Trans Pennine Trail - A Route to Lymm
Sunday 20th October 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.
|Cycling time||Ride distance||Suitable for||Distance from me||Ride level|
|150 Mins||27 Miles||11+ (children 11-15 with adult) Not all rides are suitable for everyone. This will tell you if the ride is suitable for you and/or your friends and family.||? Miles||
Challenging You don’t have to be the next Bradley Wiggins, but you’ll need to be fairly fit to take part in Challenging ride. As well as covering a good distance, there may well be a few hills along the way! If you fancy a fresh challenge, these rides are perfect for you.
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- Starting Point & Postcode
- Lower Car Park - Trafford Water Sports Centre Sale Water Park, Rifle Road M33 2LX
- 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 10 mins (2 hours 30 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)
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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.
An attractive route that follows the epic Trans Pennine Trail along the Mersey Valley, through Dainewell Woods, and across the eastern end of the Cheshire Plain to the charming village of Lymm. We return on road through quiet rural lanes, skirting Dunham Park, before a short urban stretch through Sale. It concludes along the recently opened Connect 2 route, the Bridgewater Way. Surfaces vary from tarmac, through compacted shale to sand, so bikes with wide tyres are a sensible choice.
Please note it is essential that anybody arriving by car, parks at the lower car park only, as the water sports centre will not let us use any other car park. Please respect their wishes so we can continue to use this fantastic start point for rides.
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 Lower Car Park ONLY - Trafford Water Sports Centre, Sale Water Park
- Nearest Train Station
- Altrincham Railway Station, 4.5 miles
- Toilet Facilities Available?
- Yes, at Externally accessible – the building shared by Deckers Restaurant and the Water Sports Centre. Toilets available at the Ranger Service in Lymm only if the Centre at Whitbarrow Road is open.
Meet the Ride Leaders
- John Houghton
- David Pickett
- Adrian Watts
Rider Comments on the Route
it was a bit muddy but to be fair a nice steady pretty flat route, specially since it goes right past my house towards the end. did wonder if the grouping should be smaller to make it more manageable or maybe the group split into 2? anyways, really well done to the sky riders for keeping it all together and safe,