Wigan – Waterway and Woodland – 10 Miler (Sky Ride Local)

If you’re fairly confident on your bike on dirt and gravel surfaces and ready to broaden your cycling horizons, our Off-Road Steady rides are ideal. At a comfortable pace, and possibly with some modest hills along the way, there is barely a metre of tarmac in sight on these rides so come and enjoy the scrunch of gravel and the squelch of mud under your tyres with us! Rides are between 6 and 15 miles long, at a moderate pace of between 7 and 10 miles an hour.

This mainly level ride follows the Bridgewater Canal into one of the most picturesque towns in the outskirts of Manchester, with timber framed houses and two busy marinas along our route, there is always something to look at and admire. There will be chance for a bite to eat before heading back using Route 55 of the National Cycling Network which follows a disused railway line.  This really is a great off-road ride that will make you feel like you are nowhere near one of the biggest cities in the north.

Please note if heavy rain has persisted the trail will be muddy (and therefore lots more fun) so be advised to bring appropraite attire.

Additional Information:  Helmets must be worn by all under 18’s regardless of ride level.
Please bring equipment with you to repair punctures, Ride Leaders are there to help but are not responsible for your bike. All rides leave at the time stated you must arrive early Ride Leaders will not wait.

Places are limited so please book online.

 

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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 Rendezvous 1 Car Park (furthest point from the main building)
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