Beer & Deer Ride 2022 (North West Velo Fest)

VELOFEST is back for a one-off Summer event! The ever popular BEER AND DEER RIDE returns for 2022.
If you don’t know, this is a cycling community tradition, a summer ride to Dunham Massey Brewery with a chance of seeing wild deer, 20 miles of canal and road riding at a leisurely pace.
Meeting at 12:00 for a 12:30 start.

The ride takes us all the way out of the city on a largely car-free route.
If it’s a sunny day we’ll sit outside to enjoy some of the numerous beers on offer. It’s a peaceful and pleasant location in the countryside.

* The ride is gentle, slow-paced and 90% off-road. It is suitable for new riders but please be aware it’s your responsibility to be safe, confident and in control of your bicycle, including for the short sections on the road.

* The route is 20 miles **total** (10 miles out and back) almost entirely on canal tow path, it’s doable on a skinny road bike but can be bumpy, you’ll be absolutely fine on a hybrid, town, gravel or mountain bike.

* Bottles of local craft beer will be available to buy to drink immediately or to take away for later, but it’s a working brewery not a pub. Don’t expect a selection of soft drinks or food.

* We will begin at Coffee Cranks Co-operative, where you can pick up snacks, sandwiches and soft drinks for a picnic lunch should you wish! There’s also a cafe over the road from the brewery for coffees and snacks if you need them at the end of the ride.

* At the end of the ride, depending on numbers we’ll typically split into those who want to continue into the Deer Park nearby, those who want to stay out for a drink or three, and those who want to head back to the start point at Alexandra Park.

Latest details on Facebook event page


PLEASE NOTE: This event is listed in our cycling events calendar for Greater Manchester. It is not organised by Manchester Friends of the Earth nor the Love Your Bike campaign and does not necessarily reflect their policies. We recommend checking with the organisers in case of a change of time or location.

Event Details

20 to 35 miles

Location Coffee Cranks Cafe
Manchester, M16 7J
Start Saturday 16 Jul 2022 12:00pm
Finish Saturday 16 Jul 2022 7:00pm