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England : Greater Manchester Wrigley Velo CC - towpath & cyclepath ride Sun 26th Nov 2017

Discussion in 'CycleChat and Recreational Rides' started by Wrigley Velo, 14 Nov 2017.

  1. Wrigley Velo

    Wrigley Velo New Member

    Hi Everybody :hello:

    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. :okay:
     
  2. Kestevan

    Kestevan Last of the Summer Winos

    Location:
    Holmfirth.
    Might well turn up with Mrs Kes to offer some moral support.
     
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  3. I like Skol

    I like Skol Hold my beer and watch this..........

    Location:
    Ashton-under-Lyne
    Maybe not quite what she might expect when you offer to take her out to the Trafford Centre.......
     
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  4. Kestevan

    Kestevan Last of the Summer Winos

    Location:
    Holmfirth.
    More worryingly she knows there's a big Evans cycles near chill factor.... God knows how much that may end up costing me...
     
  5. OP
    OP
    Wrigley Velo

    Wrigley Velo New Member

  6. dan_bo

    dan_bo How much does it cost to Oldham?

    Location:
    Failsworth
    Won't be out for this guys- gotta be back early doors. Will be putting up a WVCC llandegla do the week after mind....