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Coronavirus: In view of government advice,  our regular ride programme is cancelled until further notice. This includes Sunday rides, Wednesday Vets’ rides, and also meetings at the club room on Thursday evenings. 

Government advice has changed again and has the force of law. You may ride with other members of your household, alone, or with ONE other person not from your household with social distancing.  Cafes are open for take-away only.  Further government advice is available here.  And advice from Cycling UK can be found here.

Want to propose improvements to footpaths/bridleways for cyclists? Visit the Missing Links page at Cycling UK. I’ve already added half-a-dozen! (Roger)

Also, want to know where accidents happened in your area? Try this interactive map, which currently shows results for 2019. You can type in the first part of your postcode to select a local area and also filter it for cycle incidents. The map shows locations, and you can zoom in to see street level data.

Don’t forget to carry ID when riding. Click here for details.

If you have any problems with these pages, please report them to Roger Hubbold.

Photos of your rides. Thanks for all the pictures you’ve sent in — feel free to keep sending them, but no more than 3 or 4 photos per ride. Older photos can be found in Photos—>Lock-down archive.


Cheshire bog (Geoff Southworth)


Snowdrops. Note the colour-coordinated drink and bike!  (Geoff Southworth)

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Between Mockerkin and Loweswater towards Grasmere/Brackenthwaite Fell (John Palfrey)


Public bike repair stand at ‘The Sill’ Visitor Centre, Hadrian’s Wall (John Palfrey)

Kick Back Coffee at the Old Brickworks (Hilary Tarleton)

Site of Spinney Caravans former cafe!! (David Goatman)

Railwayman at Buxton Station (David Goatman)

Beech tree near Goose Green (Roger Hubbold)

Hilary Tarleton and Julie Matthews have been exploring Norfolk and Suffolk:

Eroding cliffs (4.5 metres a year!) at Covehithe, Suffolk

Church of St Andrew, Covehithe, Suffolk

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At the Harrington Arms (Pete Williams)

Harry Burton and Mike Philips recently rode the Way of the Roses, C2C again:

Snake Pass

Snake Pass (Bill Irwin)

Top of Brickworks, towards Kettleshulme (Roger Hubbold)

Top of Dolly Lane looking south (Roger Hubbold)

Never far from a coffee stop — the weird and wonderful  Coffee Tavern, Adlington (Hilary Tarleton)

Visit Marple Collage

Visit Marple collage (David Goatman)

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Steve Owens gets about with his folding bike! Windermere from Orrest Head.

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Windermere from Orrest Head (Steve Owens)

Goostrey Picnicers

Goostrey Picnicers (David Goatman)

Grade 2 Listed sundial, Goostrey churchyard (David Goatman)

Sutton Common from near Clulow Cross (Roger Hubbold)

Towards Manchester from Clulow Cross  (Roger Hubbold)

Wildboarclough  (Roger Hubbold)

Reg Harris’s grave at Chelford churchyard (David Goatman)

Do you know where these next four photos were taken? Answers on a postcard please to Geoff Southworth!

Gawsworth Church (Pete Vickerman)

Two-day Cheshire Cycleway ride (David Goatman)

Start and Finish Greyhound Ashley

Start and finish at the Greyhound, Ashley  (David Goatman)

Canal buildings, Chester  (David Goatman)

Eureka cyclists’ cafe, Two Mills, Wirral  (David Goatman)


Audlam  (David Goatman)

Sea Life Attraction, North Bay, Scarborough (Steve Owens)

South Bay, Scarborough (Steve Owens)

Kishfield Lane, Kettlehulme

Kishfield Lane, Kettlehulme (Roger Hubbold)

Kishfield Lane 16%

Kishfield Lane, 16% gradient! (Roger Hubbold)


Lunch in Gawsworth Churchyard (David Goatman)

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Stag in Tatton Park (Pete Vickerman)

Merseyside circular

Merseyside circular  (David Goatman)

Intrepid riders at West Kirby  (David Goatman)

6 Hamilton Square Birkenhead

Hamilton Square, Birkenhead  (David Goatman)

4.1 Puncture on the promenade

Puncture on the Promenade  (David Goatman)

Liverpool waterfront and RRS Sir David Attenborough (Gwynedd Miller)

9 Outside the Titanic Hotel in Vauxhall

Titanic Hotel, Vauxhall  (David Goatman)

11 The new Runcorn Widnes Bridge

New Runcorn Bridge  (David Goatman)

Hilly route to Sutton from Bollington (Roger Hubbold)

Bill Owen burial place, Holmfirth (David Goatman)

Listed Milestone Marker Hollowgate Bridge Holmfirth

Listed milesone marker, Hollowgate Bridge, Holmfirth  (David Goatman)

Lunchstop, Holmfirth  (David Goatman)

Cafe, Holmfirth  (David Goatman)

Peter Sallis is also buried at St Johns  (David Goatman)

St Johns Upperthong

St Johns, Upperthong  (David Goatman)

Holme Moss Summit (Gwynedd Miller)

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St Mary’s Church, Great Budworth (Pete Vickerman)

Merchant’s House Cafe, Longnor (Gwynedd Miller)

Route Map

Route map for car-assisted ride from Alstonefield, led by Mark Dougal (David Goatman)

At Mere Hill Summit Manifold Valley

At Mere Hill summit, Manifold Valley (David Goatman)

Ilam Hall YHA (Gwynedd Miller)

Ilam Church  (Gwynedd Miller)

Pond at Tissington  (Gwynedd Miller)

Alternative route to ford through Bradbourne  (David Goatman)

Hoo Brook Ford, Butterton  (David Goatman)

One of only 13 in the UK!  (David Goatman)

Past Throwley Hall remains

Past remains of Throwley Hall  (David Goatman)

Puncture at top of Blaze Hill  (David Goatman)

Day trip to Prestatyn (with steep hills!)  (Steve Owens)

Prestatyn (Steve Owens)

Sunday ride in the hills behind Oldham (Geoff Southworth)