Bolton – Marvellous Meccano Meander – 8 Mile Bike Ride (Guided Ride)

This glorious 8.4 mile ride takes you through some of Bolton’s wonderful scenery and unknown sculptures. Beginning at Leverhulme Park Community Leisure Centre riding past the Athletics Stadium and south through the park.

Cycling in the suburb of Darcy Lever the route meanders down between the tree-lined off-road trail towards Moses Gate Country Park, viewing some of Bolton’s hidden sculptures and whisking past the River Croal. Crossing over into Moses Gate Country Park and meandering between the River Croal and the Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal at Nob End. Here you cycle over the wonderfully constructed Meccano Bridge. Designed by Liam Curtin the six-tonne bridge is made entirely of 400 over-sized meccano pieces and 700 nuts and bolts.

Over Meccano Bridge the route continues along the canal, past Dingle Reservoir before turning north towards the outskirts of Radcliffe and then west towards Little Lever. Continuing on suburban roads we return towards Moses Gate Country Park taking an alternative route back through the park before returning through Knob End, Darcy Lever and back into Leverhulme Park.

Places are limited so please book online.


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

Location Leverhulme Park Community Leisure Centre