Here are our rides in order of the fitness you’ll need. We don't always publish a route, but when we do, it may only be a day or so beforehand, to take account of the weather. Icy roads mean cancelled rides, so please watch the ‘Next rides’ panel.

Not sure which ride might suit you best? Just email Chris at chris.c@macclesfieldwheelers.org.uk. Can’t find what you’re looking for? We just love it when members suggest, plan and organise something different, such as our new Social Training Ride and monthly Gravel Ride.

Before you come out with us on the road, please read these guidelines first. Before you join us off-road, please read these. If you are aged 12 - 17, your parent or guardian must read this before you come out with us. If you come out with us before becoming a member (and you are welcome to try us up to three times) please tell the ride leader about any medical conditions that you think we should know about.


Saturday Social Ride

Day Every other Saturday. Time 13:00. Meet Harrington Arms, Gawsworth. Profile Flat. Miles 20. Pub After. Speed Leisurely. Contact Brian or Rachel. Email brian.e@macclesfieldwheelers.org.uk or rachel.g@macclesfieldwheelers.org.uk

Proud to be the club’s slowest ride, this is ideal if you are just starting out or starting back, or new to riding in a group.


Social Training Ride

Day Monday. Time 19:00. Meet Harrington Arms, Gawsworth. Profile Flat. Miles 20. Pub After. Speed 10 mph. Contact Brian. Email brian.e@macclesfieldwheelers.org.uk

This will suit you if you’ve been on a Saturday Social Ride and want to do a bit more, including getting used to riding more closely together in a group in the dark. Back in Gawsworth by 21:00. This is a new ride that usually happens every week, but it depends on demand and the availability of leaders, so please email first to register your interest.


Sunday Easy Ride

Day Sunday. Time 10:30 or 13:30. Meet Usually alternates between Broken Cross and Lindow Common, Wilmslow - please check calendar each week. Profile Flattish. Miles 25-40. Cafe Halfway. Speed 12 mph. Contact John or Martin. Email John, Martin or Katherine at easy.@macclesfieldwheelers.org.uk

A very popular and sociable ride. We also run occasional longer and/or hillier rides, as well as weekends away.


Larkling Ride

Day Saturday. Time 09:00 in summer, 10:00 in winter. Meet South Park. Profile Flat or hilly. Miles 40-50. Cafe Halfway. Speed 13 mph on flat ride. Contact Chris. Email chris.c@macclesfieldwheelers.org.uk

Our newest ride. Same start time and place as the Lark Ride and, usually same cafe stop, but 10 miles shorter and at a slower pace. Ideal if you want to step up from Sunday Easy Ride but are not quite ready for the Lark Ride or Saturday Club Run. Usually back in Macc for 3:00pm in winter.


Just A Ride

Day Thursday. Time 18:30. Meet Cenotaph, Park Green. Profile Flat and hilly. Miles 20-30. Pub After. Speed 13-15 mph. Contact Paul. Email phil.k@macclesfieldwheelers.org.uk

Evening social ride.


Gravel Ride

Day Sunday, once a month. Time 10.30. Meet Cenotaph, Park Green. Profile Flat and hilly. Miles 40. Cafe Halfway when possible. Speed Doesn’t matter. Contact Dave. Email dave.h2@macclesfieldwheelers.org.uk

Picking out the bridleways and trails, linked with plenty of road riding. Best suited to gravel, adventure, cyclocross and touring bikes.


Wednesday Club Run

Day Wednesday. Time 10:00. Meet South Park. Profile Flat or hilly. Miles 50. Cafe Halfway. Speed 14-15 mph on flat ride. Contact Dave. Email daveh1@macclesfieldwheelers.org.uk

Destination decided on the day.


Lark Ride

Day Saturday. Time 09:00 in summer, 10:00 in winter. Meet South Park. Profile Flat or hilly. Miles 45-65. Cafe Halfway. Speed 15 mph on flat ride. Contact Chris. Email chris.c@macclesfieldwheelers.org.uk

Ideal if you need to be back for family, shopping, etc. Usually back in Macc for 3.00 pm in winter.


MTB Ride

Day Saturday. Time 13:00. Meet South Park. Profile Hilly. Miles 35. Cafe Halfway. Contact Matt. Email matt.l@macclesfieldwheelers.org.uk

You’ll need reasonably high standards of both fitness and technical skill for this ride, and a well maintained bike.


Saturday Club Run

Day Saturday. Time 13:00. Meet South Park. Profile Flat or hilly. Miles 50. Cafe Halfway. Pub After. Speed 15 mph on flat ride. Contact Andy. Email andy.b@macclesfieldwheelers.org.uk

Regarded by many as the heart of the club, we’ve been doing this one for 70 years.


Easier Training Ride @10-2-7

Day Thursday. Time 18:50. Meet Broken Cross. Profile Flat. Miles 30. Pub After. Speed 16-20 mph. Contact Fred. Email fred.w@macclesfieldwheelers.org.uk

Ideal if you are reasonably fit and want to get fitter.


Faster Club Run

Day Saturdays, but only in summer. Time 13:00. Meet South Park. Profile Hilly. Miles 60-70. Cafe Halfway. Speed 16-18 mph. Contact Dave. Email dave.r@macclesfieldwheelers.org.uk

Our fastest social ride. You’ll need to be pretty fit for this one.


Sunday Winter Training Ride

Day At least every other Sunday Oct to Mar. Time 09:15. Meet Town Hall. Profile Flat. Miles 50-60. Speed 18 mph. Contact Monica. Email monica.e@macclesfieldwheelers.org.uk

Different route each time with everyone taking turns at the front. Back in Macclesfield around 12:00.


Faster Training Ride

Day Tuesday. Time 19:15. Meet Broken Cross. Profile Flat. Miles 30. Speed 20-21 mph. Contact Matt. Email matt.l@macclesfieldwheelers.org.uk

90-minute loop on the Cheshire plain, finishing up Artists Lane.


OTHER LOCAL RIDES

These rides are not Macclesfield Wheelers rides and, while you will most likely find club members on each, Macclesfield Wheelers accepts no responsibility for them.

Chelford Chicks (women only)

Day Saturday. Time 10:00. Meet Chelford Island. Profile Flat or hilly. Miles 50-70. Cafe Halfway. Speed 13 mph. Contact Sue. Link www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=chelford%20chicks

Steady ride for women only.


AZ Wednesday Ride

Day Wednesday. Time 09:30. Meet Broken Cross. Profile Flat or hilly. Miles 35-80. Cafe Halfway. Speed: 13 mph. Contact Mike. Email: gmmbobs@gmail.com

Easy paced morning or day out. Route usually decided on the day.


Summer Training Ride

Day Thursday, Apr - Sept. Time: 19:00. Meet Broken Cross. Profile Flat. Miles 30. Speed 23 mph. Contact Simon. Link www.facebook.com/groups/1069847646487705/

Fast ride for race training.

 

Cafés

Looking for a café to stop at? You’ll find this map website useful (it’s been created for cyclists by cyclists). We’ve probably tried most of the local ones.


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