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.
2019 Nov Winter – Upperhills – Sat Nov 30th 9am
Distance: 40 miles
Elevation: 3,200ft approx.
Meet: St Mary’s Flower Park 9am
Post Ride Stop: Prestwich
Moving time: 3 / 3.5 hours
Another re-run of a ride from 2016 for you all. Nice route this one.
Up around Saddleworth on some cracking roads and of course hilly.
Moving time should be somewhere around 3 to 3.5 hours but this doesn’t include stops, mechanicals or other unplanned events. Always dependent on the pace of the riders who attend and other factors.
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 Nov Standard – High Brows – Sat Nov 2nd 9am
Strava Event: https://www.strava.com/clubs/112552/group_events/602583
Distance: 46 miles
Elevation: 3,400 ft approx.
Moving time: Approx 3.5 hours – 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: Drinks back in Prestwich, to decide on day for those on ride. Read more
2019 oct Big – Down by The Rible – oct 20 8am
Strava Event: https://strava.app.link/wP7lymgKM0
Distance: 67 miles
Elevation: 4,800-5,000 ft approx.
Moving time: Approx 5.25 hours – 5.75 hours // Total Time approx 6.5 – 7 Hours.(very approximate dependent on rider pace and general stops – allows for brief stops/traffic and a 45 min lunch.)
Start: 08:00 at St Mary’s Flower Park, Prestwich
Lunch: to be confirmed on the day. Suggestions please.
Post Ride: Drinks back in Prestwich, to decide on day for those on ride.
PLEASE NOTE 8am START!