Lock and Quay

Saturday 7th September 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
Winstanley Bikes, Unit 9, Martland Court, Challenge Way, Wigan. WN5 0LU   Coming far?  The nearest train stations are Wigan North Western and Wigan Wallgate approximately 15 minutes ride away.  For more information on train times please visit the National Rail Enquires website.  WN5 0LU
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.
5 hours 0 mins  (4 hours 0 mins cycling)

Breeze Bike Rides in Wigan

This ride is just under 23 miles in total along the Leeds Liverpool Canal starting in Wigan.  We’ll stop midway stop at Lock and Quay, Chorley where we will sample the menu and stop for lunch.  


The first part of the ride is a climb taking in all the locks from the bottom lock all the way to Top Lock at Aspull with the path almost all the way made from imprinted concrete.  From there the canal twists and turns with the towpath very flat until we take the lunchtime stop. 


The path can get muddy and have a few puddles in places, especially if we have had rain but are suitable for mountain bikes.


This is a longer ride than usual but will ride to the slowest rider and can have rest stops should we need them as we head to Chorley.


Helmets are advised to be worn and if you have a spare inner tube please bring along as this is easier than trying to repair a puncture (especially if it is raining) but don't let this stop you taking part. 


This ride is a popular one so please book on the website to secure your place as ride leaders are limited to 8 riders per leader


Please bring a drink with you and any snacks you may require along the way.


 


Bike hire is available at £10 from Winstanley Cycles but you must organise this prior to the ride. Please email me to arrange.



Please log on www.breezebikerides.com and register on the ride to secure a place


 Any questions contact Sandra via email: breezenetworkwigan@gmail.com   


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Starting Point
Winstanley Bikes, Unit 9, Martland Court, Challenge Way, Wigan. WN5 0LU   Coming far?  The nearest train stations are Wigan North Western and Wigan Wallgate approximately 15 minutes ride away.  For more information on train times please visit the National Rail Enquires website. 
Starting Postcode
WN5 0LU

Meet the Champions

  • Sandra Green Sandra Green Hi I am Sandra Green, I have been riding for a few years on a mountain bike but have always found myself tagging along with guy groups. I have recently branched out in to road riding having completed my first sportive late in 2012. This is my second year as a Sky Ride Leader and I really enjoy meeting new people, trying different routes and getting out with like minded people on a bike. I have also been running Ladies Only Breeze rides in Wigan for the passed three years and always keen to get more ladies out on a bike, enjoying the social aspect as well as getting fit and meeting new friends. If you would like more information on Breeze Wigan email me: breezenetworkwigan@gmail.com.
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    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Breezewigan
  • Louise Head Louise Head Just over a year ago I was looking to join a cycling group. I saw the TV advertisement for sky rides - where will your bike take you? I joined in and throughly enjoyed the rides. I was introduced to Breeze rides by a skyride leader - since then I've never looked back, fun, friendship and fitness. The rides have been so much fun. I've met so many lovely people and my fitness has definitely improved! With a bit of gentle persuasion from Breeze Champion Sandra, I have trained as a Champion and I'm looking forward to meeting you and riding alongside. That's where my bike took me. Hope your bike takes you to one of our Breeze rides.

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