MTB Cycling with the Macclesfield Wheelers
We've had a thriving XC MTB section since the late '80's. The MTB section ride extensively around our corner of The Peak District National Park. We ride 'cross country' style MTB and are not hardcore 'downhillers', though we do encounter many challenging downhill sections during our outings. The standard of MTB cycling is quite high, though we do encourage fit, keen beginners. We ride in any weather conditions, summer and winter, sun, rain or snow... So be warned!

The Saturday ride starts from the entrance to South Park from Park Grove car park If it’s wet, we’ll be sheltering in the pavilion to the right, at 1pm with an estimated finish time of about 6pm. There will be a café stop half way round (e.g. Buxton/Whaley )
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Information for prospective new riders:
 We have tried various ways of accommodating lower ability riders, with varying degrees of success. The current practice is to give new riders several 'drop out early' options. This means that if a new rider has a tough time during a ride, they will be given options to 'return to base'.  This means we can accommodate mixed ability riders, with minimal impact for the main ride.  We will not leave a rider 'in the middle of nowhere'; but it might be worthwhile for them to bring a suitable map.  Obviously the fitter they become, the longer their ride will be.
The Saturday ride starts from the entrance to South Park from Park Grove car park If it’s wet, we’ll be sheltering in the pavilion to the right, at 1pm with an estimated finish time of about 6pm.

Taster rides are held occasionally between April and Nov. These guided rides are aimed at the keen cyclist who wants to experience off road, cross country style riding in an uncompetitive environment. It's planned to cover 20+ miles with some demanding up-hill sections. The emphasis will be to keep the group together at all times, so we will move at the speed of the slowest rider..

Saturday Off-road MTB

Entrance to South Park from Park Grove car park (entrance from Park Grove, off Park Lane). If it’s wet, we’ll be sheltering in the pavilion to the right.

Date Destination Meeting Point Start Time
25 November MTB Destination decided on the day 11:00 AM
2 December MTB Destination decided on the day 1:00 PM
9 December MTB Destination decided on the day 1:00 PM
16 December MTB Destination decided on the day 1:00 PM
30 December MTB Destination decided on the day 1:00 PM