Saddleworth Clarion Cycling Club – Sunday long and short runs

Club Runs depart from outside the Freedom Travel Agents (the old bikeshop) in Uppermill every Sunday.  Runs leave Uppermill at 9am sharp.

Longer rides cover between 50 and 90 miles. They always involve a ‘cafe stop’ and we follow the moto of never leaving a rider behind.  The calendar has details for each ride.

Shorter rides cover 30 miles and do not stop at a cafe and usually begin with a coffee at Java Bar on Uppermill street.

Come along and join us or drop us a line if you want to let us know beforehand via or our Facebook or Twitter pages. We post our routes on our Stava feed.

What do I need?  Well a bike (preferably a road bike) in good working order, some food and drink, basic tool kit, a pump, spare innertubes and a puncture repair kit.

In winter lights, mudguards, a waterproof and extra warm clothing are a good idea.

Most cafes that we go to will provide a snack, such as beans on toast, and a tea or coffee for less than £5.

How fit do I need to be? Because of the hilly nature of our local area our rides are not necessarily suitable for those who are new to cycling or occasional leisure cyclists. But if you are regularly riding at least 30 miles in about 2.5 hours and are looking to develop your abilities in the company of others, our shorter rides would be an ideal and welcoming place to start.

Last Minute Changes and Weather Info

Any last minute changes will generally be added to the Clubs Twitter feed on the homepage and/or the calendar.

See the Saddleworth Clarion Cycling Club website for latest details.


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 Freedom Travel (Uppermill)