England : Greater Manchester Touring club

Discussion in 'Cycling Clubs' started by hoppym27, 8 Oct 2017.

  1. hoppym27

    hoppym27 Well-Known Member

    Anyone know of any touring club in Manchester or surrounding area where the emphasis isn't speed but is nice long leisurely rides and where having a lightweight carbon road bike isn't a requirement
  2. Domus

    Domus Über Member

    Sunny Radcliffe
    No, but if you start one I could be interested. In bed at the moment feeling rather tender. Not up to sitting on a bike that's for sure. When I am ready my riding is
    50 kms ish and good coffee. Early 60s and been riding just over 2 years.
  3. ColinJ

    ColinJ A big clot!

    We organise lots of forum rides up here that are like that - some examples! :okay: New faces always welcome.

    50-125 miles (80-200 km) at overall speeds of about 8-12 mph (13 -21 kph). Often (but not always) hilly. Shorter rides usually one cafe stop, longer ones two.

    I will be organising 100 km rides in November and December, probably from Todmorden. That is unless we get an early, brutal winter, or something untoward happens before then!

    Watch out for the annual 200 km ride from Victoria station to do a big loop in Cheshire. That is usually at the start of June.
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  4. Would certainly be interested. Nothing too strenuous or speeds like Warp Factor Nine.
  5. ColinJ

    ColinJ A big clot!

    Ha ha - I just spotted your 'Hello' post and invited you there! :okay:
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  6. Katherine

    Katherine Guru Moderator

    There is a touring club like that in Manchester. I'll try and find it..
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    Katherine Guru Moderator

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    Katherine Guru Moderator

  9. TeeShot

    TeeShot Über Member

    Ahh, that's my lot !!!

    If you like an easy paced ride, good company, tasty café/pub stops I would highly recommend them
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  10. bigjim

    bigjim Guru

    Manchester. UK
    Yea I ride with them too. I always thing of it as a Gentlemans day out. But we have a few ladies too. They do tend to up the pace a little bit though if it looks like we may not get back to Costa before they close.
    Last edited: 22 Oct 2017
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  11. Pumpkin the robot

    Pumpkin the robot Über Member

    A friend of mine runs a group called Prestwich pootlers. They do a couple of tours a year, normally a variation on coast to coast over 3 or 4 days. Pace is leisurely.
    There is also a face book based group Manchester social cycling that normally do a couple of rides a month, one of them is normally an intro ride for people that have not done group riding before. Pace is normally around 12-14mph but they ride at the pace of the slowest rider, nobody is left behind. Their rides normally leave from the velodrome and go out to Cheshire, or North towards Hollingworth lake/Hebdon Bridge.
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