Wilmslow to Tatton Park Circular - Strong Plus

Sunday 18th November at 9.00am 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
Wilmslow Parish Church Car Park Cliff Road SK9 4AA
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 5 mins  (2 hours 25 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.
Road 

Sky Ride Local in Manchester

Challenging rides on the road for adults only

If you’ve been riding a road bike for a while, and perhaps been thinking about joining a cycling club, these rides – brand new for 2012 – are for you. The prospect of a speedy pace over twenty to fifty miles, and the strong likelihood of some hills thrown in along the way, means our Ride Strong Plus rides are not for the faint-hearted.


This stunning 32 mile ride in the South of Manchester takes in the beautiful surroundings of Tatton Park, one of the North West’s most popular heritage attractions and Quarry Bank Mill where you will see natural wildlife at its best. The ride showcases the beautiful countryside which can be found on your doorstep.


If you've already tried one of our Ride Strong Plus rides and you're ready for the next challenge, why not try a British Cycling Sportive?

Additional Information

As these are adult only rides, designed for cyclists progressing from the standard Ride Strong level, the pace of the ride could increase to 15mph at the discretion of the Ride Leader.

Helmets must be worn by all under 18's regardless of ride level.
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.

Car Parking
Yes, at Pay and display carpark at Wilmslow Parish Hall
Nearest Train Station
Wilmslow Train Station, 0.4 miles 

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.
  • Paul Heald Paul Heald Hi, my name is Paul and this is my third year as a Skyride Leader & Route Planner.

    I have been a regular participant on the Skyrides for the past 5 years and have thoroughly enjoyed them and met some fantastic new friends along the way.

    I look forward to meeting you all on a ride soon!
  • Steve Owen Steve Owen I have been cycling for most of my life, either competing or for pleasure, having competed in Time Trials, Mountain bike races and Triathlons over the years.

    I am currently a Mountainbike skills instructor and a National Standards cycle instructor @ www.sacredrider.com.

Rider Comments on the Route

  1. Raymond Jenkinson Sunday 21st April
    Nice Ride, Good People, what more could you want from a Sunday morning ride
  2. Phil Williams Friday 29th March
  3. Wayne Jaffe Friday 29th March
  4. Robert Knight Friday 29th March
    Great ride - getting lost did not help!

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