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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Apr 2019 Standard Ride – Ripponden n Start Again – Sat 20 Apr 9am

2019 Apr standard – Ripponden n Start Again– Sat Apr 20 **9am**

Route Link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29738482
Strava event: https://www.strava.com/clubs/112552/group_events/489322
Distance: 44 miles approx
Elevation: 3,200ft approx
Moving time: Approx 3.25 – 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, Preswich
Postride: Approx 13:00 at Prestwich. Will leave to folk on the day.

##RIDE SUMMARY ##

Cracker out to Ripponden. Replicating a ride we did a couple of years ago, albeit with a couple of tweaks (basically sans cobbles!).

Must bring: lungs, climbing legs and fuel. Read more

2019 Apr Ride – Darwenian – Sun Apr 7 9am

Route Link: Darwenian GPX
Strava Event: https://www.strava.com/clubs/112552/group_events/481137
Distance: 42 miles
Elevation: 2,700ft approx
Moving time: Approx 3.25 – 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, Preswich
Postride: Approx 13:00 at Prestwich. Will leave to folk on the day.

RIDE SUMMARY ##

Route up north to Darwen/Tockholes. Some nice lanes on this one and , as ever, the inevitable hills. Pickup bank is a particularly cruel standout!

## 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.

Sat Mar 23 Ride – Rides of March – 9am

2019 Mar Winter – Rides of March – Sat Mar 23 **9am**

Route Link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29439438
Strava Event: https://www.strava.com/clubs/112552/group_events/465228
Distance: 40 miles
Elevation: 3,200ft approx
Moving time: Approx 3.25 – 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, Preswich
Postride: Approx 13:00 at Prestwich. Will leave to folk on the day.

RIDE SUMMARY ##

Another from the AP vaults. This one is up around an Allez P favourite of Saddleworth/Diggle area. Pretty much heading to Standedge Tunnel and back. Some real tasty little climbs in this one so, as ever, pack your climbing legs.

This was meant to be the previous ride but pretty sure no-one rode it as weather was hoorendous. Read more