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 Nov Winter – Upperhills – Sat Nov 30th 9am
Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31530579
Distance: 40 miles
Elevation: 3,200ft approx.
Meet: St Mary’s Flower Park 9am
Post Ride StopPrestwich
Moving time: 3 / 3.5 hours

#SUMMARY
Another re-run of a ride from 2016 for you all. Nice route this one.

Up around Saddleworth on some cracking roads and of course hilly.

Moving time should be somewhere around 3 to 3.5 hours but this doesn’t include stops, mechanicals or other unplanned events. Always dependent on the pace of the riders who attend and other factors.

#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.

Upperhills

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 Boothwood Bowler 2019 Winter 41 miles / 2,900ft
Sunday 10 February 2019 9am Rivi on a Prayer Winter 41 miles / 2,7000ft
Saturday 23 February 2019 9am Rob’s Panop Pere II Winter 44 miles / 2,800ft
Sunday 10 March 2019 9am Rides of March Winter 40 miles / 3,200ft
Saturday 23 March 2019 9am TBC Winter 40-45 miles
Sunday 07 April 2019 9am Darwenian Standard 42 miles / 2,700ft
Saturday 20 April 2019 9am Rippond n Start Again Standard 44 miles / 3,200ft
Sunday 12 May 2019 8am Holme is where the hills are Big 60 miles / 5,400ft
Saturday 18 May 2019 9am TBC Standard 35-45 miles
Sunday 02 June 2019 8am Confessions on Cassettes II Big 71 Miles / 4,700ft hilly
Saturday 15 June 2019 9am Bury New & Old Roads Reverse Standard 42 miles / 3,200ft
Sunday 30 June 2019 8am Gathers No Moss Big 61 miles / 5,300ft hilly
Saturday 13 July 2019 9am Tour That Looks Like France II Standard 35-45 miles
Sunday 28 July 2019 8am R. H. Harris Big 68 miles / 6,000ft very hilly
Saturday 10 August 2019 9am Welcome t’north Standard 47 miles / 3,300ft
Sunday 25 August 2019 8am Giddy-up to Widdop Big 64 miles / 5,200ft hilly
Saturday 07 September 2019 9am TBC Standard 35-45 miles
Sunday 22 September 2019 8am Down by the ribble Big 67 miles / 5,000ft
Saturday 05 October 2019 9am TBC Standard 35-45 miles
Sunday 20 October 2019 9am TBC Standard 35-45 miles
Saturday 02 November 2019 9am High Brows Winter 46 Miles / 3,400ft
Sunday 17 November 2019 9am TBC Winter 30-45 miles
Saturday 30 November 2019 9am Winter 40 Miles / 3,000ft 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.

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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