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 ‘This week’s rides’ panel on the home page.
Not sure which ride might suit you best? Just email Chris at email@example.com. Can’t find what you’re looking for? We just love it when members suggest, plan and organise something different, such as our new-last-year weekly Social Training Ride and occasional Gravel Ride.
Want to bring your e-bike? That’s fine, except on our MTB Ride and these Training Rides. An e-bike will help you if you’re returning to fitness or have a medical condition. But please remember that it can be frustrating for the rest of us if you shoot up every hill and frustrating for you if we’re riding on the flat at more than 15.5 mph.
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 Saturday, once a month. Time 10:00. Meet Harrington Arms, Gawsworth. Profile Flat. Miles 20. Pub After. Speed Leisurely. Contact Rachel. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Same start time and place as the Lark Ride and, usually same cafe stop, but 5-10 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 3:00 pm 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 Phil. Email email@example.com
Evening social ride.
Day Sunday, occasional. Time Varies. Meet Cenotaph, Park Green. Profile Flat and hilly. Miles About 40. Cafe Halfway when possible. Speed Doesn’t matter. Contact Dave. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
Destination decided on the day.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ideal if you need to be back for family, shopping, etc. Usually back in Macc for 3.00 pm in winter.
Day Saturday. Time 13:00. Meet South Park. Profile Hilly. Miles 35. Cafe Halfway. Contact Matt. Email email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
Ideal if you are reasonably fit and want to get fitter.
Sunday Winter Training Ride
Day Most Sundays Oct to Mar. Time 09:15. Meet Town Hall. Profile Flat. Miles 50-60. Speed 18 mph. Contact Monica. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Different route each time with everyone taking turns at the front. Back in Macclesfield around 12:00.
Faster Training Ride - Winter
Day Tuesday. Time 19:15. Meet Broken Cross. Profile Flat. Miles 30. Speed 20-21 mph. Contact Matt. Email email@example.com
90-minute loop on the Cheshire plain, finishing up Artists Lane.
Faster Training Ride - Summer
Day Thursday, Apr - Sept. Time: 19:00. Meet Broken Cross. Profile Flat. Miles 30. Speed 23-25 mph. Contact Simon. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Fast ride for race training. This is a drop ride (we don’t stop for mechanicals or ‘rider fatigue’, but we wait at junctions).
OTHER LOCAL RIDES
The following 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 email@example.com
Easy paced morning or day out. Route usually decided on the day.
Like to see some of the previous routes we’ve planned? You can find them on our Ride With GPS pages:
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.