Tuesday 3rd October
Jim T will be leading:
Tuesday ’s ride will be a 23-mile route on road, so a hybrid, road or e-bike would be suitable. It has a height gain of 1427ft with a maximum height of 702 feet.
We use our normal route through Haigh Woodland Park to get to Haigh. Little Scotland and Dark Lane takes us into Grimeford Lane and on to Rivington. We venture off our ‘normal’ route through Rivington to tackle the climb up Sheep House Lane and down past the Yarrow Reservoir and alongside Anglezarke Reservoir. Nickleton Brow leads us into Babylon Lane, Chorley Road and Rawlinson Lane to access the A5106 (Wigan Lane) at Duxbury. We head back home on the A5106 before turning into Platt Lane to get into Standish, where we join the A49 down towards Wigan. Gidlow Lane and Delph St provide an alternative route back to Trencherfield Mill.
Everyone is welcome to join us for a drink and snack after the ride at the Red Pepper Café, The Investment Centre, Waterside Drive, Wigan, WN3 5BA.
Starting at 09:30am 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 Tuesday Rides
26th September Jim T: 22 and 1250ft. Haigh Hall, Aspull and along Bolton Road to Coopers, Horwich, Rivington, Liverpool Castle, Dark Lane, Little Scotland, Red Rock, Chorley Road, Wigan Cemetery, Gidlow Lane, Prescott Street and Miry Lane.
5th September Allan F: 20 mile and 600ft. Towpath to Hawkley Woods, Devils backbone, Landgate Lane, North Ashton, tracks to Carr Mill, Sankey Valley, Newton, crossing the East Lancs and Racecourse, Viridor woods, Lily Lane and back via canal towpath.
29th August Jim T: 22 mile and 900ft. Wigan Lane into Standish, Mineral Line, Old Pepper Lane, Mossy Lea Road, Church Lane, Smithy Brow, Bispham Green, Grimshaw Green, Parbold, Lees Lane, Appley Bridge, Shevington, Crooke, Martland Mill and back to Trencherfield.
22nd August Jim T: 16 mile and 600ft Crooke Pads, Elnup Woods, Standish Wood Lane, Haigh Hall, Top Lock, Hindley Golf Course, Amberswood and back to Trencherfield.
15th August Jim T: 20 mile and 800ft. Mesnes Park, Hall Lane, Haigh Hall, Aspull, Blackrod, Middlebrook. Wingates, Westhouhoughton, Hindley Green, Park Road, Amberswood and back to Trencherfield via Westwood Way.
8th August Jim T: Road ride 21 miles 882 feet. Trencherfield Mill onto the towpath, Top Lock, Withington Lane, Hindley Golf Course, Ladies Lane, Aspull, Haigh and Red Rock down to Chorley Road, Jolly Tar Lane, Coppull Moor Lane, Preston Road, Standish, Pepper Lane, Mossy Lea Road, A5209 at Shevington Moor, Back Lane, Appley Bridge, Shevington, Gathurst Lane, canal towpath back to Trencherfield Mill.
1st August Jim T: 21 mile and 983ft. Standish, Coppull Moor Lane, Yarrow Valley Park, Bolton Road Yarrow Gate and Yarrow Road into Cowling Brow, Long Lane, Babylon Lane, Adlington, canal towpath to Red Rock, Wigan Cemetery, Gidlow Lane and back to Trencherfield.
25th July Paul B: 20 mile and 800ft. Canal towpath to Hawkley Woods, Marus Bridge, Winstanley Estate, Windy Arbor, Longshaw, Billinge Lump, Garswood, North Ashton, Skitters Wood, Ashton Heath, Stubshaw, Riding Lane, Bamfurlong and Canal towpath back to Trencherfield.
18th July Jim T: 20 mile and 900ft. Amberswood, Ladies Lane, Wingates, Horwich, Rivington, Littel Scotland, Haigh Hall & back to Trencherfield.
11th July Tony G: 19 mile and 600ft. Canal to Manchester Rd, Belle Green Lane, Highfield Rd to Hindley Station. Hall Lane across into Borsdane Wood, Gerrard Arms and up Dicconson to Code Lane then via Dodds and Jacks Lanes to the A 58. Wearish Lane, Hindley Green, Bickershaw, Kingsdown Flash, Crankwood, Dover Lock and towpath back to Trencherfield.
4th July Jim T: 18 mile and 900ft. Town Centre, Track along the River Douglas into Whelley, Balcarres, Little Scotland, Red Rock, Bradley Lane into Standish, Mineral Line, Standish Wood Lane, Giants Hall Crooke Village and back via Martland Mill & the DW.
27th June Allan F: 21 mile 1150ft. Cherry Gardens, Haigh Woodland Park to Aspull, Blackrod, Liverpool Castle, Rivington Hall Barn, Sheep House Lane, Horrobin Lane, Babylon Lane, Adlington over the common and across the river Douglas, Golf Course to Red Rock, Boars Head, Gidlow Cemetery, Gidlow Lane, Prescott Street and back to Trencherfield.
13th June Paul B: 20 mile and 800ft. Pool St and Canal to Hawkley Woods, Colby Road to the Ben Johnson, through Winstanley estate to Windy Arbour, Billinge and Beacon Road up to the Lump (almost). Billinge Lower End, Carr Mill, Garswood, Three Sisters, Backbone and back to Trencherfield
6th June Tony G: 22 mile and 1000ft. Wigan Park, Swinley, Balcarres, Toddington Lane, Little Scotland, Blundell’s Lane, ford over the River Douglas and on to Adlington. Duxbury via Rawlinson Lane, Yarrow Valley Country Park, Coppull Hall and Coppull Moor Lanes, Preston Road to Standish and back down the 49 to Trencherfield
30th May John M: 21 mile. Mesnes Park, Whitley Crescent and into Wigan Cemetery. Passing though the cemetery we join the A49 to Standish & the Mineral Line, Mossy Lee Road, Church Lane, Smithy Brow and Bentley Lane into Parbold. The Common, Mill Lane, Higher Lane, Lees Lane, Appley Lane South, Miles Lane, Shevington village, ‘Crooke Pads’ to Crooke village, track through the wooded area to get to Fourmarts Road and back to Trencherfield.
23rd May JIm T: 18 mile and 850ft. Amberswood, Hall Lane, Golf Course, Haigh, Pendlebury Lane, Red Rock, Fairhurst Lane, Standish, Elnup Woods, Crooke Pads, track to Martland, DW and back to base.
16th May Jim T: 21 mile and 900ft. Cherry Gardens, Leyland Mill Lane, Pendlebury Lane, Red Rock, canal to Adlington, Babylon Lane, Long Lane to Limbrick and Cowling. Canal again to Aberdeen, Blundell Lane and Little Scotland, Toddington Lane into Haigh, bridleway down past St David’s church, before re-joining the canal back to Trencherfield.
9th May Paul B: 20 mile and 900ft. Parsons Meadow, Leopold, Hall Lane, Water Park, Up and over the lump, Carr Mill, Garswood, Three Sisters and back to Trencherfield via the Backbone, Hawkley Woods and the canal towpath.
2nd May Paul B: 20 mile and approx 1000ft. Parsons Meadow, Alexandra Park, Banana Bridge, Tontine, Pimbo, Crawford, Rainford Linear Park, Billinge, Over the Lump, Windy Harbour and back to Wigan.