Too many gates which our bikes struggled to get through & slowed us downNeil armsden
Bardsley Car Park, West side of Oldham Road (A627)
If you’re fairly confident on your bike on dirt and gravel surfaces and ready to broaden your cycling horizons, our Off-Road Steady rides are ideal. At a comfortable pace, and possibly with some modest hills along the way, there is barely a metre of tarmac in sight on these rides so come and enjoy the scrunch of gravel and the squelch of mud under your tyres with us! Rides are between 6 and 15 miles long, at a moderate pace of between 7 and 10 miles an hour.
This is a great chance to explore a little used part of the Medlock Valley Country Park. The route starts at Bardsley on the Ashton/Oldham boarder and follows the now disused Manchester to Ashton Under Lyne canal. After passing through Daisy Nook we pick up the Hollinwood branch of the canal, with a spectacular ride across the M60 motorway to Droylsden, before looping round to rejoin the canal for the return ride. A fabulous opportunity to ride in a breathtaking part of the Medlock Valley Country Park with stunning views across the valley to the village of Woodhouses.
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