Woody Wonder Wanderer

Sunday 18th November at 10.00am This is what time the ride will set off. It’s best to get to the starting point at least 15 minutes beforehand to avoid missing the start.

Starting Point & Postcode
Frenchwood Recreation Ground car park Esplanade PR1 4PJ
Overall Duration On a long ride, it’s sometimes good to have a little break in the middle, or maybe a catch up at the beginning or end to keep it sociable. This means that the overall ride duration may be longer than the actual cycling time.
2 hours 30 mins  (1 hours 50 mins cycling)
Bike Type You probably don’t want to drag your road bike across bumpy trails. Maybe you want to make the most of the suspension on your mountain bike. This helps you match your ride to your bike.
Mountain Bike, Hybrid (off road tyres) 
Suitable for Child Trailers
No 
Sky Ride Local
Guided Rides Great routes and support from trained leaders

Preston

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What other riders think of this route

Sky Ride Local in Preston

If you’re fairly confident on your bike on dirt and gravel surfaces and ready to broaden your cycling horizons, our Off-Road Steady rides are ideal. At a comfortable pace, and possibly with some modest hills along the way, there is barely a metre of tarmac in sight on these rides so come and enjoy the scrunch of gravel and the squelch of mud under your tyres with us! Rides are between 6 and 15 miles long, at a moderate pace of between 7 and 10 miles an hour.

Join us on this mainly circular route utilising the south east corner of the Preston Guild Wheel, which follows the River Ribble as far as Brockholes Nature Reserve.  Taking in 6 of the woods in Preston throughout this 12 mile ride, this really is a great off-road route near the heart of Preston.  You'll definitiely be back for more once you've had a taste!

Additional Information

Helmets must be worn by all under 18's regardless of ride level.
The minimum age for these rides is 11, there must be no child trailers or child seats, the child capable of riding within the demands of the off-road specification.
Please bring equipment with you to repair punctures.
Ride Leaders are there to help but are not responsible for your bike.
All rides leave at the time stated you must arrive early Ride Leaders will not wait.

Car Parking
Yes, at start point, Frenchwood Rec Car Park
Nearest Train Station
Preston Station, 1 mile 
Toilet Facilities Available?
Yes, at Café in Avenham Park  

Meet the Ride Leaders

  • Jim Taylor
    Jim Taylor Hi,
    I’m Jim Taylor and have been cycling for the past 16 years. This is my 3rd year as a Sky Ride Leader and each year the variety of rides has just got better. Cycling has given me immense pleasure over the years and the opportunity to help other to also share that enjoyment is the reason I became a Sky Ride Leader.
    For the past 2 years I have been a Volunteer Bike Leader for Wigan Leisure Services Active Living Team which aims to help people get back cycling. The rides are all off-road and are suitable for beginners and those who are a little more confident.
    I am also a volunteer ranger for the cycling charity Sustrans. This entails promoting the work of Sustrans at various events and helping to maintain, sign and promote cycle routes on the National Cycle Network.
    I look forward to riding with you all to provide plenty of enjoyment and fun on all the rides.
  • Joy Lummis
    Joy Lummis Hi I'm Joy and I love riding my bike. I look forward to meeting others who want to have fun cycling and make new friends whilst getting a bit fitter. All levels of rider welcome. Lots of advice and encouragement if needed. Hope to see you soon .
    Find us on facebook - Breeze Network Lancashire.
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Breeze-Network-Lancashire/139321362812154
  • Allan Roberts
    Allan Roberts Hi I'm Allan,I did my first ride in 2010 the Manchester City Ride. After that I was hooked I've done at least one ride every weekend since. Met some nice people, made some good friends and have joined a social cycling group. This is my third year as a ride leader and looking forward to it

Rider Comments on the Route

  • dave harvey Saturday 2nd August
  • Joy Lummis Saturday 12th July great route with varied terrain :)
  • IAN CHAMBERLAIN Saturday 12th July
  • IAN CHAMBERLAIN Saturday 12th July

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