Saturday Rides

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 21st SeptemberBig Bike Revival Celebration Event -/SCCC Ride – see below. Celebration ride for the past rides  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 OctoberBig Bike Revival Celebration event -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 Graham.

Saturday 12th October – Red House Farm – Meet at Chorlton Water Park at 10am.  Our regular trip across Cheshire to a popular coffee stop.. Distance about 18 miles. Leaders Gill and Des

Saturday 19th October – Ceracycloan/SCCC Ride – see below. Celebration ride for the past rides  Leaders Andy Shaw, Des and Jim

Saturday 19th October – Bramhall Park Afternoon Ride – Meet at Adswood Park at 2pm .  An easy ride of 10 miles to see the cycle improvements at Bramhall Park.. Leaders Jim and John

Saturday 26th October – Irwell Valley – Meet at Elton Sailing Club near Bury at 10am  A ride of roads and some tracks (some a little rough) to Heaton Park for coffee and return via the Irwell Valley Trail. Distance about 18 miles. Leaders Andy Pennell and Sarah

Saturday 9th November – Two Viaducts – Meet at Pendlebury at 10am.  A repeat of last year’s ride over some new tracks to the edge of Bolton returning to Clifton Country Park for coffee.  Distance about 20 miles. Leaders Tracey and Graham

Saturday 16th November – Middlewood Way Afternoon Ride – Meet at Higher Poynton Station at 2pm  An easy out and back ride along the old railway to the edge of Macclesfield. Distance about 10 miles.  Leaders Jim and John

Saturday 23rd November  – Crime Lake. – Meet at Portland Basin, Ashton under Lyne at 10am. A repeat of the cancelled ride earlier in the year. One big climb but otherwise a steady ride to Oldham for coffee. Return through Daisy Nook Country Park. Distance about 18 miles. Leaders Jim and Andy Pennell

Saturday 7th December – Big Stockport Ride – Meet at Ceracycloan, Swallow Street, off Hillgate at 10am. This ride was devised a few years ago as a public ride and travels round much of Stockport on its 20 mile trip. Leaders Andy Pennell and Andy Sykes

Saturday 14th December – Heald Green Afternoon Ride – Meet at Cheadle Baths at 2pm  A trip exploring Handforth and Heald Green on a 10 mile journey. Possible stop at the Moody Cow. Leaders Jim and John

Saturday 21st December – Festive Ride. – Details to be announced. A short ride to celebrate Christmas. Please dress up in Fancy Dress and decorate your bike. A bit of fun.  Leaders Andy Shaw and Andy Pennell


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.

There will be Celebration Events on 21st September and 5th October.

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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* Walton Hall Longer RideWalton Hall Longer Ride

Time: 9:30 am
Posted by: Jim Court

Meet at Transpennine Trail car park, Atlantic Street, Broadheath at 9.30am. A 40 mile ride on fairly flat roads to the edge of Warrington.

* Two Viaducts RideTwo Viaducts Ride

Time: 10:00 am
Posted by: Jim Court

Meet at Pendlebury at 1000. Flattish 20 mile ride over northern paths and canals

* Middlewood Way - Easy rideMiddlewood Way - Easy ride

Time: 2:00 pm
Posted by: Jim Court

Meet at Higher Poynton Station at 1400 Shorter Easy ride of about 10 miles on disused railway Families welcome.

* CranageCranage

Time: 10:00 am
Posted by: Jim Court

Meet at car park next to Wilmslow Leisure Centre at 1000. 30 mile road ride through Cheshire countryside. Lunch at Goostrey or Cranage.

* Crime LakeCrime Lake

Time: 10:00 am
Posted by: Jim Court

Meet at Portland Basin Museum, Ashton under Lyne at 1000. A mixed ride of paths (mostly well-surfaced) , canal and roads around Ashton and Oldham. Coffee at Oldham. Distance about 16 miles

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