Vets' Wednesday runs list

Any veteran, no matter how young, can join these. There is no formal ride as such, just a meeting point for lunch and a chat.  People ride solo or in small groups from all over the area surrounding Manchester. Arrival time at the lunch spot is 12.00 to 12.30 (ish).

South Manchester Vets ride as a group, and we meet at the Konak Cafe, 8 Grove Street, Wilmslow, most Wednesday mornings between 9.30 and 9.45.

We usually depart between 10.00 and 10.15 and ride from 40 to 70 miles, depending on the weather, time of year, and published lunchtime meeting place. Note that we do not always ride to the meeting places listed below, depending on the numbers riding and the location.

If you want to join one of these rides it is worth checking with our secretary, Harry Burton, whether we intend to ride on a particular day. Reasons for not riding include absence of several riders (e.g. on a tour elsewhere), bad weather etc.

Vets, Vale Royal

4th  Harrington Arms, Gawsworth

11th Flora Tea Room, Henbury
18th Goostrey, Home and Leisure
25th Malkins Bank Golf Course

Vale Royal

1st  Harrington Arms, Gawsworth
8th  Blakemere Craft Centre
15th Spinney Caravans nr Goostrey
22nd Wheelock Hall
29th  Jodrell Bank

6th  Harrington Arms, Gawsworth
13th Christmas Dinner, Woodside Golf Club (next to Spinney Caravans, 12 for 12:30
see below)
20th  Christmas Party, Peover Village Hall, bring some food, eat someone else's and bring your party tricks or pieces
27th  Goostrey, Home and Leisure (if open?)

Also of interest; Cyclists' Carol Service, Sunday 3rd December at St. John's Church, Chelford, 2pm with tea and biscuits afterwards.

Vets’ Christmas Dinner, Wednesday 13th December, Woodside Golf Club, Cranage. Soup and roll, turkey dinner with trimmings, Xmas pudding, coffee and mince pies. (Vegetarian and gluten-free options available.) Cost: £16.50 per head. To reserve your place, please contact David Street (0161 442 0303,

The lunch venues are coordinated for the whole of the Manchester and nearby regions by Sharon Clifford: 
07794 515 246,