About Allez Prestwich Cycling Club

Allez Prestwich Cycling Club is a social cycling club, operating moderately challenging/challenging rides starting and finishing in Prestwich, Manchester.

The emphasis is on good riding with nice people and a beer/coffee/soft drink (delete as appropriate) along the way and/or afterwards. This is not a racing club but nor is it a pottering tootle along country lanes. It’s somewhere in between; not too serious but just (un)relaxed enough to get the heart pumping!

Rides are organised across various loops initially on a twice a month basis. A Standard ride of around 35-45 miles with a decent amount of climbing and a Big Ride which are nearer to 60-70 miles with lots of climbing. Visit the Rides page for details on where we are going and when.

Anyone can join but you should be moderately fit, have a decent working bike (and means to fix it) but most of all being nice company would be grand. For Big Rides, unless you’ve been doing those sorts of distances and climbs, we’d tend to recommend coming on a standard ride first. Get in touch if you’re unsure.

You can read the ‘Beginnings’ page for more details about the club and the motivations behind Allez Prestwich.

For more details or enquiries please follow us on Facebook, drop us an email allezprestwichcc@outlook.com or send us a tweet at AllezPrestwich.


2019 Jun Standard – Bury New & Old Roads Reverse – Sat Jun 15 **9am*

2019 Jun Standard – Bury New & Old Roads Reverse – Sat Jun 15 **9am*

Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30255105
Strava Event: https://www.strava.com/clubs/112552/group_events/523986
Distance: 42 miles
Elevation: 3,200 ft approx.
Moving time: Approx 3.25 hours – 3.75 hours // Total Time approx 3.75 – 4.25 Hours.(very approximate dependent on rider pace and general stops – allows for brief stops/traffic.)
Start: 09:00 at St Mary’s Flower Park, Prestwich
Post Ride: People to decide on day.


Reverse route of an old ride called ‘Bury New and Old Roads’ from a couple of years ago. Nice excuse for folk to take in the re-opened Ashy Valley climb. Got some nice kickers on this one.


If you have a GPS device, please download the route so that you can follow it.

Polite request to not ride off of the front if you either do not have the route or you have not studied it.


Here’s a link to some important information/safety stuff about our rides, please have a read before attending our rides. https://allezprestwich.co.uk/ride-information-safety-tips/

Also, please visit the website, Facebook or Twitter channels periodically, and especially the day of the ride, to ensure nothing has changed. We sometimes have to make weather enforced changes to start times or in extremes may even have to cancel rides.

2019 Jun Big Ride – Confessions on Cassettes II – Sun 02 Jun 8am

2019 Jun Big – Confessions on Cassettes II– Sun Jun 02 **8am*

Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30121172

Strava Event:  https://www.strava.com/clubs/112552/group_events/515275
Distance: 71miles
Elevation: 4,700ft approx.
Moving time: Approx 5.5 hours – 6 hours // Total Time approx 6.75 – 7.25 Hours.(very approximate dependent on rider pace and general stops – allows for brief stops/traffic. Also accounts for an hour for lunch. Less if we just grab butties.)
Start: 08:00 at St Mary’s Flower Park, Prestwich
Lunch Stop: Peak View Tearooms
Post Ride: People to decide on day. Read more

May 2019 Standard Ride – Mars(den) Hillfinder – Sat 18 May 9am

2019 May Standard Club Ride – Mars(den) Hillfinder – Saturday 18th May **9AM**

Route Link: returntomars GPX
Strava Event: https://www.strava.com/clubs/112552/group_events/506222
Distance: 43 miles
Elevation: approx 3,400ft (hilly)
Moving time: 3.25-3.75 hours // Total Time: 3.75-4.25 (all dependent on speed of riders, unforeseen mechanicals and other unscheduled stops)
Start: 09:00 at St Mary’s Flower Park, Prestwich
Post Ride: The Woodthorpe, Prestwich (approx 13:00) Read more