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 5th January- Irlam – Meet at Sale Water Park at 10am. A new ride which will take us via trails to the West of Manchester and over Chat Moss to the Station cafe at Irlam which has interesting features. Flat ride of about 16 miles. Leaders Gill and Jim
Saturday 19th January – Club Lunch – Annual Lunch and Prize Presentation as well as a film of our exploits for the last year. Held at Hyde Bank Farm, Romiley at 11.30. Pre-booking at a cost of £14 is essential. Details from Jim.
Saturday 26th January -Moody Cow Afternoon Ride – Meet at Cheadle Baths at 2pm. A repeat of last year’ ride across Bramhall and Handforth to the Moody Cow at Heald Green for coffee. Return via Bruntwood Park. . Distance a shortish 10 miles. . Leaders Jim and John
Saturday 2nd February – Chorlton – Meet at Cheadle Baths at 10am. A repeat of another new ride from last year across lanes and paths with some cycle lanes. Distance about 16 miles. Leaders Neil and Des
Saturday 16th February – Lymm– Meet at the end of Atlantic Street, Broadheath at 10am. Another regular ride using lanes and the Transpennine Trail to Lymm for coffee. Leaders Gill and Andy Sykes.
Saturday 23rd February – Ladybrook Valley Afternoon Ride – Meet at Adswood Park at 2pm. A revised route from last year including a ride along the Ladybook Valley Trail and parts of Adswood and Stockport. Distance about 10 miles . Leaders Jim and John
Saturday 2nd March – Macclesfield Circular – Meet at Riverside Park, Macclesfield at 10am. This ride was new last year and covers lanes and tracks around the Macclesfield area. Distance about 17 miles . Leaders Andy Pennell and Sarah
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 Vic
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
Any changes and more precise details of start locations are sent out in the Weekly Newsletter.
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