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 tyres with a reasonable tread – no racing wheels
Any changes and more precise details of start locations are sent out in the Weekly Newsletter.
FOLLOWING THE SUCCESS OF THE OPENING RIDES, WE ARE NOW GOING TO PROVIDE TWO RIDES EACH SATURDAY TRAVELLING ABOUT ONE HOUR APART. EACH RIDE WILL BE ABOUT 15 MILES BUT WITH NO COFFEE STOP ALTHOUGH WE WILL TAKE SHORT REST STOPS. THERE WILL BE A LIMIT OF 15 RIDERS ON EACH RIDE NORMAL RIDE FEES WILL APPLY.
EACH RIDE MUST BE PRE-BOOKED AND ANYONE WHO HAS NOT BOOKED WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE. RIDERS WILL BE ALLOCATED A PLACE AND GIVEN FULL DETAILS OF THE RIDE, WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO MANAGE ENTRIES TO GIVE AS MANY RIDERS AS POSSIBLE A CHANCE TO RIDE.
THERE WILL BE NO “ON THE DAY” RIDES AVAILABLE
BOOKINGS WILL OPEN AT 7AM ON THE PREVIOUS SUNDAY AND REMAIN OPEN UNTIL 7PM ON THE THURSDAY BEFORE THE RIDE OR WHEN THE ALLOCATION IS FULL . ANY BOOKINGS RECEIVED OUTSIDE THESE TIMES WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. BOOKING WILL BE BY SIMPLE E-MAIL TO JIMCOURT@NTLWORLD.COM INCLUDING HOME AND EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBERS FOR TRACK AND TRACE PURPOSES.
The provisional opening rides are as follows: These are subject to alteration or cancellation if Government Guidelines change. We would stress that the success of the re-introduction is very dependent on everyone playing their part and obeying instructions and guidelines. If we can do this, we should all have a safe and enjoyable ride. More precise details will be in the Weekly Newsletter.
Saturday 8th January 2022 – Stanley Green – from Woodsmoor. Leave 10am and 11am – A combination of roads and easy tracks heading towards Cheadle before looping back to Stanley Green . We then head into Poynton and a steady climb before descending through Middlewood and Hazel Grove. Distance about 19 miles. Leaders: Graham Hughes Lesley Howard, Andy Shaw , and Tracey Sheppard..
Saturday 15th January – Annual Club Lunch – at Hyde Bank Farm, Romiley . This is a pre-booked event – tickets £10. Please contact Jim COurt.
Saturday 22nd January – Denton – from Vernon Park Leave 10am and 11am -A mixed ride of trails and roads skirting Reddish Vale and heading to lesser used roads around Denton. One or two river valleys with hills. Distance about 15 miles . Leaders: Jim Court, Neil Williams, Andy Pennell and Sarah Pennell.
Saturday 29th January – Knutsford from Timperley Leave 10am and 11am -A typical Cheshire ride through lanes to Knutsford. Full details to be finalised. Leaders : Gill Heathcote, Andy Sykes John Houghton Des Hutton.
Please note: In the event of ice, rides may be cancelled. A decision will be made on the Friday and announced by a email to those who have booked on the ride. Once this decision has been made, it will not be reversed even if the weather improves. Please therefore watch out for an email if conditions are dubious.
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