Sunday 21st April 2013 10:00am

Starting from - Heaton Park Smithy Lodge, M9 0TZ

  • 27 miles
  • Road
  • 2 hr 20 mins

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Starting point

Smithy Lodge Entrance on Middleton Road
By Golf Club entrance
Heaton Park
Greater Manchester
M9 0TZ

Heaton Park Smithy Lodge

You don’t have to be the next Bradley Wiggins, but you’ll need to know your way around a bike and be fairly fit to take part in our Challenging rides. If you’re comfortable riding with other people and fancy a fresh challenge, these rides are perfect for you. They start at around twenty miles long, and are paced at between 11 and 12 miles an hour.

This is our BIG TOUR of some of the parks situated to the north of Greater Manchester. The ride leaves Heaton Park and climbs steadily towards Tandlehill Park in Oldham. From there we climb steeply over the Pennines and drop into Saddleworth to arrive at the very welcome midway rest point.  The ride then climbs steeply back over the Pennines and drops down into Oldham and Alexander Park. On our home stretch we enjoy one more steady climb through Oldham for good measure before gradually dropping down back to Heaton Park. You will be rewarded with  some great scenery as we pass over the big hills on this circular route which is only suitable for road bikes.  Bring your cycling legs...and enjoy the views!

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