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A leisurely social bike ride for slightly more experienced cyclists starting in Manchester City Centre. This event is 20-30 miles, followed by optional lunch.
The cycle ride will be roughly a few hours and we’ll be cycling along canal tow paths, cycle track and quiet suburban roads (as much as possible). Road cyclists: Please be aware some paths might be a little rough and bumpy for thin tyres, but doable none the less. Mountain bikers: As much as possible we will try and keep off roads, but some navigation on-road will be unavoidable.
We may stop for lunch part way round the ride or at the end.
Your will need a bike. Any bike should do, so long as it's in reasonable working order. Apart from your bike you may want some of the following: Puncture repair kit (or better still a spare inner tube) and tyre levers. Also any special tools that your bike needs. Food - bring small snacks such as biscuits, energy bars or gels, bananas, chocolate or dried fruit is great too A cycling bottle attached to your bike and plenty of water Eye protection - impact from a bee, grit or even a fly at speed is extremely unpleasant, sunglasses may do if not made of glass and not too shaded. Clothing: choose suitable clothes and footwear for the weather forecast and time of year. You will be exercising so lightweight layered clothing is best. Footwear - Appropriate to your bike Cyclist's Helmet - Ride Out Manchester policy asks you to wear a helmet. Bag - Not essential, but if the weather is likely to be changeable or you wish to carry supplies and clothing, a small ruck sack or pannier bags attached to your bike could be very useful. We don't want you getting cold or wet. Sun cream (if it's summer) - you just never know with the UK weather! Bike lock - keep your bike safe if we go for a drink