Spring Series 2014 - Cheshire Plains

Sunday 23rd March 2014 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
Macclesfield Leisure Centre Priory Lane SK10 4AF
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.
4 hours 0 mins  (3 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.
Hybrid (road tyres), Road 
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

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.

Explore the beautiful Cheshire Plain on the outskirts of Manchester on this pleasant, 30 mile countryside route. This ride is mainly flat so ideal for road bikes. Stately homes, places of scientific interest and the famous Jodrell Bank is the order of the day.

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. 

Car Parking
Yes, at Macclesfield Leisure Centre
Nearest Train Station
Macclesfield Train Station, 1 mile 

Meet the Ride Leaders

  • Amanda Phillipson
    Amanda Phillipson I can't remember a time when I didn't ride a bike - I have always loved the freedom you have when you cycle. I am a keen road rider, having time trailed for some years on the back of a tandem! I love getting people out on their bikes and seeing them enjoy themselves and achieving something, maybe for the first time.
  • Colin Hacker
    Colin Hacker I have been a keen cyclist for the last 20 years. My main interest is Cross Country Mountain Biking but I have also started getting into road cycling. I enjoy touring by bike and have completed several Coast to Coast rides including the Devon Classic, C2C, Way of the Roses and Reivers Route all of which I have thoroughly enjoyed. I met some great people and made some friends along the way. In 2013 I took part in a challenge with 30 other riders cycling from Nairobi, Kenya to Ngorongoro, Tanzania to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. In 2014 I took on another challenge for Macmillan cycling the foothills of the Indian Himalayas. Both of these challenges have allowed me to see some totally amazing and awe inspiring sights which I would not have experienced any other way except by bike. I am really looking forward to ride leading for another year. The Sky rides have really inspired me to explore more of my local area and beyond and I have discovered some amazing places along the way.
  • Philip Atherton
    Philip Atherton Hi all, This is my Third year as a sky ride leader, and i am really looking forward to meeting you all on one of our locally lead rides, Hope to see you all out on your bikes soon. Phil

Rider Comments on the Route

  • Dave Saunders Tuesday 24th February
  • jayne arnold Sunday 22nd February
  • sheila loftus Sunday 30th November Superb ride
  • Tony Okotie Sunday 23rd November

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