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

2019 Jan Winter – Ease Down The Road – Sun Jan 13 **9am**

Route Link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29121902
Strava Event: https://www.strava.com/clubs/112552/group_events/433902
Distance: 39.5 miles
Elevation: 2,900ft
Moving time: Approx 3 – 3.5 Hours // Total Time approx 3.5 – 4 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 Cuckoo/Crooked Man, Prestwich.

RIDE SUMMARY ##

First ride of the year, heading out Oldham / Saddleworth way.

Some nice punchy climbs in this one, should be very familiar faces to most of our regulars but might be the odd surprise.

As a belated christmas gift I kept it kind at a shade under 40 miles and a tad under 3000ft elevation.

## 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.


2019 Ride Calendar

These are the upcoming rides for 2019. 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 (*****)
Sunday 13 January 2019 9am TBC Winter 40-45 miles
Saturday 26 January 2019 9am TBC Winter 40-45 miles
Sunday 10 February 2019 9am TBC Winter 40-45 miles
Saturday 23 February 2019 9am TBC Winter 40-45 miles
Sunday 10 March 2019 9am TBC Winter 40-45 miles
Saturday 23 March 2019 9am TBC Winter 40-45 miles
Sunday 07 April 2019 9am TBC Standard 40-45 miles
Saturday 20 April 2019 8am TBC Big 50-70 miles / Hilly
Sunday 05 May 2019 9am TBC Standard 35-45 miles
Saturday 18 May 2019 8am TBC Big 50-70 miles / Hilly
Sunday 02 June 2019 9am TBC Standard 35-45 miles
Saturday 15 June 2019 8am TBC Big 50-70 miles / Hilly
Sunday 30 June 2019 9am TBC Standard 35-45 miles
Saturday 13 July 2019 8am TBC Big 50-70 miles / Hilly
Sunday 28 July 2019 9am TBC Standard 35-45 miles
Saturday 10 August 2019 8am TBC Big 50-70 miles / Hilly
Sunday 25 August 2019 9am TBC Standard 35-45 miles
Saturday 07 September 2019 8am TBC Big 50-70 miles / Hilly
Sunday 22 September 2019 9am TBC Standard 35-45 miles
Saturday 05 October 2019 8am TBC Big 50-70 miles / Hilly
Sunday 20 October 2019 9am TBC Standard 35-45 miles
Saturday 02 November 2019 9am TBC Winter 30-45 miles
Sunday 17 November 2019 9am TBC Winter 30-45 miles
Saturday 30 November 2019 9am TBC Winter 30-45 miles
Sunday 15 December 2019 9am TBC Winter 30-45 miles
Saturday 28 December 2019 9am TBC Winter 30-45 miles

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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