- Villages around Manchester – Good for straight out the door biking?
I may be moving to work in Manchester. Where is good to live away from the city, close to riding right out the door, not a ghetto and will allow for no more than a 30 min commute by train/car? People have mentioned Oldham area e.g Greenfield and Dobcorss. Very little idea about these areas, any advice would be very helpful. Cheers in advance.Posted 4 years agocrazy-legsSubscriber
Car commutes can vary wildly. I’m not far from Marple, train takes a fraction under 30 mins to Piccadilly, car can be anything from 25 minutes to 2hrs.
Bike is a consistent 1hr.
I think it’s worse coming from the north to be honest, anything on the M62, M61 or their interchanges with the M60 and you can be sat there for hours!Posted 4 years agomintimperialSubscriber
Saddleworth (Greenfield/Dobcross etc) is pretty good for riding. I live in Marsden which is just over the hill, and I venture out that way fairly regularly from my door. There’s some pretty good stuff over there, I’ve certainly not managed to explore it all yet.Posted 4 years agoBunnyhopSubscriber
MartynS – Member
This,Posted 4 years ago
Marple is a large village rather than a little tiny place.
2 train stations,
plenty of buses,
perfect off road trails that are easy to get into the Peak District from,
nice road riding (if that’s your thing too).
Friendly place with a good mtbing scene.
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