Any Bike, Any Rider Cycle around Stockport
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A leisurely social bike ride linking the numerous trails around the Stockport and Cheshire Border.This event is around 25 miles with the possibility of the occasional cafe stop for coffee/cake en route depending on availability.
We will be passing along sections of the Trans Pennine Trail following the River Mersey, Alan Newton Cycleway between Stockport town centre and Marple, the Middlewood Way between Marple and Poynton and the new shared path along the recently constructed Airport Link Road.
We have plenty of time to complete the route and we will take it at a relaxed pace and no one will be left behind.
Road cyclists: Please be aware some paths might be a little rough and bumpy for thin tyres, but doable none the less.
Mountain bikers: As much as possible we will try and keep off roads. Some navigation on-road will be unavoidable.
Pace and Terrain
This will be a leisurely cycle suitable for those of all levels of fitness. The majority of the route is off road on dedicated Cycleways, Bridleways and Rail Trails. There are a few short sections of suburban roads. This event is open to cyclists of all abilities and bike types. There are a couple of hills en route , but nothing too long, and no harm if you need to walk up them
If you're not a regular cyclist, please do make sure your bike is in good condition - check the tyres are well inflated, chain is oiled, and you've got a spare inner tube, drinks and snacks with you.
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IMPORTANT! - Participation Statement
You MUST complete the Cycling Participation Statement in addition to booking your event space before attending a cycling event.
Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, even if they are extremely mild, or who has recently tested positive for Covid-19, is asked not to attend.
What to bring
Bike: any well maintained bike, road (ideally with 28C + tyres), MTB, hybrid, folding, electric...
Helmet: OutdoorLads requires you to wear one
Clothing: lightweight and layered, colourful and/or reflective clothing will make you more visible to other road users
Footwear: suitable for your bike and pedals
Gloves: cycle gloves help avoid blisters, and are good in the cold
Punctures: spare inner tube, bike tyre pump and tyre levers
Tools: any special tools that your bike needs
Small snacks: such as chocolate or energy bars
Plenty of water: in bottle/s on your bike or in a daysack/bladder
Medicines: if you have hay fever, diabetes, minor ailments etc.
Eye protection: avoid getting grit or insects in your eyes, sunglasses are OK if they are not made of glass and not too shaded
Sun cream: take care, even on overcast days
Bike lights: be seen and safe
Storage: small day-sack or a bag on your bike
Mobile Phone: keep it in a waterproof bag for use in emergencies
Food & drink
Bring plenty to drink and appropriate snacks.
We should have the occasional opportunity to stop for refreshments.