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.

Sat 07 August 2021 – Big Ride!

After last week’s new beginning ride, which saw us revise the traditional Allez Prestwich ride profile, this week we go in an opposite direction with our annual ‘easy’ day out to the cycling heaven that is the Cheshire Lanes. On Saturday 7th August, the route is a longer loop taking in some lovely quiet roads with a Stand Up café stop at the Trading Post in Goostrey. Principle towns we will pass through are Budworth, Pickmere, Plumley, Goostrey and Alderley Edge. 75 Miles, 2500ft. Starting and ending at the Manchester Velodrome. As this is a longer ride than usual, please allow more time when forecasting your time of return. To compensate a little, there is an earlier start time of 0800.

Meet details……Saturday 7th August.
08:00 – St. Mary’s Flower Park (for those based closer to Prestwich)
08:30 – Outside the main entrance to Manchester VelodromeRoute link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37010457

#COVID#
All legal requirements may now have passed but please keep in mind covid has not.
Please be respectful that people have different boundaries and also please keep in mind that the virus is very much still out there. Try keep distance where possible/required.
Obviously, exercise common sense if you don’t feel right then please don’t attend.
Obviously as ever this ride is a placeholder for likeminded folks. We do not take any responsibility for decisions that individuals make and as such please keep this in mind before attending rides.

#NAVIGATION#
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.

#CAFE STOP#Bring your cash, CC and mask for informal sandwich, pie, cake, coffee and/or coke etc.

## 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

Sat 24 July Ride!

Chrysalis.
A new beginning…? Well, it’s a start.
Route is the old ‘Cash at the Ripponden Old Bank’
44 miles with 3,300 ft of climbing.

Route link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/23176379

#COVID#
All legal requirements may now have passed but please keep in mind covid has not.
Please be respectful that people have different boundaries and also please keep in mind that the virus is very much still out there. Try keep distance where possible/required.
Obviously, exercise common sense if you don’t feel right then please don’t attend.
Obviously as ever this ride is a placeholder for like minded folks. We do not take any responability for decisions that individuals make and as such please keep this in mind before attending rides.

#NAVIGATION#
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

Ride Cancellations – COVID19

Good Evening everyone,

Given the unprecedented escalating situation going on at the moment with covid19 and after today’s update from the government and chief medical officer, we are taking the decision to cancel our group rides for the foreseeable future.

We hope everyone stays safe, looks after those more vulnerable than them and follows the requisite guidelines from the government and relevant health authorities.

Maybe we will see you on zwift.

Allez Prestwich