Follow the Old Brick Road

Sunday 28th April 2013 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
Poynton Civic Centre car park Opposite entrance to Bulkeley Road, off Park Lane SK12 1RB
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.
Suitable for Child Trailers
Sky Ride Local
Guided Rides Great routes and support from trained leaders


What other riders think of this route

Sky Ride Local in Manchester

You don’t have to be the next Bradley Wiggins, but you’ll need to know your way around a bike and be fairly fit to take part in our Challenging rides. If you’re comfortable riding with other people and fancy a fresh challenge, these rides are perfect for you. They start at around twenty miles long, and are paced at between 11 and 12 miles an hour.

Starting in the great little town of Poynton we explore the amazing countryside and towns around the Peak District.  You may never win the 'King of the Mountains' jersey, but if you can do this ride you'll at least feel that you might have been a contender as it's a wonderful (but tough) ride over one of the Peak District's iconic climbs.  Prepare for a real sense of achievement once you are at the top, and we're sure you'll agree it's well worth the effort for the views.  After a few more climbs (thrown in for good measure) on the return journey, you'll be ready for a cup of tea and slice of cake back in Poynton. Please be aware that this ride is not for the faint of heart!

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 start point, Poynton Civic Centre car park
Nearest Train Station
Poynton Station, 0.5 miles 
Toilet Facilities Available?
Yes, at Costa Coffee  

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 Diggle
    Paul Diggle Hi, my name is Paul and I have been cycling for the past few years since giving up playing football. My interest in the sky rides began when I went on the Manchester Sky Ride and has grown since. Became a leader to help more people get on their bikes and have fun out and about and enjoy getting fit. Completed the Manchester to Blackpool ride in July 2012 and July 2013. Completed the Coast to Coast in May 2014 and raised over £1500 for the local hospice. Now in the 4th year as a ride leader and looking forward to seeing more people on their bikes

Rider Comments on the Route

  • Paul Martin Saturday 6th December
  • Rob Howe Saturday 29th November
  • Tom PARK Thursday 31st July
  • Graham Parker Wednesday 23rd July My second completion of this ride and it remains just as hilly but just as enjoyable!

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