Peeking at the Peaks!

Saturday 30th 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
Car park near to Rosehill Train Station SK6 6EE
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 20 mins  (1 hours 40 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
Accessible Route Accessible routes have been British Cycling assessed, with guidance from disability charities - meaning they are suitable for the majority of adaptive bikes. The route will have no or low levels of traffic, there will be plenty of space and will have a good surface throughout
Sky Ride Local
Guided Rides Great routes and support from trained leaders


What other riders think of this route

Sky Ride Local in Manchester

If you’re fairly confident on your bike and ready to broaden your cycling horizons, our Steady rides are ideal. At a comfortable pace, and possibly with some modest hills along the way, rides take place on mainly quiet roads with plenty of sights along the way. Rides are between 6 and 20 miles long, at a moderate pace of between 7 and 10 miles an hour.

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.

Come and join us on this completely off-road ride along the old Marple to Macclesfield railway line 'The Middlewood Way'. This route is the perfect way to enjoy a fun, rural bike ride. You'll have nothing to worry about but the view and possibly the llamas! The route edges along below the Peak District which can be seen shimmering in the background. The route is gravel and some mud so not suitable for road bikes and make sure your tyres are pumped up then just sit back and enjoy the ride.

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. 

Children under the age of 5 do not need to register and must be in a BSI approved child seat, trailer or tag-a-long.

Car Parking
Yes, at start point - Entrance to Middlewood Way and at Rosehill Railway Station
Nearest Train Station
Rosehilll Railway Station, 50m 

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.
  • Mark Royle Higginson
    Mark Royle Higginson Hello All, I have been on and off bikes most of my life. i love the outdoors (kayaking, canoeing, climbing, mountaineering). i have cycled on and off road in many parts of the north, i love it!!!! come and join us and maybe u will enjoy the many benefits we all get from cycling.

Rider Comments on the Route

  • john blair Thursday 1st October Good rides and good leaders.
  • karen Johnson Friday 4th September
  • Peter Flynn Thursday 3rd September
  • Peter Flynn Thursday 3rd September

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