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.

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Saturday weather warning

*weather warning*
High gusts of wind expected (40mph plus) on Saturday so be very careful if you decide to go out.

A reminder that it is personal choice And that everybody needs to take their own safety into account.
It isn’t the responsibility of the club.

Please feel free to ride the route but be safe and divert if necessary .

Sat 13 Oct Ride – Winter Hill – 9am

2018 Oct Standard Ride – Winter Hill – Sat Oct 13 **9am**

Route Link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28746065
Strava Event: https://www.strava.com/clubs/112552/group_events/396073
Distance: 45 miles
Elevation: 3,700ft approx.
Moving time: Approx 3.5 – 4 Hours // Total Time approx 4 – 4.5 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: Probably Parkfield Inn, Whitefield.

RIDE SUMMARY ##

October’s standard ride sees us revisit an old Allez Prestwich ride we ran up to Winter Hill.
Some good climbs in this ride, including a real steep test at Foxholes just before Winter Hill, then Winter Hill itself before heading out over Sheephouse Lane at Rivington. At approximately 3,700ft of elevation over this distance, it will be a good challenge for all. Read more

Sunday 30 Sep Big Ride – Straight Outta Cornholme – 8am

2018 Sep Big Ride – Straight Outta Cornholme – Sun Sep 30 **8am**

Route Link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28673949
Strava Event: https://www.strava.com/clubs/112552/group_events/390434
Distance: 71 miles
Elevation: 6,200ft approx.
Moving time: Approx 5.5 – 6.25 Hours // Total Time approx 6.45 – 7.25 Hours.(very approximate dependent on rider pace and general stops – allows for brief stops/traffic and 30-45 mins lunch)
Start: 08:00 at St Mary’s Flower Park, Prestwich
Lunch: Hebden Bridge/Todmorden – riders on the day to decide
Post Ride: At riders discretion.

*** PLEASE NOTE 8am START ***

## RIDE SUMMARY ##
The penultimate big ride of the year ploughs the same hilly furrow as its predecessors. Not for the feint of heart or scared of hills. A really challenging route but a complete belter.

There’s a lot of little roads with beautiful scenery on this one, so the rolling green(ish) hills of England should be pleasing enough on the eyes to soothe your aching limbs.

In Mytholm Steeps, you have the joint toughest hill I’ve ever done. Enjoy. At least there are no cobbles, eh?

It’s unlikely I (Craig) will be on this one, so we will need a willing volunteer or two to help manage the ride.

Would suggest lunch stop in Hebden at around the 40 mile mark or you could branch a little further between miles 49 and 50 to head to Todmorden. You won’t have to do Mytholm Steeps on a full belly then.

## NAVIGATION ##

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.