A Trail of Two Cities Leisure Cycle
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Join us on this any one, any bike ride around Manchester and Salford.
The neighbouring cities of Manchester and Salford, sharing a great industrial heritage, now play host to the more recently developed Media City in Salford Quays and Sports City in Eastlands.
This 18 mile circular route takes us up the Ashton Canal tow path to Sports City, before continuing along National Cycle Network Route number 60 to the Fallowfield Loop.
We'll stay on the loop down to Chorlton, before picking up National Cycle Network (NCN) Route number 55 through to Salford Quays. From here, there is a chance to take in spectacular views along the Manchester Ship Canal as we make our way back into Manchester City Centre.
On the way, we'll see sights including the Etihad Stadium, Old Trafford, and the Lowry.
The ride will be led by Paul, accompanied by David
The route can be downloaded here (use desktop mode to download)
Pace and Terrain
This will be a leisurely cycle suitable for those of all levels of fitness. The ride will be mostly off road, although there will be a few on-road stretches along the way. The route is relatively flat. We will stop for a snack break, likely in Chorlton.
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
Hand sanitiser and a face covering: whilst we are living with Covid-19, please bring your own to events to help keep everyone safe
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.