Welcome to South Manchester CTC (SMCTC), a friendly cycling club catering for riders in Manchester, Stockport, East Cheshire and Derbyshire. We are part of Cycling UK, the nation’s leading cycling charity with over 65,000 members. We organise regular rides, mostly into Cheshire and Derbyshire but occasionally into West Yorkshire and Staffordshire. Rides usually start from Cheadle or Hazel Grove, occasionally from other locations.
(Some) participants in the Hill Climb, November 2016
We are not a racing club. Our aim is to enjoy cycling through great countryside with like-minded people. Our ride leaders are experienced cyclists and will try hard to make sure each ride is well run. Why not join us for a ride? On Sundays there are usually three different rides: A (faster paced, more hills), B (easier pace, usually flatter) and C (slower paced and shorter). On Wednesdays there are Vets’ rides. (See JOIN US for more … )
Several times a year, weekend meetings are organised to explore other areas by bike, plus longer trips abroad. Group members also join CTC tours abroad. The pictures on this page and elsewhere show Sunday rides and trips made in the past couple of years.
In addition to cycling, club members meet socially each Thursday evening at Cheadle Village Hall, followed by a drink in the pub. Occasionally, slide shows are given, often of members’ tours at home or abroad.
‘A’ Group on Mam Tor, September 2016
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