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Sun, 27 Dec



West Pennine Moors

A spectacular 37 mile road cycling ride in the hills of North Manchester & South Lancashire including majestic Winter Hill near Horwich.

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West Pennine Moors
West Pennine Moors

Time & Location

27 Dec 2020, 10:00 – 15:00

Bolton, Trinity St, Bolton BL2 1BE, UK


About the Event

This 37 mile distance event including 900 metres of ascent is suitable for more experienced cyclists with a road bike or hybrid bike (if you're really fit). If you have recently completed a 25 mile hilly cycle ride, you should be well suited to complete the ride. The event will mostly take place on road but there will be some sections of slightly broken tarmac cycle path. Highlights of the ride include gorgeous scenic countryside and views of the Irish Sea, 40 miles away. A map of the route including an elevation profile can be viewed at:

IMPORTANT: 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 potential hazards

This bike ride event will be travelling on a mixture of quiet roads, busy roads and canal tow path, but 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 and potential broken glass.

What bike should I use?

This event is suitable for road 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

Due to COVID 19 restrictions, more than two households are not able to meet indoors, therefore we are not able to eat inside at a pub or cafe. We will stop at a shop where there will be an opportunity to buy refreshments. Don’t forget to bring a mask.

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 outside the clock tower at Bolton Train Station. There is plenty of paid parking nearby or you could also consider free on-road parking near Bridgeman Street opposite Perry's Peugeot Garage.

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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