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Sun, 08 Nov



Reservoirs and Roman Fort

Join us on a 30 mile round route to Castleshaw Reservoir with a quick stop to see a Roman fort (it's real but you’ll need some imagination).

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Reservoirs and Roman Fort
Reservoirs and Roman Fort

Time & Location

08 Nov 2020, 10:30 – 16:30

Manchester, Sackville Gardens, Whitworth St, Sackville St, Manchester M1 3WA, UK


About the Event

This 33 mile distance event including 700 metres of ascent being led by Zach is suitable for more experienced cyclists. If you have recently completed a 20 mile cycle or ridden for a couple of hours, you should be fine to complete the ride. The event will mostly take place on road with some traffic free paths which are narrow trail/gravel in parts. Highlights of the ride include stunning scenery and a roman fort. A map of the route including elevation can be viewed and downloaded at:

Although the ride is unlikely to finish in the dark, as the early nights are fast approaching please bring fully charged front and rear lights for your safety.

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.


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 hazards

This bike ride event will be travelling on a mixture of quiet roads, busy roads, canal tow path, and traffic-free paved cycle way, We will try to stick to the roads with least traffic.

Hazards you may need to watch out for include bumpy paths in brief sections, dog walkers, walkers, joggers, and potholes. 

What bike should I use?

This event is suitable for hybrid or road bikes which are in good mechanical order.  Mountain bikes should be alright so long as you are pretty fit and confident you can complete 33 miles without too much discomfort. Please have your tyres pumped to the correct pressure and with oil on the chain etc.

Refreshment breaks

We will stop for something to eat around half way if possible. Due to COVID19 we will only be able to stay outdoors at a cafe/pub or grab a snack from a shop.

Usually we have a drink after the event because is a great social opportunity to chat to people you didn't get a chance to during the bike ride. Unfortunately due to COVID19 restrictions, more than two households are not able to meet indoors or outdoors, therefore this may not be possible at this time.

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 Alan Turing Statue in Sackville Gardens at 10:30. Paid parking is available in the nearby NCP car park on Chorlton Street or free parking is available 1 mile away near Ardwick Green North, Manchester M12 6FX.

Nearest Train Station

Piccadilly and Oxford Road train station are both minutes away by bike. 

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.


  • Event Price – before discount

    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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