Training Rides

These are not social rides, they’re disciplined training rides where we take turns at the front and work hard for each other so we all benefit from each other’s slipstream.

If you’re not sure about riding in a tight group in the dark, please try our Social Training Ride first. If you love to ride off the front, please try racing instead. No TT bikes or tri-bars please. Choose from three different rides.

Easier Training Ride @ 10-2-7

 Ride leader: Fred

Ride leader: Fred

Average speed 16-20 mph for 30 miles. Ideal if you are reasonably fit and confident about riding close together in the dark.

Good lights essential late August to end of March and in any bad weather. Optional pub stop afterwards. You can view our current loop here.

Meet at

Broken Cross public car park (not the Tesco one) on the corner of Gawsworth Road and Princes Way, Macclesfield, SK11 8UB. For directions use house number 1. Free car parking.

Any questions? Just contact fred.w@macclesfieldwheelers.org.uk


Sunday Winter Training Ride

 Ride leader: Monica

Ride leader: Monica

Fortnightly 3-hour Sunday morning winter ride, leaving at 9.15 am. Ideal if you have got some experience on the Thursday Easier Training Ride @ 10-2-7 and want to double the distance. 50-60 miles at around 18 mph.

No café stop just getting the bike riding in and then getting home for lunch. We change off the front every couple of minutes and rotate through the group so everyone does turns but has the chance to have a chat too. We stop as a group for punctures and please bring spare tubes, pump etc.

We also really need you to have full mudguards. We vary the route each time but it’s mainly Cheshire lanes to keep a constant workload and maintain the group but there will be the opportunity to open up too during the ride to ensure everyone gets a good workout.

In very cold or bad weather, please check the Next rides panel on the home page or our Facebook discussion page in case we cancel the ride, even at very short notice.

Meet at

Town Hall, Macclesfield, SK10 1EA

Any questions? Just contact monica.e@macclesfieldwheelers.org.uk


Faster Training Ride

 Contact: Matt

Contact: Matt

This is our fastest training ride. We’re riding in a tight group at an average of 20-21 mph and it’s essential that you’ve already been out on one or both of our other training rides first (or have similar experience elsewhere).

30 mile flat loop, finishing up Artists Lane. Good lights and mudguards required. You can view our current loop here.

Meet at

Broken Cross public car park (not the Tesco one) on the corner of Gawsworth Road and Princes Way, Macclesfield, SK11 8UB. For directions use house number 1. Free car parking.

Any questions? Just contact matt.l@macclesfieldwheelers.org.uk