Trans Pennine Trail - A route to Lymm
Sunday 3rd 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.
|Cycling time||Ride distance||Suitable for||Distance from me||Ride level|
|230 Mins||27 Miles||11+ (children 11-15 with adult) Not all rides are suitable for everyone. This will tell you if the ride is suitable for you and/or your friends and family.||? Miles||
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- Starting Point & Postcode
- Lower Car Park - Trafford Water Sports Centre Sale Water Park, Rifle Road M33 2LX
- 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.
- 4 hours 30 mins (3 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)
Sky Ride Local in Manchester
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.
An attractive route that follows the epic Trans Pennine Trail along the Mersey Valley, through Dainewell Woods and across the eastern end of the Cheshire Plain to the charming village of Lymm. We return on road through quiet rural lanes, skirting Dunham Park, before a short urban stretch through Sale. It concludes along the recently opened Connect 2 route, the Bridgewater Way. Surfaces vary from tarmac, through compacted shale to sand, so bikes with wide tyres are a sensible choice. Please note it is essential that anybody arriving by car at Sale Water Park parks at the lower car park.
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 Lower Car Park only - Trafford Water Sports Centre, Sale Water Park
- Nearest Train Station
- Altrincham Railway Station, 4.5 miles
- Toilet Facilities Available?
- Yes, at Externally accessible – the building shared by Deckers Restaurant and the Water Sports Centre. Toilets available at the Ranger Service in Lymm only if the Centre at Whitbarrow Road is open.
Meet the Ride Leaders
- Ian Gent
- Laurence Moore
- Mike Bower