Saturday 3rd August 2013 10:00am

Starting from - <p><strong>Winstanley Bikes, Unit 9, Martland Court, Challenge Way, Wigan. WN5 0LU</strong></p> <p></p> <p><strong>Coming far?</strong>  The nearest train stations are Wigan North Western and Wigan Wallgate approximately 15 minutes ride away.  For more information on train times please visit the National Rail Enquires <a href="http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/">website</a>.</p>, WN5 0LU

  • 20 miles
  • All bike types
  • 5 hr 30 mins

Starting point

WN5 0LU

Winstanley Bikes, Unit 9, Martland Court, Challenge Way, Wigan. WN5 0LU Coming far?  The nearest train stations are Wigan North Western and Wigan Wallgate approximately 15 minutes ride away.  For more information on train times please visit the National Rail Enquires website.

We’ll meet canal side, starting near Wigan Pier at the Trencherfield Mill site at the bottom lock. The ride is approximately 22 miles along the flat towpath of the Leeds Liverpool Canal heading to Burscough Wharf, where we will stop have lunch and take a well earned rest before the return journey commences.  The path is partly paved but then does become the traditional canal side path so mountain bikes are best suited to this terrain, especially if we have had rain previously.  Hybrids have been used on this ride but please be aware of the changing terrain in the wet. Bring plenty of snacks and a drink as this is a long ride and advisable to dress for the British weather with plenty of spare clothing just in case. Helmets are advisable and it is a good idea to bring a spare inner tube along but don't worry if you haven't got one.  Children are welcome on this ride as long as they can do the distance and MUST wear a helmet or will not be allowed to take part. If  the weather is particularly bad and the path has become water logged the ride will be reduced to 17 miles stopping at Parbold. This ride is a popular one so please log on the website to secure you place as we are limited to 8 riders per leader. We always ride to the slowest of the group as this is a social, friendly bike ride, where you can get fit, have fun and make lots of friends. Bike hire is available at £10 from Winstanley Cycles but you must organise this prior to the ride. Please email me to arrange.
Please log on www.breezebikerides.com and register on the ride to secure a place  Any questions contact Sandra via email: breezenetworkwigan@gmail.com    For more information on rides near you please see our North West Facebook pages: Breeze network Wigan
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