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 email@example.com or send us a tweet at AllezPrestwich.
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
2019 May Big – Holme is where the hills are – Sun May 12 **8am**
Distance: 60 miles
Elevation: 5,400ft approx.
Moving time: Approx 4.5 hours – 5 hours // Total Time approx 6 – 6.5 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 – Either Holme (but then Holme Moss straight after or somewhere around Hadfield area. Could always get butties and a coffee then have longer at post ride)
Post Ride: Hopefully back around 14:30 ish, couple of drinks at Woodthorpe if folk are game. People to decide on day. Read more
First of all, good luck to all our riders, and in fact all riders, riding this year’s epic Tour De Manc Sportive. Our good friend, Tony Rubins, is an organiser and we wish him and his team yet another successful event.
This does mean that, given lack of available riders, that we will move the big ride back a week to Sunday 12 May (will see the projected take up and cancel if needs be).
The next standard ride will follow the week after, still on it’s intended date of Saturday 18th May.