Wilmslow to Tatton Park Circular - Strong Plus

Sunday 21st 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
Wilmslow Parish Church Car Park Cliff Road SK9 4AA
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.
3 hours 5 mins  (2 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.
Road 
Suitable for Child Trailers
No 
Sky Ride Local
Guided Rides Great routes and support from trained leaders

Manchester

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What other riders think of this route

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.

This stunning 32 mile ride in the South of Manchester takes in the beautiful surroundings of Tatton Park, one of the North West’s most popular heritage attractions and Quarry Bank Mill where you will see natural wildlife at its best. The ride showcases the beautiful countryside which can be found on your doorstep.

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 Pay and display carpark at Wilmslow Parish Hall
Nearest Train Station
Wilmslow Train Station, 0.4 miles 

Meet the Ride Leaders

  • Laurence Moore
    Laurence Moore I've been pretty much a lone cyclist all my adult life and enjoyed the solitude and time for reflection that it's brought. But last year, with no great enthusiasm on my part, our daughter persuaded me to participate in a couple of Skyride events and I enjoyed them that much that I applied for and became a ride leader last December. The events brought home something that I guess I've known for a long time, and that's that if there were enough cyclists around every corner of every road then drivers would have to start noticing us and the roads would be far safer for all. So I see the rides as helping to promote and encourage (and perhaps help with the confidence that's needed for) the greater use of bikes. Bring on the revolution. Please supply your own puncture repair kit and pump though.
  • Paul Cheers
    Paul Cheers Hi there. 2013 will be my first year as a Sky Ride Leader but I'm very much looking forward to it, and can't wait to get out on as many rides as possible with you all.

    I've been cycling regularly since 2008. I fell back in love with cycling as a result of the rapid rise in fuel prices at the time and obtaining a nice bike on the Cycle To Work Scheme. The rest is history, and I've never looked back.

    I started out commuting to save money, get fit and lose weight, and now regularly take part in Sportives and charity events. I now love nothing more than jumping on my road bike, and hitting the open country roads around my home for a few hours. However, I also enjoy just as much, hitching the trailer up to my hybrid and tootling off around my local cycle paths and parks with my family.

    My cycling goals for this year was to complete the Ride London 100 in a respectable time which I did recently by posting a ride time of 4hrs 54mins for the 100 miles; and to get as many of you having fun cycling.

    If I can do it so can you, so why not come along an join us, and let's see what cycling has in store for you :-) See you soon. Paul
  • Ian Gent
    Ian Gent Hi, I'm Ian, I've been a keen cyclist and mountain bike rider for many years. This is my 4th year as Sky Ride Leader. I've got a good knowledge of the local ride routes. I'm equally happy doing road or trail rides that can be 5 or 50 miles, so can help you to enjoy your Sky ride whatever your level of cycling. Sky riding is about having fun on your bike in a safe environment - so book on to a ride and have a very enjoyable day out

Rider Comments on the Route

  • Tom PARK Thursday 31st July
  • Tom PARK Thursday 31st July
  • Stephen Downing Friday 18th July
  • Raymond Jenkinson Sunday 21st April Nice Ride, Good People, what more could you want from a Sunday morning ride

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