Melody of Mud

Sunday 9th December 2012 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
Car Park at entrance to HMP Forest Bank Prison Livia, Forest Bank off Agecroft Road, Pendlbury M27 8FB
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 25 mins  (1 hours 45 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 
Accessible Route Accessible routes have been British Cycling assessed, with guidance from disability charities - meaning they are suitable for the majority of adaptive bikes. The route will have no or low levels of traffic, there will be plenty of space and will have a good surface throughout
No 
Sky Ride Local
Guided Rides Great routes and support from trained leaders

Manchester

What other riders think of this route

Sky Ride Local in Manchester

'Melody of Mud' is a mainly flat route starting out in the outskirts of Manchester, an area chosen for its short climbs and wooded paths. This 12 mile route passes along the canal system before returning through some interesting terrain. Cobbles and muddy tracks are the main attraction and the recipe for a perfect off-road ride!

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 location at entrance to HMS Forest Bank Prison, more available at car park at Drinkwater
Nearest Train Station
Clifton Station, 1.5 miles 
Toilet Facilities Available?
Yes, at McDonalds Radcliffe, asda  

Meet the Ride Leaders

  • Joy Lummis
    Joy Lummis Hi I'm Joy and I love riding my bike. I have been leading Breeze rides for 6 years and Skyrides for the last 5 years. 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 me on facebook - Breeze Network Lancashire.
  • 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
  • Christine Huggins
    Christine Huggins Hi, my name is Christine and I took up cycling six years ago after going to Wales with my family for a holiday. We wanted to see more of the views and what a better way than get on a bike. From that day on I was hooked. When home I went on the internet to find local cycling clubs joined the CCO (Cycling Club Oldham ) then came across Sky Ride. I enjoyed the rides so much that I thought of becoming a Ride Leader by doing that more people like you can enjoy the rides.

Rider Comments on the Route

  • Ruth Taylor Sunday 25th September
  • Paul Bloomer Wednesday 21st September Well led steady ride on a good route; a thoroughly enjoyable few hours to be recommended as a gentle Sunday morning spin.
  • Jay Quincey Tuesday 20th September
  • Anna-Victoria O'Neill Tuesday 20th September Always a great route - done this one around 4 or 5 times now. Ace ride leaders who are knowledgeable and fun to ride with. They even managed to order glorious sunshine for this mi-September ride! I missed the oodles of mud though (I made sure I rode through any mud that I could find though), lol!!

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