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  • Where to ride near Manchester?
  • jim25
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    So im off to work just outside Manchester for 6 weeks, never riden around there before and will have plenty of time to kill.

    Will take both xc and dh bikes up so keen to ride allsorts and some night riding during the week.

    Wheres good to go and fairly local?

    hora
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    Whereabouts are you working/staying?

    loddrik
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    Junkyard
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    depends what side of Manc tbh as to where is best
    Quicker to llandegla than Gisburn from manc

    Premier Icon Harry_the_Spider
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    Monday Night Pub Ride is where the cool kids are.

    Usually out of Prestwich (4 miles north of the centre) with visits to other exotic locations all within about 30mins drive.

    Premier Icon spxxky
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    I recommend the river Irwell or the Manchester ship canal – both are probably drier than the surrounding land 🙁

    Premier Icon AlexSimon
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    Clayton Vale near enough in the centre

    Lee/Cragg quarry – 30mins drive to the north
    Lots of ‘natural’ trails around Rivington/Pennine bridleway/etc

    Marple/Roman Lakes about 20mins drive south

    Further south you’ve got the whole of the Peak District

    hora
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    If South or East of Manchester- Only the Peaks will do.

    If North Manchester – Tod, Hebden, Rivington or the Peaks.

    I’d recommend staying away from Urmston, Bury or Prestwich- very rough places.

    Premier Icon binners
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    Has anyone mentioned….

    Loads of riding to be had north of the city. Rivington, Darwen and Rammy, out to Blackstone Edge. You’ve got Lee and Cragg quarries up there too.

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    Yeah depends which side, to the north you have Rivington and the West Pennine Moors, some great XC riding but boggy in places. Healy Nab for a short DH track. Harder stuff hidden away.

    South of Manc, you’ve got Farmer John’s for DH – not that I’ve made it there myself yet.

    I’m often available to ride at odd times if you want showing round Rivvy.

    jekkyl
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    Lee Quarry. Drive to the peaks/degla/cannock/lakes?

    Premier Icon Bregante
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    I’d recommend staying away from Urmston, Bury or Prestwich- very rough places

    And we know how you like to avoid anything rough don’t we? Along with those nasty horrid cobbles.

    hora
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    Don’t you dare mention cobbles, I’ll sizzle, fizzle and die

    Premier Icon binners
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    Hora – come over to ours and ride down Rooley Moor Road, flat out, on a hard tail. You’d love it 😀

    jim25
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    Great stuff, lots of suggestions there.

    We’re working in Stockton Heath, so nearer Warrington than Manchester.
    Driving up form London Monday afternoon, so might night make monday night club.

    Have rear alot about Lee Quarry before, didn’t realise it was that close, so should will head there to at least see whats on offer, leave that to a weekend though prob.

    MoseyMTB
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    Slight hijack – Hora are you far from Stockport? When you next over the peak way?

    matt1986
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    Macclesfield Forrest is good there is a nice xc loop and a DH track. Marple Roman lake is good as is Hobson’s moor and over to Dovestones is fun as well.

    Premier Icon edhornby
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    you could have an evening blat round Delamere forest, relatively simple to get to from warrington although you need to keep your eye out for the trails that criss cross the fireroads

    if you want a long ride there is the mary townley loop

    hora
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    Mosey tomorrow am and next Sat if good?

    MoseyMTB
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    Tomorrow I’m tied up but next Saturday sounds great if you don’t mind me tagging along? Is Pook riding?

    First I need to do some internal brake cable routing! This will end in tears!

    ryderredman
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    Somehow nobody has said Farmer Johns! Email me if you fancy a riding buddy for DH, I’m not the greatest but need the practice 🙂

    Edit > chapaking did I just can’t read

    MoseyMTB
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    Chakaping did further up mate 🙂

    ryderredman
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    Showed me up good and proper

    Premier Icon MartynS
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    Macc Forrest dh track is an event/invite only thing, they have chains across it unless something’s on, likewise farmer johns is on private land, don’t know if its a turn up and ride or another event only type place

    There’s a bunch of us that ride in marple area fairly regularly, Thursday night ride, and weekends.
    Mail in profile if you want!!

    bigpole
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    There’s a night ride out of Stockton heath every Tues 7pm with a local group see http://www.warringtonrevolutionmtb.co.uk

    hora
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    Mosey Pook is now heavily involved in the crookes Gay & Lesbian festival unfortunately

    If its an Orange – run the dongle end of a brake cable through first then the outer fed over this. Then remove the brake cable.

    Sats good

    loddrik
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    Stockton Heath puts you right close to delamere or close to n Wales riding.

    MoseyMTB
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    Meta am Hora.

    Always knew he’d end up engrossed in the festival!

    hora
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    Same principle. Clarkes cableis stiff enough/great for entry. Same with Pooks hobby really.

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    You guys….

    MoseyMTB
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    Ha ok I’ll give it a try, the brakes not Pook’s hobby, tomorrow.

    Cheers mate

    jim25
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    bigpole – Member
    There’s a night ride out of Stockton heath every Tues 7pm with a local group see http://www.warringtonrevolutionmtb.co.uk

    THat sounds ideal! do you ride with them? what sort of riding is it?

    bigpole
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    Yup I ride with Warrington revolution…the rides are mostly off road and take in the best routes that Warrington has to offer, which ain’t mega! but takes in Daresbury firs which is a peach of a play area.
    Warrington is flat but we try and take in all the climbs we can. Check out warrington revolution Facebook page for rides times etc ( there are weekend rides round Wales peaks lakes also)

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    I’d recommend staying away from Urmston, Bury or Prestwich- very rough places.

    Bury? Really? Compared with such delights as Rochdale, Oldham and Crumpsall?

    bigpole
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    Yup I ride with Warrington revolution…the rides are mostly off road and take in the best routes that Warrington has to offer, which ain’t mega! but takes in Daresbury firs which is a peach of a play area.
    Warrington is flat but we try and take in all the climbs we can. Check out warrington revolution Facebook page for rides times etc ( there are weekend rides round Wales peaks lakes also)

    jim25
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    Great, I’ll prob see you next tuesday then

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