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 FRIDAY 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 9th October – Wilmslow Circular – from Heald Green Leave 10am and 11am – A circular trip around the various tracks and back roads of the Wilmslow District. Undulating but with a set of steps.. Leaders: Andy Pennell, Sarah Pennell, Neil Williams and Andy Sykes
Saturday 16th October – Mini Halls Route – from Vernon Park Leave 10am and 11am – A cut down version of our annual ride round the Halls of the area, We will still visit 9 Halls on this 17 mile route. We go out via Bredbury and Offerton to Bruntwood Park returning via Cheadle and the Town Centre. A mix of trails and urban roads. Leaders: Jim Court, Sarah Pennell, Andy Shaw and Tracey Sheppard.
Saturday 23th October – Paddock Hill – from Woodford Leave 10am and 11am – A 16 mile road ride with a very small off road section. We go via Styal to Wilmslow and then via Morley Green to Mobberley We return via Chorley and Alderley Edge. Leaders: Jim Court, Lesley Howard, Andy Sykes and John Houghton
Saturday 30th October – Bridgewater Estate – from Sale Leave 10am and 11am – A trip towards the new RHS Garden Centre, Full details follow. Leaders: Gill Heathcote, John Houghton, Neil Williams, Des Hutton
Saturday 6th November – Giro di Stockport – from Woodsmoor Leave 10am and 11am – The third part of the trilogy celebrating the major European Bike Race Tours. More details follow. Leaders: Andy Pennell, Sarah Pennell, Jim Court and Tracey Sheppard
Saturday 13th November – Mottram St Andrew – from Poynton Leave 10am and 11am – A road ride with minimal off road sections. We head out towards Adlington and Newton before the small climb to Mottram St Andrew. We travel along the base of the Edge to Wilmslow and Woodford . Leaders: Andy Shaw , Lesley Howard, Graham Hughes and Gill Heathcote.
Saturday 20th November – Macclesfield Circular – from Macclesfield Leave 10am and 11am – A circular trip around the various tracks and back roads of the Macclesfield area. Undulating with some trails. Leaders: Andy Pennell, Sarah Pennell, Andy Sykes and Des Hutton
Saturday 27th November – Haughton Dale – from Hillgate Leave 10am and 11am – A largely off road route along Haughton Dale to Denton. Full details follow. Leaders Andy Shaw, Des Hutton, Graham Hughes and Andy Sykes
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