Sun, 20 Jun | Manchester

Pedal and a Drink

A 12 mile circular route from Manchester city centre on lots of traffic-free paths and dedicated cycle path.
Registration is Closed
Pedal and a Drink

Time & Location

20 Jun, 17:30 – 19:30
Manchester, Bee Statue, Sackville Gardens, Whitworth St, Sackville St, Manchester M1 3WA, UK

About the Event

This 12 mile event followed by an optional drink is being led by Bex; it is suitable is suitable for all bikes and most abilities. It's doable on a road bike if you don't mind it being bumpy in a few spots. If you have recently completed a 8 mile bike ride you should be well suited to complete this event.  The event will mostly take place on canal tow path, quiet roads and traffic free cycle path. A map of the route including elevation can be viewed and downloaded at:

Please note: All our bike rides are primarily social over speed and we cycle at the pace of the slowest rider. The finish time is  always estimated and could finish later than planned. Please bear this in mind when paying for parking or booking trains etc.

IF YOU NEED TO CANCEL: If you register for an event and then are unable to attend, unfortunately it's not currently possible to cancel your place directly from our website event pages. Please contact us if you need to cancel as soon as possible so we can give someone else the opportunity to attend.

Who's welcome on the event?

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


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.

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 with the subject line ‘request a buddy’.

Pace of the ride

The purpose of the ride is to get some easy exercise at a moderate pace while being able to socialise in a relaxed environment. We will regularly stop to allow people to catch up. We never leave people behind.

Terrain and potential hazards

This bike ride event will be travelling on a mixture of quiet roads, traffic-free paved cycle way and canal tow path. We will try to stick to the roads with least traffic. Hazards you may need to watch out for include bumpy paths in parts, Canada geese on the canals, brief cobbled sections on the canals and potential broken glass.

What bike should I use?

This event is suitable for a all bikes that are in good mechanical order.  Please have your tyres pumped to the correct pressure and with oil on the chain etc.

Refreshment breaks

There will be a chance to have a drink after the ride.

What else should I bring?

We advise you wear a helmet for your own safety, but it's not compulsory. You should also consider bringing some of the following: spare inner tube and tyre levers, any special tools your bike needs, some food or snacks for energy, bottle(s) attached to your bike and plenty of water, bike lock and glasses can be useful to prevent grit or insects getting in your eyes. Please wear/bring waterproof or warm clothes dependent on the time of year and weather forecast. Bring lights if you are likely to be travelling in the dark or wet weather is forecast. Please have footwear that is appropriate for your bike. Don't forget suncream (if it's summer) - you just never know with the UK weather!

Meeting point description

Meet by the Bee Statue in Sackville Gardens. There is plenty of paid parking nearby or you could also consider free on-road parking 1 mile at George House Trust, 75-77 Ardwick Green N, Manchester M12 6FX.

Any finally…

Have fun on the event. We promise to make you feel welcome and we’re sure you will meet some amazing new 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 and we will put you in touch with the event leader.

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