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 firstname.lastname@example.org or send us a tweet at AllezPrestwich.
2018 Jun Standard Ride – ‘Neighbourhood #1 (Chunal)’ – Sat Jun 23 9am
Route Link: ChunalLove II GPX
Strava Event: https://www.strava.com/clubs/112552/group_events/342259
Distance: 44 miles
Elevation: 3,200ft approx.
Moving time: Approx 3.5 hours – 4 Hours // Total Time approx 4 hours-4.5 Hours. (very approximate dependent on rider pace and general stops)
Start: 09:00 at St Mary’s Flower Park, Prestwich
Post Ride: Woodthorpe pub in Prestwich approx 12:45 – 13:00.
Not to be confused with the big ride this Sunday, we have a brand new TASTER RIDE!
Kindly led by Ariane and Hayley, this is a smaller, slower paced taster ride to introduce you to the kind of terrain we normally cycle over on our standard and big rides.
So, if you’ve ever thought about coming down but worried that a standard ride might be a little too much distance or climbing, or maybe you’ve worried about your speed, then why not come down and give this great route a try with Hayley and Ariane.
They’ll be setting off at 8am, the same as the big ride, from the St Mary’s Flower Park gates in Prestwich, so we can all meet and introduce ourselves. Read more
For all of you Strava aficionados out there, you may or may not know that we have a ‘club’ on Strava. You can find us here: https://www.strava.com/clubs/AllezPrestwichCC
It enables you to see what your clubmates have been doing and we’ve also started putting our club rides on there. You can mark your attendance and you can see who else is down to attend.
I’ll start adding the Strava events to the ride descriptions on this website, so you can easily locate the events and register your interest if you so wish.
To join the club, just follow the link above and the click ‘Request to join’. We can then approve the request.
To mark your anticipated attendance on a ride, just go to the event and select ‘I’m in’. The link for this week’s big ride is here: https://www.strava.com/clubs/112552/group_events/335099