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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2019 Aug Big – Giddy-up to Widdop – Sun 25 Aug 8am

2019 Aug Big – Giddy-up to Widdop – Sun 25 Aug 8am

Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/17236481
Strava Event: https://www.strava.com/clubs/112552/group_events/564488
Distance: 64 miles
Elevation: 5,200 ft approx.
Moving time: Approx 5.5 hours – 6.5 hours // Total Time approx 6.75 – 7.5 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
Post Ride: TBC on day

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

Sat 10th August Ride – Welcome t’north – 9am

2019 Aug Standard – Welcome t’north – Sat 10 Aug 9am

Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30775335
Strava Event: https://www.strava.com/clubs/112552/group_events/537942
Distance: 47 miles approx
Elevation: 3,100-3,300 ft approx.
Moving time: Approx 3.25 hours – 3.75 hours // Total Time approx 3.75 – 4.25 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: People to decide on day.

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A trip here there and everywhere to the North of Prestwich up as far as Rossendale. Plenty of little testers along the way. Read more

Sun 28th Jul Big Ride – R.H. Harris – 8am

2019 Jul Big – R. H. Harris – Sun Jul 28 **8am*

Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30619911
Strava Event:  https://www.strava.com/clubs/112552/group_events/537945
Distance: 68 miles
Elevation: 6,000 ft approx.
Moving time: Approx 5.5 hours – 6.5 hours // Total Time approx 6.75 – 7.5 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
Post Ride: TBC on day

PLEASE NOTE 8am START!
I’ll start out with the customary big ride disclaimer, Read more