Allez Prestwich Cycling Club is a social cycling club, operating moderately challenging/challening 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 will be 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 email@example.com or send us a tweet at AllezPrestwich.
Sat 19th August – 9am St Mary’s flower park
40 odd miles and 3200 ft climbs.
Great route from Mark Leigh out towards uppermill way with some cracking old friends (climbs) on route.
Hope to see you all down there.
Happy Yorkshire Day! What a savage! Enjoy!
Route Link: Super Hilly Yorkshire Monument GPX
Distance: 68 miles
Elevation: 6,00ft approx.
Moving time: Approx 5.5 – 6 Hours // Total Time approx 6.75 – 7.25 Hours.(very approximate dependent on rider pace and general stops – allows for brief stops/traffic and 45 mins lunch)
Start: 08:00 at St Mary’s Flower Park, Prestwich
Lunch: TBC – decide on day but Sowerby Bridge worked last time.
Post Ride: Time dependent really, see how everyone feels. Woodthorpe, Same Yet Inn, Friendship, Cuckoo are all options. Read more
When Allez Prestwich first started, we only did one ride a month. So, we had less rides to plan (and every ride was already new!), we had no kit orders to organise, and I, personally, had far more spare time than I do of late. Back in late 2014-early 2015 when the club started, I was still seeking to fill the creative writing void that ensued after taking a break from writing music and lyrics for a band I was (am?) in, and writing a blog for each of these excursions was a good way to flex the creative muscles. In the infancy of the club it also helped to document where we’d come from and showed the steady growth of the club; from a couple of mates that could just about pretend we were a club, to 17 people careering down Cragg Vale. The posts were ‘something to look back on’, which is what I did rather recently.