Bolton Lads and Girls go to Lostock

Wednesday 13th February 2013 at 10.30am 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
Chorley Street Car Park Chorley Street BL1 4AG
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 Bolton

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.

This route is ideal for families looking to get out and about and explore their local area. Setting out from just behind Bolton Lads & Girls Club we'll quickly get away from the hustle and bustle of Bolton Town Centre and head for a taster of Queen's Park, before continuing towards the Middlebrook Valley Trail. Once on the Trail we will cruise between the canal and the train tracks all the way to Lostock Village for a little rest before making the return journey.

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.

Bolton Lads & Girls go to Lostock (Off-road)
Car Parking
Yes, at the start, Chorley Street car park, charges may apply
Nearest Train Station
Trinity Street Station, 0.7 miles 
Toilet Facilities Available?
Yes, at Inside Bolton Lads & Girls Club  

Meet the Ride Leaders

  • Ian Parkinson
    Ian Parkinson I've been cycling for about eight years and ride regularly mainly in the Bolton area. This is my fourth year with Sky Ride and I've been on rides in Blackpool, Preston, Bolton and Manchester. My hobbies include swimming, walking and music.
  • 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.

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