The road that passes Wigan Pier (Breeze Ride)

This is an easy ride along canal towpath and cycle paths from Hockery Brook to Crooke Hall Inn and then return. This ride is very flat or downhill taking the sights of the Leeds Liverpool Canal in along the way with a mid way point arriving at Crooke. This ride is suitable for most bikes, with imprinted concrete path for the majority of the ride. The total ride is approximately 10 miles and is a nice introductory to the Breeze bikes rides or a good one to complete following a hard day’s work.

If anyone prefers a shorter flat route a second pick up point at Trencherfield Mill can be arranged – please let me know by email if you want to be picked up here. The ride will be 5 miles in total from here.

Children are welcome but helmets must be worn by under 18’s and bikes are not provided. Bring money if you want to stop for a drink midway and at the end. It is advisable to bring a spare inner tube just in case and a drink for along the way. It would also be useful to have lights as although this is traffic free it maybe dusk when we finish.

Any questions contact the Breeze Wigan Team via email:

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 Hockery Brook Public House