Get back on your bike this summer
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