Avenham Amble

Sunday 24th March 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
Frenchwood Recreation Ground car park Esplanade PR1 4PJ
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.
1 hours 40 mins  (1 hours 0 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
Sky Ride Local
Guided Rides Great routes and support from trained leaders


Sky Ride Local in Preston

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.

Join us on this gentle 6 mile off-road ride through Avenham and Miller Parks with a trip out to the Old Tram Road. You will be surprised just how much you are in the countryside but so close to the city at the same time!

Additional Information

Helmets must be worn by all under 18's regardless of ride level.
The minimum age for these rides is 8, there must be no child trailers or child seats, children must be 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 start point, Frenchwood Rec Car Park
Nearest Train Station
Preston Station, 1 mile 
Toilet Facilities Available?
Yes, at Café in Avenham Park  

Meet the Ride Leaders

  • Jason Mayor
    Jason Mayor Hi. This is my fourth year leading SKY Ride Local. I am a regular cycle commuter and like nothing more that getting the whole family on their bikes and going for a ride. I have done a few longer charity rides and sportives. Just completed Morecambe to Bridlington coast to coast ride.
  • Keith Singleton
    Keith Singleton A keen year round cyclist, with a good milage under my belt, cycle to work a great deal, and get out at every availible oppurtunity. love the outdoors and fresh air, get satisfaction from passing my knowledge ansd skillls on, to enable other people to enjoy cycling.

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