Wed, 31 Aug|
Sale Waterpark, Media City and Gay Village
A 20 mile (32km) ride out for the evening, heading through Chorlton and Sale waterparks to Media City and back to the village for a drink after
Time & Location
31 Aug 2022, 18:00 – 20:30
Sackville Gardens, Sackville Gardens, Manchester M1 3HB, UK
About the Event
Join Zach on a 20 mile (32km) route out from town, through Chorlton and Sale waterparks toward Media City, before heading back to the Gay Village for a drink afterwards
We'll probably try and do this ride at a fairly constant pace, to get back at a reasonable time now that the evenings are getting darker. This route will end in the dark so you will need lights!
Route & Elevation
A map of the route can be viewed at: https://cycle.travel/map/journey/340772
What bike should I use?
This event is suitable for mountain, road and hybrid bikes, 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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!
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 email@example.com and we will put you in touch with the event leader. We look forward to meeting you on the ride!
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.£3.00