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 25th September – Wythenshawe Park – from Davenport Leave 10am and 11am – Tracey has devised another route taking us out towards Wythenshawe Park before returning on estate roads. Distance about 18 miles.. Leaders: Tracey Sheppard, Neil Williams, Andy Pennell and Sarah Pennell.
Saturday 2nd October – Alan Newton Way – from Hazel Grove Leave 10am and 11am – Jim takes us on a new route which takes in the whole of the Alan Newton Way from Marple to Stockport. A climb to Marple at first then easy riding through Chadkirk, Bredbury Hall, Pear Mill to another climb through Woodbank Park before following back roads back to the start. Leaders: Jim Court, Tracey Sheppard, Neil Williams, and John Houghton
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
Ride details on future rides follow.
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