Ransack Rivington

Sunday 24th February 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 on Rivington Lane Located on the left just past Rivington & Blackrod High School BL6 7RU
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 5 mins  (1 hours 25 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 
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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.

Rivington really is the jewel in the crown of the majestic West Pennine Moors. The village and its beautiful countryside sit on the lower flanks of Winter Hill.  Unbelievably, the top of Winter Hill was once at sea level covered in lush tropical forest.  At the turn of the century William Hesketh Lever, of Lever Brothers washing powder fame, spent some of his fortune on buying the whole manor and created the 'false' ruin of Liverpool Castle and of course the Terraced Gardens.  Your journey is a double loop along the leafy tree lined trails, making the most of the spectacular scenery and iconic landmarks.

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 Car park on Rivington Lane, located on the left just past Rivington & Blackrod High School
Nearest Train Station
Horwich Parkway Railway Station, 3.4 miles 
Toilet Facilities Available?
Yes, at Public toilets to the rear of Great House Barn (aka Bottom Barn or Lower Barn), Rivington Ln, Rivington, Bolton  

Meet the Ride Leaders

  • 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.
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  • Steven Green Steven Green Hello, if you enjoy cycling as much as I do, and also like a laugh, and don't take things too seriously. Then Sky Rides are right up your street..I've made some good friends and think you will too. See you soon.
  • 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

  1. Phil Perkins Sunday 3rd August
  2. Alan Staton Thursday 31st July
  3. Alan Staton Thursday 31st July
  4. zhang wei Monday 28th July

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