settlement in Droylsden before returning along the Trail. Distance about 10 miles. Leaders Jim and John
Saturday 30th March – Cuerden Valley – Meet at Whittle-le-Woods at 10.30. Our regular ride to the borders of Preston. A ride of two halves with a fairly gentle ride through the Trail to Preston for coffee. Return trip then has a long climb (alternative will be available) before descending back to the start. Leaders And and Sarah Pennell
Saturday 13th April- Wilmslow Circular – Meet at Premier Inn, Heald Green – next to Heald Green Station at 10am. A return of the popular ride from last year. Tracks and lanes in and around Wilmslow on this ride. Distance about 18 miles. Leaders Andy and Sarah Pennell.
Saturday 20th April- Middlewood Way Afternoon ride – Meet at Nelson Pit Parking, Higher Poynton at 2pm. A straightforward ride out along the disused railway through Bollington to the Silk Road Bridge and return Distance 10 miles.. Leaders Jim and John
Saturday 27th April- Crime Lake – Meet at Portland Basin , Ahton under Lyne at 10am. A regular ride around the Northern roads. A steady climb then a sharp climb to the highest point descending steadily to coffee at Oldham. Return via Crime Lake and Daisy Nook.Distance about 16 miles. Leaders Jim and Tracey.
Saturday 4th May- Etherow Lake Afternoon ride – Meet at Woodley Precinct at 2pm. A new afternoon ride along the canal to Marple then down through Brabyns Park to Etherow for coffee. Return on slightly different route. Distance about 10 miles Leaders Jim and John.
Saturday 11th May- Annual General Meeting followed by ride to Portland Basin. – Annual General Meeting at Brinnington Leisure Centre at 10am. After the meeting we will have a shorter ride to Portland Basin for coffee.Distance about 12 miles Leaders Andy Shaw and Sarah.
Saturday 25th May – Halls Route – Meet outside Ceracycloan , Swallow Street, off Hillgate at 10am.. A regular ride around Stockport, taking in several old Halls along the way. Distance about 20 miles. Leaders John and Andy Sykes.
Saturday 1st June – Manchester Airport Afternoon Ride – Meet at Premier Inn, Heald Green at 2pm. Our regular route around the Airport with coffee at the Viewing Park. Distance about 10 miles. Leaders Jim and John
Saturday 8th June – Wythenshawe Park – Meet at Northgate Road, Hollywood Park, Stockport at 10am. A return of last year’s ride around the outskirts of Stockport to Wythenshawe Park for coffee. returning via Heald Green. Distance about 19 miles . Leaders Andy Shaw and John
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
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.
Any changes and more precise details of start locations are sent out in the Weekly Newsletter.
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