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Bike Ride to Lyme Park

October 5 @ 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Visit one of the region’s most popular beauty spots in the Peak District National Park and leave the car at home!

Lyme Park is just 11 miles away by bike, and you don’t have to use the A6 to get there. Our route takes you through residential streets out to Hazel Grove, then quiet country lanes through woods and alongside rivers. We take you briefly onto the Middlewood Way, where there are options for a coffee stop, before entering Lyme Park from the lesser known South West entrance. A short climb through the woods on a gravel track brings you to the House at Lyme and the Timber Yard Café where you can picnic or buy lunch.

We will stay at Lyme Park for around an hour, so you can wander around, use the adventure play area or walk up to ‘The Cage’ – you may even see some of the famous Lyme Park deer!

On the return journey we pass Disley station, where there are hourly (bike friendly) trains back to Heaton Chapel (22 minutes journey time). Or you can stay with us returning via High Lane, Torkington Lane, Offerton and Stockport Town Centre – it’s downhill all the way (well mostly….).

This event is designed for families, but littlies may find the distance a bit far and the ride up to Lyme is not suitable for trailers.

The Route: is perfect for riders of all skill levels, and is mostly on quiet cycle roads and cycle paths. There is a fair amount of crossing of main roads and there are a few short but steep sections where you may find it easier to get off and push. The gravel track up to Lyme is steep and rough, we recommend at least 28mm tyres and good range of gears!

The Scenery: The scenery around Lyme Park is breathtaking – it’s part of the National Park for good reason and you will be amazed at how far away the city seems. On most days, you can see both the Manchester skyline and Kinder Scout, the highest point of the Peaks.

Bring: Please bring a roadworthy bike, a drink and either a picnic lunch or money for lunch at Lyme Park. Also bring a bike lock in case you want to leave your bike whilst you wander around the park

Weather: Please check the weather forecast and dress accordingly. As this is a long day out, we may cancel if the weather is too bad.

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October 5
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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