Sunday 7th August 2011 10:00am
Starting from - Manchester Velodrome, M3 4JR
Sky Ride events are over until next spring, but there are still tons of opportunities for you to get out on your bike.
Whether you’re saving money, considering the environment, avoiding the traffic jams, getting fit or wanting to take in some breathtaking scenery – let us point you in the right direction with cycling tips, clubs and routes in your local area.
Cycling support in Manchester
If you’re looking for a brilliant place to cycle; Manchester is it. The city has rides and routes for all abilities and all the family. British Cycling works with Manchester City Council to promote various new opportunities, new initiatives and new incentives to get you on your bike. For more details on rides, routes, clubs and so much more, click here.
Manchester City Council is committed to helping more people in Manchester get into cycling - for more information, click here.
The CycleGM website helps you to started and join in local cycling events. There’s route information too - click here for more details.
The Love Your Bike campaign is based in Manchester. This group, co-ordinated by Friends of the Earth, promotes cycling to help make it an attractive, accessible and fun way to get around. If you’re a new cycle commuter you’ll find help and support at one of the Bike Friday events in the city. Click here for more information.
The Greater Manchester Cycling Campaign is a voluntary group working to make cycling in Greater Manchester quicker, safer, easier and more enjoyable - for more information, click here.
Places to ride
There are a number of amazing routes and venues in the Manchester area to help you make the most of your cycling experience – there really is something for everyone.
Manchester is a vibrant place to cycle. And there are numerous routes; from traffic free parks to canal paths and city routes, there’s something for everyone. For more information, click here. For information concerning Greater Manchester, click here.
Fallowfield Loop Line is a great way of enjoying largely traffic free cycling in the city. That’s why we chose it for one of the Sky Ride Local rides! For more details, click here.
Manchester Airport and the Cheshire Cycleway was also enjoyed by Sky Ride Local riders this summer. If you’re new to cycling or more experienced there’s something for you. Click here for more information.
Manchester is the home of British Cycling and the National Cycling Centre and the Manchester Velodrome. It is Britain's first indoor Olympic cycling track and widely regarded as one of the world's finest and fastest board tracks. If you fancy a go at this unique experience, there are regular beginners’ sessions - click here for more information.
Platt Fields Park BMX Track and Club
Open to all. Young people can 'pay and ride' or group bookings can be taken. Click here for more information or get in touch - plattfieldsBMX@manchester.gov.uk.
The rest of the North West
There's some great on and off road riding in the North West from the Trough of Bowland in Lancashire to rugged off road trails in the Lake District. Add to this a well developed network of leisure routes on the flatter coastal area and it's clear that the North West offers a great escape for everyone. Let British Cycling be your guide: click here for more information.
For details of the Trans Pennine Trail, click here.
Joining a Local Cycling Club
British Cycling can help you to find a club that’s right for you. Click here to use the ‘club finder’ to find a club near you.
If you’re looking to join a club to improve your cycling or simply for a bit of fun, there are some great British Cycling affiliated clubs in Manchester that will be happy for you to go along and ride with them.
Greater Manchester Cycle Club
Eastlands Velo Cycling Club
Go-Ride Clubs for under 16s:
T: 07740 266109 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Astley and Tyldesley CSC
Stockport Community Cycle Club
Contact: Jim Court
T: 0161 487 2387 E: email@example.com
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