Here are the bike rides that SLH organised in 2019. They were generally shorter than the previous year, for cyclists and families of all ages, who might lack confidence on a bike. On the daytime rides we met at 9.45 in the Moor Top pub car park Heaton Moor, with rides ending around 12.30, with a refreshment break during the morning.
May 18th, Saturday. Fallowfield.
An almost entirely off-road ride, using some of the Fallowfield Loop.
Distance: 10 miles
June 23rd, Sunday. Didsbury and Didsbury Park
This trip uses the Trans Pennine Trail (TPT). It’s 30 years since the TPT was established and we’ll be celebrating with cakes and drinks in Didsbury!
Distance: 7 miles
July 20th, Saturday. Stockport town centre
On this ride we’ll show you routes to get to Stockport using quiet roads and off-road paths.
Distance: 6 miles
August 2nd, Friday evening: HandleBards (The Girls): The Tempest.
The HandleBards, a troupe of Shakespearean players, will perform on the Fallowfield Loop, at the Quadrants in Levenshulme. These are pay-what-you-can events, doors open at 5:30pm and curtain at 6:30pm. Bring a rug and a picnic. The route there is largely off-road on well-surfaced tracks.
Meet at 5.15: Moor Top pub car park
Distance: 3 miles each way
Finish time: performances end about 8:30pm.
September 8th, Sunday. Manchester Museum
A longer ride on quiet routes to get to the University of Manchester and the museum, via the Fallowfield Loop.
Distance: 14 miles.