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Sat, 19 Mar

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Manchester

Nob End Locks

A 21 mile leisurely bike ride on plenty of traffic free cycle paths.

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Nob End Locks
Nob End Locks

Time & Location

19 Mar 2022, 09:00 – 13:00

Manchester, Alan Turing Statue, Sackville Gardens, Manchester M1 3WA, UK

Guests

About the Event

A 21 mile cycle ride led being led by Zach. If you have completed a 15 mile bike ride in the past 2-3 weeks, you should be well suited to complete this event. 

Route & Elevation

A map of the route including elevation can be viewed and downloaded at: https://cycle.travel/map/journey/291712. If you have a GPS device or navigation app on your phone, please feel free to download the route for use on the event (optional).

What bike should I use?

This event is suitable is suitable for most bikes that are in good mechanical order.  Please have your tyres pumped to the correct pressure and with oil on the chain etc. We highly recommend you carry out an 'M Check' before coming on the event to ensure you and your bike will be safe - watch this 4 minute video to see how to do this.

The event will mostly take place on quiet roads, cycle ways and occasional busy roads . Hazards you may need to watch out for include occasional bumpy paths and potholes.

IMPORTANT: Pace and finish time   Please note all our bike rides are primarily social events, rather than focussed on speed. If necessary, we will stop regularly to allow people to catch up and we never leave anyone behind, without their permission. We always try to cycle at the pace of the slowest rider, therefore finish times are estimated, and could finish later than planned. Please keep this in mind when paying for parking or booking advance train tickets etc. Naturally if you need to leave the event at a given time, we'll do our best to signpost you on if needed.

First event?

We know it can be nerve-racking joining a new group or event where you haven’t met anyone before… even for the most confident of people. We’ve all been in the same boat before, so we want to make everyone feel welcome. If you’d appreciate chatting someone before the event or having a buddy to meet you prior to going to the start point, please let us know by sending an email to hello@prideout.co.uk with the subject line ‘request a buddy’.

Who's welcome to attend the bike ride?

In a nutshell, everyone, as long as they are respectful of other attendees. PRiDE OUT is an LGBTQIA+ cycling group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex and asexual/ace people. We welcome allies with open arms.

Refreshment breaks

There will be opportunities to stop at shops along the route for snacks/drinks. We may decide to stop at a café/pub/supermarket for lunch so please bring some spare change and a card. Alternatively, feel free to bring your own food if you prefer. There will be a lunch stop around half way at a shop, pub or cafe so bring some money. please bring a bike lock to keep your bike safe! At the end we often like to have a drink which is a great social opportunity to chat to other people that you didn't get chance to during the bike ride - it would be great if you could join us … don’t forget to bring a bike lock to keep your bike safe!

What equipment do I need?

Wear whatever makes you feel most comfortable; Lycra is optional. Please wear/bring waterproof, warm clothes which are suitable for the weather forecast and time of year. You will be exercising so lightweight layered clothing is best. Please have footwear that is appropriate for your bike. We recommend you wear a helmet for your own safety, but it's not compulsory.

You may also wish to consider bringing some of the following items: fully charged mobile phone with spare battery pack, front and rear lights (especially in winter or dull conditions), 1 or 2 inner tubes, a pump, tyre levers, a multi-tool, any special tools that your bike needs, food or snacks for keeping the legs moving, a cycling bottle attached to your bike and plenty of water, bike lock and eye protection. Don't forget sun cream (if it's spring/summer) - you just never know with the UK weather!

Covid-19

We ask that all riders respect social distancing guidelines wherever possible. We encourage riders to bring masks and hand sanitiser, just in case you need them before, during or after the event.

Any finally…  Have fun on the event. We promise to make you feel welcome and we’re sure you will have lots of opportunities to meet amazing people. Please try to avoid cancelling at the last minute - it could deny someone else the opportunity to attend the bike ride.

If you have any queries or need assistance, please email hello@prideout.co.uk and we will put you in touch with the event leader. We look forward to meeting you on the ride!

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    An individual PAYG event costs £3.00. We offer unlimited annual membership of £25 or a monthly rolling membership of £3.

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