Owd Betts (ride is limited to Horwich Ride Social Ladies group only)

This ride is for those who are confident cycling on the road and who are always looking for their next challenge. We head off through Harwood warming our legs up for the first climb that takes us through Holcombe Brook and down into the lovely market village of Ramsbottom to see the sculptured tilted vase.

From here we head over to Stubbins and take our next incline up and over the moors where the climbs are definitely worth the views over Rochdale, Oldham & Manchester. Nestled just below Knowl Hill is the 220-year-old pub “Owd Betts” that is said to be haunted by its former landlady Betty Ashworth.

We will take our coffee break at Catherine’s coffee shop Edenfield.

After the lovely countryside we continue into the small villages of Norden and Bamford. Returning to negotiate a couple of main roads through the towns of Heywood and Bury and returning to Harwood via Ainsworth village.

Please ensure your bike is in good working condition. Check your gears and brakes at least the night before.
Although helmets are only recommended by law and not deemed to be essential, anyone not wearing a helmet will not be able to join the ride unfortunately.

Please bring your spare inner tubes, and pump a lock and some cash would be advisable for the coffee stop.

Due to Covid, It is essential that all ride participants’ carry their own PPE that is mask, hand gel and tissues. The leaders will carry first aid consumables but you will have to apply yourself. The same applies for any punctures or bike maintenance guidance will be offered at a safe distance.

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

Women Only
20 to 35 miles

Location Hough Fold Way
Bolton, BL2 3HQ
Start Monday 16 May 2022 9:45am
Finish Monday 16 May 2022 12:35pm