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.
Looks like hardly anyone is attending tomorrow so unfortunately official ride is cancelled. Feel free to meet up and do your own route but official one cancelled
2019 Sep Standard – Isle of Skye – Sat 7 sep 9am
Distance: 45 miles
Elevation: 3,500 ft approx.
Moving time: Approx 3.5 hours – 3.75 hours // Total Time approx 4 – 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: 13:00
45 miles and 3,500ft . a beauty of a standard ride from Mr Leigh. thanks, Mark.
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.
## SAFETY & RIDE UPDATES ##
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 Aug Big – Giddy-up to Widdop – Sun 25 Aug 8am
Strava Event: https://www.strava.com/clubs/112552/group_events/564488
Distance: 64 miles
Elevation: 5,200 ft approx.
Moving time: Approx 5.5 hours – 6.5 hours // Total Time approx 6.75 – 7.5 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: TBC
Post Ride: TBC on day
PLEASE NOTE 8am START!
I’ll start out with the customary big ride disclaimer, as it’s important for these big rides. : our big rides are not for the fainthearted and they are really hilly, tough but ultimately enjoyable rides. We have a lunch stop but they are longer, hillier and slightly faster than our standard rides. If you’re unsure then please speak to us and come to a standard ride first. We’re not ones to be too specific about speed but ideally shouldn’t be much slower than around 12mph average around this sort of course, as otherwise they just take way too long and it’ll be a real tough day in the saddle. Read more