Unless specified in the ride details below, all rides will start from outside the front of St Mary’s Flower Park on Bury New Road [ MAP! ] . Rides will end back in Prestwich where we usually have an optional post ride “refuel” at a pub/cafe.
We run two “categories” of rides but we don’t do the usual “A,B or C” stuff. They are our ‘Standard Ride’ (“Stn” in the Category section on the rides list) (around 30-40 miles with hills | pretty hard) and our ‘Big Ride’ (“Big” in the Category section on the rides list) (approx 50-60miles plus, loads of hills & hard). The big rides will be slightly smaller in the winter months of December, January and February – more akin to the Standard rides. If you’re unsure on your fitness or worried about the bigger distances, then come down and join us for one of our ‘Standard’ rides first and see what you think.
‘Standard’ rides don’t usually have a cafe stop halfway round (unless the mood really takes us) but we always stop for lunch/snack on the ‘Big’ rides.
We also create events for each of our rides over on Facebook. You can find the events on our Facebook page.
Please check here, our 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.
N.B. All our routes are free for anyone to use but if you are a club or group and use one of our routes exactly as is then please give a nod that we actually devised the route. We take a lot of time and put a lot of effort to create all our routes from scratch and take a lot of pride in doing so.
Full details of the next one or two rides. Checkout the full Ride Calendar
2018 January Winter Ride – The Road Goes Ever On – Sunday 21st Jan **9AM**
Distance: 43 miles
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: Approx around 12:30 ish. Same Yet Inn (if it as reopened)
Wonderfully bonkers description provided by Mr Leigh. Thanks for the route Mark:
“There will be the usual Climbing, but no Flowers of Evil and little chance of an Avalanche on this meander through lanes new and familiar on this Corky adventure to the West of Yorkshire. We’ll be passing over the Twin Peaks of Standedge and Brownhill Lane, whilst passing close to Yasgur’s Farm before switching direction at the Crossroader. it will never seem like The Road Goes Ever On, but it might seem like your Sittin’ on a Rainbow and we’ll be back well before we need to be Travellin’ in the Dark. So come and join us on this Weekend World of cycling adventure and don’t forget to carb load with a big plate of Pappalardi. ”
Safety and 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.
2017-2018 Ride Calendar
These are the upcoming rides for 2018. We’ve introduced a difficulty rating to help you gauge the rides severity. Not all standard rides are created equally for example.
|Date||Time||Ride(Click for Route Link)||Category||Dist./Elev.||Difficulty (*****)|
|Sat 16 Dec 2017||09:00||Manctucket Sleighride||Winter||40 miles / 3,000ft||***|
|Wed 27 Dec 2017||9am||Mark’s Post Xmas Pick Me Up III||Winter||47 miles / 3,300ft||***|
|Sat 06 Jan 2018||09:00||So this is the new year?||Winter||41 miles / 3,000ft||***|
|Sun 21 Jan 2018||09:00||The Road Goes Ever On||Winter||43 miles / 3,300ft||***|
|Sat 03 Feb 2018||09:00||TBC||Winter||35-45miles / 3,000ft||TBC|
|Sun 18 Feb 2018||09:00||TBC||Winter||35-45miles / 3,000ft||TBC|
|Sat 03 Mar 2018||09:00||TBC||Winter||35-45miles / 3,000ft||TBC|
|Sun 18 Mar 2018||09:00||TBC||Winter||35-45miles / 3,000ft||TBC|
|Sat 31 Mar 2018||09:00||TBC||Standard||35-45miles / 3,000ft||TBC|
|Sun 15 Apr 2018||08:00||TBC||Big||55-70miles / > 5,000ft||TBC|
|Sat 28 Apr 2018||09:00||TBC||Standard||35-45miles / 3,000ft||TBC|
|Sun 13 May 2018||08:00||TBC||Big||55-70miles / > 5,000ft||TBC|
|Sat 26 May 2018||09:00||TBC||Standard||35-45miles / 3,000ft||TBC|
|Sun 10 Jun 2018||08:00||TBC||Big||55-70miles / > 5,000ft||TBC|
|Sat 23 Jun 2018||09:00||TBC||Standard||35-45miles / 3,000ft||TBC|
|Sun 08 Jul 2018||08:00||TBC||Big||55-70miles / > 5,000ft||TBC|
|Sat 21 Jul 2018||09:00||TBC||Standard||35-45miles / 3,000ft||TBC|
|Sun 05 Aug 2018||08:00||TBC||Big||55-70miles / > 5,000ft||TBC|
|Sat 18 Aug 2018||09:00||TBC||Standard||35-45miles / 3,000ft||TBC|
|Sun 02 Sep 2018||08:00||TBC||Big||55-70miles / > 5,000ft||TBC|
|Sat 15 Sep 2018||09:00||TBC||Standard||35-45miles / 3,000ft||TBC|
|Sun 30 Sep 2018||08:00||TBC||Big||55-70miles / > 5,000ft||TBC|
|Sat 13 Oct 2018||09:00||TBC||Standard||35-45miles / 3,000ft||TBC|
|Sun 28 Oct 2018||09:00||TBC||Winter||35-45miles / 3,000ft||TBC|
|Sat 10 Nov 2018||09:00||TBC||Winter||35-45miles / 3,000ft||TBC|
|Sun 25 Nov 2018||09:00||TBC||Winter||35-45miles / 3,000ft||TBC|
|Sat 08 Dec 2018||09:00||TBC||Winter||35-45miles / 3,000ft||TBC|
|Sun 23 Dec 2018||09:00||TBC||Winter||35-45miles / 3,000ft||TBC|
You can find a list of our rides from previous years on this page. They include links to previous courses, so please feel free to use this.