Pennine Escape - Strong Plus

Monday 1st April at 9.00am 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
Front Car Park (outside Evans Cycles) National Cycling Centre Stuart Street M11 4DQ
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 45 mins  (2 hours 5 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.
Road 

Sky Ride Local in Manchester

Challenging rides on the road for adults only

If you’ve been riding a road bike for a while, and perhaps been thinking about joining a cycling club, these rides – brand new for 2012 – are for you. The prospect of a speedy pace over twenty to fifty miles, and the strong likelihood of some hills thrown in along the way, means our Ride Strong Plus rides are not for the faint-hearted.


Starting and finishing at The National Cycling Centre home of Team GB, this challenging ride follows quiet country lanes through the Medlock valley before passing through the outskirts of Daisy Nook and over Hartshead Pike, where you'll feel a world away from the hustle-and-bustle of Manchester.  Then it's onto the picturesque village of Uppermill before enjoying the route back to the National Cycling Centre.  Remember to bring your cycling legs!


If you've already tried one of our Ride Strong Plus rides and you're ready for the next challenge, why not try a British Cycling Sportive?

Additional Information

Helmets must be worn by all under 18's regardless of ride level.
Please make sure your bike is in good working order and 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 National Cycling Centre
Nearest Train Station
Ashburys 1 mile  
Changing Facilities Available?
Yes, at National Cycling Centre  
Toilet Facilities Available?
Yes, at National Cycling Centre  

Meet the Ride Leaders

  • Andrew Taylor Andrew Taylor Hi, this is my second year as a ride leader and looking forward to meeting more people wanting to get out on there bike for fun or fitness.

    I am a personal trainer and my sport of choice is dualthon and triathlon, I enjoy feeling the freedom of running and riding in the great outdoors.

    I believe that cycling is for all and I am really looking forward to meeting you and helping you either start your journey into cycling or continue to help in making cycling enjoyable for you.
    See you on a ride soon.

Rider Comments on the Route

  1. paul crisp Monday 1st April
    A pretty challenging ride for most folks but very satisfying. Pity it's not a loop although for the most part the return over the same terrain isn't boring.
  2. MM Yok Friday 29th March
    Fabulous ride and done lots of climb which is I have never do that before. Will join the ride again, if they don't mind to wait me and left me behind :)

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