Rides for Women : Celebratory + Inclusive Rides for Women

Join us for a ride to remember! Choose your starting point and ride together with others to celebrate wheeling women across Manchester.

We’re celebrating International Women’s Day and we’re doing it in true cycling style!

What’s it all about?

For the second IWD in a row, we’re collaborating with some of Manchester’s fantastic women led cycling communities: Bee Pedal ReadyBird OutdoorsLady Pedal and Moston Cycling Club , JoyridersAl-Hilal Communities and Manley Bike Train. Each group will be setting off from their Manchester base for a short ‘host’ ride to meet at the Pankhurst Statue in the city centre. From there, we head around town together… and celebrate : on wheels!

The Main Ride will consist of all the host rides joining together as one, where we will weave around the City Centre taking in a park or two and ending at a very special venue for a post-ride celebration hang out!

Make sure to check out the information below about what host rides start from where and book your ticket accordingly, however if you’d prefer to – feel free to just meet us in town [check out ‘Main Ride’ tickets].

Don’t own a bike or can’t ride and want to join? Check out the FAQs below, along with plenty more information..

Are you a female cycling group or individual and fancy getting involved?

Drop Anna a line : community@stationsouth.co.uk or Belinda : beepedalready@gmail.com

Book your (free) place via Eventbrite.


Main Rides

Note : if you’re booked onto a host ride, you don’t need to book tickets to the Main Ride as well

> When : 3rd March 2024

> Distance / Terrain : 5 miles / 7 km : all flat, with some traffic.The route is completely accessible for trikes and adapted bikes.

> Speed : Very much unpaced / chilled / let’s ride together

> Route : City Centre Loop

> What to bring: Water / snacks / bike lock

> Fun things if you fancy : Wear colourful or sparkly clothes if you have any / flags / speakers / noise making things / we’re thinking party on wheels a.k.a. anything goes


Host Rides

Please note, most of the host rides are offering a return ride back to each starting point after our post-ride celebration hang out, these will be leaving at 3pm to return to the various destinations. Check individual rides for details.

Ride 1 : JoyRiders Manchester [Longford Park]

> Meeting point : Longford Park Cafe, Caffeine & Co

> Time : 11am

> Route : Longford Park – Manchester Road – Upper Chorlton Road – Old Birley Street – Oxford Road – City Centre

> Distance : 4 miles / 6.5 km

[No return ride to Longford Park]

>Ride Leaders : Samina + Felicity

Ride 2 : Bee Pedal Ready [Whalley Range]

> Meet : The Pavillion Cafe, in Alexandra Park

> Time : 10.30am

> Route : Alexandra Park- Chichester Road – Bonsall Street- Oxford Rd- St Peters Square

> Distance : 3 miles

> Ride Leaders : Belinda, Sabina Sloman + Bea

Ride 3 : with Station South [Levenshulme]

> Meet : Station South Benches

> Time : 10.30am

> Route : Station South – Fallowfield Loop – Platt Fields Park – Whitworth Park – City Centre

> Distance : 4.5 miles / 7.5 km

> Ride Leaders : Anna + Sarah

Ride 4 : with Bird Outdoors [Altrincham]

> Meet : Kickback Coffee, Bridgewater canal, Altrincham

> Time : 9:30 for coffee 10:00 to leave

> Route : Bridgewater Canal – Hulme – City Centre

> Distance: 8 Miles / 13km

> Ride Leaders: Hannah +Becky

Ride 5: Moston Cycle Club [Moston]

> Meet : In front of the main building at FC United Football Ground on Lightbowne Rd.

> Time : 10 am

> Route : Moston – Clayton Vale – Etihad Stadium – Ashton Canal – City Centre

> Rough distance : 11.4 miles / 18 km [round trip]

> Names of Ride Leaders : Marina, Hong and Sue

Ride 6 : with Lady Pedal [Chorlton]

> Meet : Chorlton Park – next to the car park off Nell Lane

> Time : 10.30am

> Distance : 4 miles / 6.5km

> Route : St Werburgh’s Rd – Whalley Range – Hulme – City Centre

> Ride Leaders : Hannah, Beth, Hannah Milton + Maria

Ride 7 : with Manley Bike Train [Whalley Range]

> Meet: Manley Park, M16 0AG, (by the entrance York Ave corner w/ Alport Avenue)

> Time: 10:30 to leave by 11

> Route: Whalley Range – Hulme – City Centre

> Distance: 3 miles / 4.8km

> Ride Leaders: Gosia, Cath + Lucy

Ride 8 : with Al-Hilal Communities

> Meet : Cheetwood (Unity Community PS)

> Time : 10:30am

> Route : Cheetwood to City Centre

Distance : 2.5miles

Ride Leaders : Naz + Fithawit


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

Social Event
Women Only
<10 miles

Location St Peters Square
Start Sunday 3 Mar 2024 11:00am
Finish Sunday 3 Mar 2024 3:00pm