Hi Everybody A bit more advanced notice for this ride. The plan is to depart from the Portland Basin Visitors centre in Ashton-under-Lyne at 10am and ride along canals and the Fallowfield Loop cycle path around South Mancheter to the Chill Factore, Just beyond the Trafford Centre. This is a great introductory ride as the towpath surface is good, the cycle path is excellent and the ride is almost completely flat. There are only about 1.5 miles of road riding in the route and the distance is approx. 15 miles in each direction. A 30 mile ride obviously earns a stop for refreshment and we have a choice as next door to the Chill Factore is a Costa coffee for..... coffee (and cake obviously) or a Weatherspoon's where we can get something from the breakfast menu if that is your cup of tea. The route is suitable for any bike as the surface is almost completely good tarmac so best road bike, hybrid or mountain bike will do, but it might be slightly slower on the MTB. This won't be a speedy ride and nobody will be left behind. Route here - https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26491358 Ride leader is @I like Skol who is running this ride on behalf of Wrigley Velo CC. Wrigley Velo CC is a new, friendly, informal cycling club that has just been established in East Manchester. The club intends to be a sociable gathering of like minded riders of all ages who want to ride together for leisure or competition, be it on or off-road. Anyone is welcome, please come along and meet us to see if this friendly, inclusive club could be for you.