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’s Ride ‘Los Anglezarke’ 9am (26/05/2018)

2018 May Standard Ride – Sat 26 May ***9am***

Route Link: LA GPX
Distance: 42 miles
Elevation: 3,200ft approx.
Moving time: Approx 3.5 – 4 Hours // Total Time approx 4.5 – 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: Parkfield Inn, Whitefield Read more

Sunday May 13 Big Ride – The Eagle

2018 May Big Ride – The Eagle – Sun 13 May ***8am***

Route Link: The Eagle GPX
Distance: 65 miles
Elevation: 5,400ft approx.
Moving time: Approx 5.25 – 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 30-45 mins lunch)
Start: 08:00 at St Mary’s Flower Park, Prestwich
Lunch: Approx 11:00 @ Bolster Moor Farm (mile 30)
Post Ride: Time dependent but Same Yet Inn, Simister if anyone is game. Ride ends here. Approx 14:30.

*** PLEASE NOTE 8am START ***

## BIG RIDE DISCLAIMER ##
Please note, our big rides are not for the feint hearted 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. Thank you.
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## RIDE INFO ##

The second big ride of the year. You big ride veterans know the drill by now, it’ll be hilly.
5,400ft of climbing over 65 miles should be enough for most of us, but should be a walk in the park for the Tour de Manc riders among us. Read more

Saturday’s Ride – Apr 28 | Pickup Bank Rewind

2018 Apr Standard Ride – Pickup Bank Rewind – Sat 28 Apr ***9am***

Route Link: Pickup Bank GPX
Distance: 42 miles
Elevation: 3,000 ft 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: approx 13:00, Jon to confirm post ride on day.

A standard ride of 42 miles and 3,000ft of climbs.. 9am start at St Mary’s Flower Park gates.

We’ve used an old Pickup Bank route, so dig out your climbing legs ;)

Jon Shiach will be running this ride (thanks Jon.)

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