Starting at Longsight Road Shops, meet in the car park to start a steady 26 mile route which will take around 3.5 hours at a steady pace. Mums of school age children will need to bear in mind this route can take you up to around 2-3pm, depending on the speed of the riders. Make sure you arrive with a road worthy bike, pumped up tyres and bright clothing to be visible to other road users, worthy of the weather.

** Road bike would be OK on a dry spell but grippier tyres would cope better with the mixed terrain. Its worth getting your bike checked out if you haven’t used it for a while and get advice about the best seat height and fit for a comfortable ride. If you have any questions, contact me on the Facebook Bury Breeze Network messenger facility or send me an email at Bring your own puncture repair kit and inner tube to fit your bike. We will head to the Kirklees trail to Bury Police Station, up to Bury Grammar school to some back roads to a brief spell on Manchester Road, diverting off at the junction at Parkhills Road to Gigg Lane-all the way to the bottom to a cycle path leading to Pilsworth. From there a brief spell down Croft Lane-left onto the housing estate to cut through to Hollins Lane, then down Pole Lane which leads to a track to Mode Hill Lane in Whitefield.

From there though to Sandy Hill Road and through more residential area to St Margaret Road and Heaton Park. A lovely coffee break in the café by the lake before heading back through Prestwich along Whittaker Lane, by St Marys Park across Bury New Road towards St Marys Road and back onto cycle paths leading to the Outwood Trail, off road all the way to Radcliffe near McDonalds. Then we return to some quiet roads through Radcliffe Town centre, across Spring Land to Banana Walk, across the canal bridge, Greenbank Road to Ainsworth Road. Then right along Bury Bolton Road, left at Watling Street to Ainsworth Road Bury, along Newbold and Harvey Street along the Whitehead Park, then across Walshaw Road onto a short path through to Brandlesholme Road, then back up the lines to the start point. *There are slopes and hills, to be taken at your own pace, walk if you need to

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 Longsight Road Shops Car park