About Allez Prestwich Cycling Club

Allez Prestwich Cycling Club is a social cycling club, operating moderately challenging/challening 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 will be 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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Winter Rides!

I am sure my fellow riders from Saturday will wholeheartedly confirm that winter, or at least autumn, is definitely here! So it perfectly fits in with the time of year where we switch to our winter ride format. (don’t worry we wouldn’t ride in snow like that!)

They still follow the Saturday/Sunday two week split (both starting at 9am) and mainly will be much nearer standard ride length but sometimes we’ll venture a little further/higher, so always make sure you are comfortable with the route.

Good news is , we’ve already planned some beauties and the events are already up with more to come soon. So go get em in your calendars. Go check out the rides page for the next 3 routes, or if you’re  Facebook user, then go check us out on there – http://www.facebook.com/allezprestwichcc , give us a ‘like’ and check out the events on there. Read more

EDIT *Saturday’s* Big Ride – Yorkshire Kiss! 8am, 30th Sept

EDIT: Ride changed to Saturday 30th September – 8am.

2017 October Big Club Ride  – Yorkshire Kiss – Sunday 1st October **8AM**

Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/25604123
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 14:00 ish, couple of drinks at Woodthorpe if folk are game.

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