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.

NEXT RIDES

Full details of the next one or two rides. Checkout the full Ride Calendar

2018 Nov Winter  – Specific North West – Sat Nov 10 **9am**

Route Link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28885176 
Strava Event: https://www.strava.com/clubs/112552/group_events/408328
Distance: 41 miles
Elevation: 3,000ft
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, Prestwich
Post Ride: Swan & Cemetery, Bury (BL9 9NS) @ 12:45 appprox. Rout ends here

### RIDE SUMMARY ##

A ride into the North West skirting the rugged Lancashire moors. It will look particularly brooding and beautiful at this time of year.

As early as 4 miles in you’ve got a short, steep leg warmer in Boardman lane.

We’ve managed to squeeze in the top part of Ashworth Valley Road, as the bottom part is still cut off due to a landslide. This means we still get some of the nice climbs towards the end of Ashworth Road and we should get some good views up by the wind turbine, apparently know as Blue Lagoon viewpoint.

We’ll then head for the next climb which is the Grane Road up near Haslingden and we’ll pass over Haslingden and Holmcombe moors before heading back towards Ramsbottom via Lumb Carr Road up to the Shoulder of Mutton. We’ll cross the Irwell and then it’s back down the A56 towards Bury.

Post ride is at Swan & Cemetery in Bury for a drink before heading off home.
## 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.

Please also note that the route ends at the post ride. Prestwich is a few mile ride back down the A56.

## 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.


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 Pennine Panopticon Peregrination Winter 44 miles / 2,900ft ***
Sun 18 Feb 2018 09:00 More More Moor Winter 45miles / 3,300ft ***¼
Sat 03 Mar 2018 09:00 **CANCELLED** Winter 35-45miles / 3,000ft TBC
Sun 18 Mar 2018 09:00 Boothy Bowler Round Two Winter 41 miles / 3,000ft ***
Sat 31 Mar 2018 09:00 Affetside by Affetside Standard 40 Miles / 3,100ft ***
Sun 15 Apr 2018 08:00 Skies of Blue On Big 57 miles / 5,500 ft ****
Sat 28 Apr 2018 09:00 Pickup Bank Rewind Standard 42 miles / 3,000ft ***
Sun 13 May 2018 08:00 The Eagle Big 65 miles / 5,500ft ***¾
Sat 26 May 2018 09:00 Los Anglezarke Standard 42 miles / 3,200ft ***
Sun 10 Jun 2018 08:00 ConOnCas GPX Big 70miles / 4,500ft ***¾
Sat 23 Jun 2018 09:00 Neighbourhood #1 (Chunal) Standard 44 miles / 3,200ft ***
Sun 08 Jul 2018 08:00 Nick O’Pendle v2 Big 65 miles / > 5,000ft ***¼
Sat 21 Jul 2018 09:00 TBC Standard 35-45miles / 3,000ft TBC
Sun 05 Aug 2018 08:00 Shirley Crabtree & The Grizzly Bear Big 67 miles / > 6,000 – 6,500 ft ****¼
Sat 18 Aug 2018 09:00 TBC Standard 35-45miles / 3,000ft TBC
Sun 02 Sep 2018 08:00 Peak-Ed Big 80 miles / > 6,500ft ****¼
Sat 15 Sep 2018 09:00 Until You Can’t See Land Standard 50 miles / 4,000ft ***¼
Sun 30 Sep 2018 08:00 Straight Outta Cornholme Big 71 miles / > 6,200ft ****¼
Sat 13 Oct 2018 09:00 Winter Hill Standard 45miles / 3,700ft ***¼
Sun 28 Oct 2018 08:00 Thunder Bridge Big 69 miles / 3,000ft ****
Sat 10 Nov 2018 09:00  Specific North West Winter 41 miles / 5,700ft ***
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

PREVIOUS RIDES

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.

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13 thoughts on “Rides

    1. Hi Michael,
      You just show up to a ride. No membership or anything required. Have a read of the ride info at the bottom of each ride description and that’s it.
      We’re on Facebook and have events on there too if you want to join on there.
      Will you be coming to on this weekend’s ride?
      Keep posted on the site for weather info.
      Cheers
      Craig

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  1. Hi, I will be joining you on Sunday morning for the first time if thanks ok? I believe you spoke to my friend Rick McGrath today or yesterday.
    I’m familiar with the route and climbs so won’t be a hindrance.
    I live in Whitefield so not too far away.

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    1. Hi Phill,

      Yeah, Rick and I have been in contact this week. Will be great to have you both down.
      Just keep your eyes peeled on the site, especially on the day of the ride, just to check that nothing changes (time/ride going ahead etc.) as obviosuly everything is weather dependent this time of year.
      That said, highly likely we’ll be out on at least one of the routes posted for Sunday.

      Any problems, just give me a shout.

      Cheers,
      Craig

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