SLH Bike Rides for 2021

SLH rides 2021.

Subject to expected Covid unlocking rules.
Discover some local, quiet cycle routes by joining us on our rides in and around the area. These round-trip, free rides are open to all, and there’s a mixture of short rides making them suitable for those who want to get back on their bikes and for families, a couple venture a bit further afield and some could form part of your commute. You’ll get exercise and have fun in good company, while our experienced cycle leaders will see no-one is left behind and may even mend any punctures!

For all these rides, numbers are limited, so to book your places or for queries about the rides, email Just let us know how many adults and children will be coming and on which trips. Bring a roadworthy bike and under 18s must be accompanied by an adult. Looking forward to seeing you!

June 13th Sunday. Abney Hall
We’ll be on some quiet roads but our route is largely off-road including a section of the Trans Pennine Trail down to the Mersey. At Abney there’s the little cafe to enjoy and for those who want, a short game of rounders.
Meet at 10:15 Moor Top pub car park, Heaton Moor
Distance: 6 miles
Finish time: around 12:30.

July 18th Sunday. Reddish Vale
We’re heading over to one of our popular destinations once more, the Reddish Vale visitor centre with its friendly cafe and small exhibition area. Our route is the Trans Pennine Trail through the green corridor by the river Tame, and is very largely off-road along good trails.
Meet at 10:15 Love Lane park, Heaton Norris
Distance: 6 miles
Finish time: about 12:30

Aug 8th Sunday. Macclesfield canal via Chadkirk & Middlewood Way
A longer ride, using the Trans Pennine Trail, Alan Newton Way and the Middlewood Way we’ll finish up at the small cafe at Bailey’s Trading Post on the Macclesfield canal, though nearby are the Boars Head inn and the Anson engine museum. And you could continue on a short & quiet, albeit rough track into Lyme Park. Almost all off-road.
Meet at 10:15 Love Lane park, Heaton Norris
Distance: 21 miles with couple of short hills (easily walkable).
Finish time: around 4:30pm.

Aug 22nd Sunday. Manchester, Central Library, St Peter’s Square
Via part of the new Heatons Link: along Buckingham Rd & Nelstrop Lane. Then along the Fallowfield Loop. We’ll go by the Whitworth and Manchester Museum, and along the Oxford Rd cycleway to St Peter’s Square.
Meet at 10:15 Moor Top pub car park, Heaton Moor
Distance: 14 miles
Finish time: 1:30pm

September 12th Sunday. Media City, Salford Docks and Ordsall Hall
A trip of contrasts ….. with the journey there using the Fallowfield Loop Greenway to 3 very different destinations within a stone’s throw of each other: Media City’s new steel & glass, the Victorian heavy duty masonry and bridges of the Salford docks and then Ordsall Hall, parts of which date from 1360 with, in its grounds, carefully tended allotments.
Meet at 10:15 Community Orchard. by The Meadows, Heaton Chapel.
Distance: 22 miles flat.
Finish time: around 4pm