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.
2018 Aug Standard Ride – Pantessex Revisted- Sat Aug 18 *9am**
Route Link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28353676
Strava Event: https://www.strava.com/clubs/112552/group_events/370121
Distance: 46 miles
Elevation: 3,100 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: Woodthorpe Hotel, Preswich. Approx 13:15
Slightly shortened version of the Pantessex ride we did back in May 2016. Read more
2018 Aug Big Ride – Shirley Crabtree & The Grizzly Bear – Sun Aug 05 *8am**
Route Link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28228974
Strava Event: https://www.strava.com/clubs/112552/group_events/363225
Distance: 67 miles
Elevation: 6,000-6,500ft 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: will confirm later, somewhere between Saithwaite and Halifax.
Post Ride: Time dependent Same Yet Inn, Simister. Ride Ends here.. Approx 14:00-14:30.
*** PLEASE NOTE 8am START *** Read more
Route kindly provided by Mark Leigh while I (Craig) have been away in France.
It’s a reworking of the Manctucket ride and clocks in at 43 miles and around 3,000ft of climbing. Looking forward to it.
Link is here and as ever, read the ride safety information on the rides page: