Thursday 9th December
Alan R will be leading:
Tomorrows ride will be on road, about 23 miles, heading for Eccleston through Standish along the A49 then back via Wrightington, Shevington and Martland Mill.
Starting at 9:30am from Trencherfield Mill, Heritage Way, Woods Street, Wigan WN3 4AT
Non members are very welcome to come along for a ride or two before joining, all we ask is that you fill out one of our membership forms before doing so and bring it along with you as well as your own bike & helmet to use on the ride.
No need to let us know if you’re coming along, just turn up on the day!
Membership forms are available for you to download from the website (About Us Page)
Previous Thursday Rides
Jim T: 22 mile road ride taking in Rivington, Horwich, Lostock and Aspull.
Phil B: Up the flight to Rabbit Rocks, Whelley Loop Line, Ladies Lane, Hindley to join the ‘pig sty’ off road route out to Bickershaw, Fir Tree circling the flash then canal towpath at Plank Lane Bridge, tracks around Pennington Flash before rejoining the canal and returning to Wigan. 19 miles long with 440 feet of ascent.
Phil B: The majority off road but included some road sections covering 19 undulating miles. Amberswood where we followed tracks through sections of boardwalk. Hindley Green and on to Hindley. Borsdane Wood, Aspull and then dropping through the grounds of Haigh Hall and Douglas Valley before climbing back to join the canal at New Springs following the canal towpath downhill into Wigan.
Phil B: The route is around 20 miles and will include off road sections including Parsons Meadow, Viridor, Three Sisters, Carr Mill and Hawkley Woods. The terrain will be undulating but the uphills will be gradual climbs, with no long steep ones.
Phil B: The 20 mile route included the cycleway out to Marsh Green then on to Kitt Green and Upholland, Beacon Country Park exploring some of the tracks. Roby Mill, Tontine and Billinge before descending into Wigan to return on the cycleway alongside the new road.
Jim T: Nine riding despite the forecast of wind & rain. Cobbled canal out to Challenge Way through the woods to Crooke and onto Giants Hall. Leyland Mill Lane up to the Hall, Balcarres, Borsdane Wood, Amberswood & back to Trencherfield
Allan F: Canal flight through the plantations to Haigh on the road through Blackrod – Horwich round Rivington back down to Adlington and then we will take the track which crosses the River Douglas via a ford ,if you are feeling brave. Canal to Arley , Red Rock , Boars Head then see how we feel about Wigan Lane or through cemetery to Gidlow Lane.
Phil B: This was mainly off road and included the Westwood Way cycleway, Hawkley Woods, Amberswood, Crankwood, Fir Tree Flash and a short section of Leeds-Liverpool Canal. 20 miles on relatively flat terrain with no serious hills.