Get back on your bike this sum­mer

Macclesfield Express - - SCHOOLS NEWS -

SUM­MER is the time to sad­dle up and head out for a bike ride, whether it be on cy­cle paths, coun­try lanes or off road.

Here is a list of or­gan­ised rides sup­plied and led by Sus­tain­able Liv­ing in the Heatons, a Stock­port group who have a web­site at sl­heatons.org.

QUIET BIKE RIDES FROM THE HEATONS

OUR rides are open to all and the SLH team par­tic­u­larly wel­come those who want to get back on their bikes af­ter a break or who are new to cycling, as well as fam­i­lies with chil­dren.

They will be led by ex­pe­ri­enced cy­cle lead­ers who will make sure that no-one is left be­hind. By re­quest, a cou­ple of the rides this year are longer and more chal­leng­ing.

Sun­day, July 23, Halls cir­cu­lar route. More chal­leng­ing. A FAIRLY long ride, tak­ing in the var­i­ous halls around Stock­port. Start­ing at Brinksway Bridge in Heaton Nor­ris to see Pendle­bury, Bred­bury, Goyt, Of­fer­ton, Bra­mall, Brunt­wood and Ab­ney Halls. With a café stop at one of them.

Meet at 10.15am: Pedes­tri­anised Brinksway Bridge over the Mersey, near Pyra­mid, Heaton Nor­ris. Fri­day, Au­gust 18, Wythen­shawe Park ON this eas­ier trip we’ll visit both the hor­ti­cul­tural cen­tre and the cycling cen­tre that has, for one £2 pay­ment, a whole raft of bike and trike types to try.

We’ll check on how the re­pairs are com­ing on af­ter the fire at the hall and the café will be open.

The route is largely off-road on good paths via Dids­bury and Northen­den.

Meet at 10.15am: Heaton Moor Li­brary car park

Sun­day, Septem­ber 10, Mo­ra­vian Set­tle­ment and Port­land Basin Mu­seum ON the Sun­day of Her­itage week­end, this com­bines two of our pre­vi­ous pop­u­lar des­ti­na­tions that are close to­gether.

Go­ing on well sur­faced paths and the Ash­ton canal tow­path, step back in time to the Mo­ra­vian Set­tle­ment at Fair­field.

Then on via the canal to the Port­land Basin mu­seum in the 1834 ware­house at its junc­tion with the Peak For­est canal. Cafés at both lo­ca­tions.

Meet at 10.15am: Or­chard in Heaton Chapel. Ac­cess from Mead­ows Road or Nel­strop Road.

Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 1, The Whit­worth and the Manch­ester Mu­seum WE’LL drop down to Green Pas­tures then fol­low the Tran­sPen­nine Trail to Dids­bury, to join the re­cently com­pleted cy­cle­way through Withing­ton, Fal­low­field and Rusholme, on this 10-mile ride, pass­ing the Whit­worth Art Gallery in the Univer­sity of Manch­ester. Then on to the Manch­ester Mu­seum a short dis­tance fur­ther along Ox­ford Road.

We’ll re­turn us­ing dif­fer­ent quiet roads and off-road routes.

Meet at 10.15am: In the car park at the back of the Moor Top pub on Heaton Moor Road.

Num­bers are lim­ited, so please book places.

Email: cycling@ sl­heatons.org say­ing how may adults and chil­dren will be com­ing and on which rides. Par­tic­i­pants should bring a road­wor­thy bike and un­der 16s must be ac­com­pa­nied by an adult.

Join up with Sus­tain­able Liv­ing in the Heatons for a bike ride

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