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Uppermill to Stalybridge 5mi Wed 30 Aug
Denshaw to Uppermill 4mi Wed 30 Aug
Glossop-lymn-skip-south-of-manchester_part2 5mi Fri 28 Jul
SusaToPT 2mi Mon 15 May
ConfToSusa 4mi Mon 15 May
SusaToConf 4mi Mon 15 May
Chapel lane: break 4mi Thu 23 Feb
mottram-lymn-skip-south-of-manchester_part2 5mi Thu 16 Feb
mottram-RossLave_lane 7mi Fri 20 Jan
manchester what to see 3mi 22 Sep 2016

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20mph for Manchester and Edinburgh

Tuesday 19 August

The 20mph revolution rolls on with two of Britain’s cities taking steps towards more bike-friendly streets. This week sees large swathes of inner Manchester become 20mph zones, including Hulme, Rusholme,…

Cargo bikes come to Manchester

Tuesday 27 May

A new cycle delivery company is aiming to bring two-wheeled freight transport to Manchester. Manchester Cycle Deliveries carries loads of up to 180kg anywhere in the city centre, and offers…

Saturday is ‘Big Ride’ day

Wednesday 14 May · 1

This Saturday, 17th May, thousands of cyclists will be taking to the streets to demand better cycling conditions – while having fun doing so. The ‘Big Ride’ event, part of the…

£5m of cycling improvements to trunk roads

Tuesday 1 April

Almost £5m is to be spent on a dozen small schemes to make England’s trunk roads safer for cyclists. The first one, in Hull, will be unveiled today. The Highways Agency is aiming to…

HS2 cycleway plans revealed

New Thursday 27 March

cycle.travel has obtained details of the new National Cycleway being planned beside the HS2 railway, from London to Birmingham and the North. The Dutch consultancy firm drawing up the proposals…

Bike show for Manchester this weekend

Thursday 6 March

London and Birmingham have their own bike shows: now, so does Manchester, with the Bike & Tri show returning to the city this weekend. To be held at the Manchester Central…

Days Out

Weekend rides

Find somewhere to cycle this weekend. Here’s our route-planner’s top picks around Manchester:

The Chocolate Cafe · 37mi round-trip
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Truly Scrumptious · 39mi round-trip
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Relish · 36mi round-trip
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National Cycle Network

Cycle routes in Manchester

The National Cycle Network is a great way to find traffic-free routes and quiet lanes. These routes pass through Manchester:

To Ashbourne, Buxton, Halifax, Hebden Bridge, Burnley, Barnoldswick, Sedbergh, Appleby-in-Westmorland and Berwick-upon-Tweed.

To Telford, Newport, Stafford, Stone, Stoke-on-Trent, Biddulph, Congleton, Macclesfield, Bollington, Marple, Tyldesley, Atherton, Hindley, Wigan, Adlington, Chorley and Preston.

To Southport, Maghull, Liverpool, Widnes, Warrington, Lymm, Penistone, Barnsley, Swinton, Doncaster and Selby.

To Ramsbottom, Accrington, Rishton, Blackburn, Preston, Morecambe, Carnforth, Kendal, Windermere and Ambleside.

To Littleborough, Todmorden, Hebden Bridge, Halifax, Elland, Brighouse, Huddersfield, Mirfield, Dewsbury, Bradford and Leeds.

Knowledge

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What are the roads like? Which are the most cycle-friendly cafés? Where’s your favourite place for a Saturday afternoon spin? Share your knowledge with other local cyclists.

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