Leisure Cycle to Chorlton (Beginners Welcome)

Leisure Cycling/Any Bike
Mar 28

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A gentle leisure cycle

Join Paul for this easy any one any bike ride around Manchester and Trafford.

Not got a bike, no problem. Hire bikes are available from multiple locations around the city, including right next to our start point. Make sure to download the cycle hire app beforehand, and allow enough time in case you need to go to a different nearby location to find an available bike. The ride is less than 10 miles and will take 60 to 90 minutes to complete at a gentle pace. Based on this timing, hiring a bike should cost no more than £5.00 (or £10.00 for an e-bike). If hiring a bike, don't forget you will still need to bring a helmet as Outdoorlads requires you to wear one. 

The ride is perfect if you are fairly new to cycling or haven't ridden for a while. Or if you're an experienced cyclist in the mood for something a little more gentle, this is the ride for you too.

Starting from the city centre, we'll head out through Hulme, past Old Trafford Cricket Ground to Stretford. Then, after nipping through Chorlton to Fallowfield, we will pick up the dedicated cycle lane that takes us through the curry mile and past the Hospitals and University back to the city centre. There is plenty of choice of nearby places to go for a well-earned drink or a bite to eat when we get back.  

The route is mostly on roads with cycle lanes, but there are a few stretches where we will be riding alongside potentially busy traffic. As it may be dark, it's really important that we can be seen to keep safe. That means having working front and rear bike lights and, if you have any, please wear high visibility clothing.

Pace and Terrain

This will be a leisurely cycle suitable for all levels of fitness. We will try to keep moving to stay warm, but there are plenty of natural breaks which will give you the chance for a breather. If needed, we can also stop for a slightly longer break around the halfway point. The route is flat all the way round and the terrain is level so it will be fine for all bike types. 

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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Oxford Road Streetscene
Old Trafford
Cyclops Junction on Stretford Road
All Saints Park Main Entrance Gate on Oxford Road
Hulme Arch
Oxford Road Streetscene
Old Trafford
Cyclops Junction on Stretford Road
All Saints Park Main Entrance Gate on Oxford Road
Hulme Arch