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30th May

Phil B will be leading:

Plenty of off road cycling in this week’s 18 miles ride with around 500 feet of ascent.   After a short section of Westwood Way cycleway we take a track through to Lower Ince and then enter Amberswood Nature Reserve.  We take in the boardwalks as we cross the reserve to Liverpool Road.  We then follow estate roads and tracks as we work our way across Hindley into Hindley Green.  We continue on back roads into Daisy Hill then onto Dobb Brow and Hart Common.  We then join a long track as we steadily climb up Jacks Lane and Dodd Lane towards Aspull.  We emerge on Dickinson Lane and after a short distance enter Mill Lane leading us to Borsdane Wood.  We cycle gradually downhill through the wood before returning to road.  We pass along Danes Avenue and a few back streets leading us onto Ladies Lane.  We leave the lane at Highfield Road to follow a track through to the recycling depot at Higher Ince and continue onwards to Hemfield Road.  We then join the Whelley Loop Line cycleway up to the canal at New Springs.  We’re then downhill on the towpath into Wigan and back to our start point. Everyone is welcome to join us for our usual drink, snack and chat at the Red Pepper after the ride.  This route is not suitable for a road bike.

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!

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Previous Thursday Rides

23rd May Ride cancelled due to inclement weather

16th May Denis M: 22 Miles. Trencherfield, Standish, Pepper, Mossy lea Road, Parbold, Appley bridge, Shevington, Standish Lower ground, Canal back to Start.

9th May – Phil B: 22 miles 700 feet. Westwood Way and Goose Green cycleways to Clapgate Lane, Winstanley, Highfield Grange Avenue, Leopold Street,  Orrell Water Park, Billinge, Garswood, Ashton,  Skitters Wood, Ashton Heath, Bolton Road, Three Sisters Nature Reserve, Devil’s Backbone, Hawkley Woods, canal towpath to Poolstock, Pool Street returning to Trencherfield Mill.

2nd May – Phil B: 24 mile and 950ft. Standish Lower Ground, Shevington, Standish, High Moor, Hunters Hill, Mawdesley, Bispham Green, Hoscar, Newburgh, Lees Lane, Appley Bridge, Miles Lane into Shevington, Gathurst, towpath to DW and Wallagate cycleway back to Trencherfield.

25th April – Phil B: 19 mile and 1000 ft.  Towpath to Whelley Loop, Haigh Hall, Pendlebury Lane, Wigan Lane, Standish, Beech Walk, Arbour Lane, Shevington, Appley Bridge, Miles Lane, Crooke Pads, Heinz, Marsh Green, Worsley Hall, Robin Park Road and Parsons Meadow back to Trencherfield.

18th April – Phil B: Westwood Way Cycle Path taking us to Goose Green, Winstanley, Windy Arbour, Billinge, Crank, Rainford Bypass at Windle Island, Bushey Lane, Crawford to Pimbo, Tower Hill into Hall Green, Tontine, Orrell,  Gathurst Road, canal towpath until Martland Mill Lane, DW Stadium, Saddle Junction, Wallgate cycle path, Trencherfield Mill car park

11th April – Phil B: 21 mile 500ft. Towpath to Bamfurlong, Kingsdown Flash, Crankwood, Westleigh, Daisy Hill, Hindley Green, Leyland Park, Amberswood, Whelley Loop, New Springs & towpath back to Trencherfield

4th April – Phil B: 36 mile and 900ft. Canal towpath to Parbold, Newburgh, Hoscar , Burscough Bridge. Martin Mere, Mere Brow, Bretherton & Croston. Lunch stop at Twin Lakes before heading to Wrightington, Standish Mineral Line and back to Trencherfield. 

28th March – Allan F: 20 miles road route with 1000 feet of climbing . Wallgate, DW Stadium onto Challenge Way, Kitt Green, Orrell Post through Upholland and around the monument to Hall Green. Chequer Lane, Pimbo, Crawford then News Lane to Rainford Station and onto the linear park trail to Mill Lane, up to the Red Cat PH then Gores Lane to Billinge through to Windy Arbour and Pemberton Road downhill into Wigan. Cycle lanes from the Saddle Junction back to Trencherfield.

21st March – Phil B: 19 mile on and off-road ride with 900 feet of ascent.  Parsons Meadow, Worsley Mesnes, Goose Green, Billinge Road, Leopold Street, Orrell Water Park,  Crank Road, Billinge, Shaley Brow,  Kings Moss, Pimbo, Upholland, Roby Mill, Orrell, Redwood, Norley Hall, Worsley Hall, Saddle Junction, and back to Trencherfield.  

14th March – Phil B:  21 mile and 750ft. Gidlow, Swinley, Leyland Mill Lane, Haigh, Aspull, Hall Lane, Borsdane Wood, Hindley, Hart Common, Daisy Hill, Hindley Green, Hindley, Ladies Lane, Higher Ince, Whelley Loop, & back via the canal towpath.

7th March – Phil B: 20 miles relatively flat.  Amberswood, Blackberry Drive Estate to Park Road, Bickershaw, Fir Tree Flash, Plank Lane, Pennington Flash, Crankwood, Millers Lane, Amberswood, Lower Ince, Back to Trencherfield

29th February – Denis M : Road ride 25 miles. Trencherfield, Charnock Richard, Back lane, Eccleston, Dawbers lane, Euxton, then back home.

22nd February – Phil B: 20 miles 800 feet of ascent.  Poolstock, Worsley Mesnes Estate, Westwood Way cycleway, Goose Green, Winstanley, Windy Arbour, Billinge, Crank, Rainford, Ferry Knoll Road, Skelmersdale, Digmoor, Hall Green, descend into Wigan through Upholland, Orrell, Kitt Green and Marsh Green, Wallgate, back to Trencherfield.

15th February – Phil B: 25 miles 900 feet of ascent.  Springfield, Whitley, Standish, Mineral Line cycleway, Pepper Lane into Wrightington, Heskin into Eccleston, Bannister Lane, Bentley Lane into Hilldale,  Parbold Village, A5209, Higher Lane, Lees Lane, Appley Bridge, Miles Lane to Shevington. canal towpath at Gathurst, towpath at the DW joining the road and cycleway back to our start point. 

8th February – Cancelled due to weather

1st Feb – Allan F : 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.

25th January Phil B: 23 mile and 700 ft. Saddle Junction, Alexandra Park, Billinge Road, Orrell, Redwood Estate, Billinge, Carr Mill Road and Dam, Sankey Valley, Wargrave, Park Road South, Rob Lane, Haydock Park racecourse into Edge Green, Viridor, Bolton Road, canal towpath & Pool St back to base.

18th January – Ride Cancelled due to Weather

11th January Phil B: 19 miles and 1000ft. Poolstock to Goose Green, Clapgate Lane, Melrose Drive, Winstanley, Highfield, Leopold Street, Hall Lane, Orrell Water Park, Sandy Lane, Tontine, Alma Hill, Beacon Country Park, Elmers Green, Crow Lane, Roby Mill, Lafford Lane, Upholland, Orrell, Kitt Green, Marsh Green, DW Stadium and back via Wallgate.

4th January Phil B: 24 mile and 900 ft. Westwood Way to Goose Green, Little Lane, Leopold Street, Orrell Post, Upholland, Hall Green, Tower Hill, Pimbo, Crawford, Rainford Linear Park, Billinge, Simms Lane End Ashton, Stubshaw, Bamfurlong & towpath back to base.

28th December Phil B: 21 mile. Towpath to Abram, Crankwood, Plank Lane, Penny Flash, Byrom Woods Golborne, Edge Green Lane, Viridor, Three Sisters, Backbone, Hawkley Woods & back. 

14th December Phil B: 24 mile. Westwood Way and Warrington Road to Clapgate Lane, Winstanley, Windy Arbour, Billinge, Crank, Rainford Bypass, Bushey Lane, Digmoor, Hall Green, Upholland, Orrell Post, Kitt Green, Walthew House Lane and Challenge Way, DW Stadium, Trencherfield.

7th December John M: 20 mile. Towpath to Appley Bridge,  Lees Lane, Parbold, Mill Lane and The Common into Mawdesley, Cardiac Hill, Mossy Lea Road, Pepper Lane, Shevington, Standish Lower Ground & Woodhouse Lane back to Trencherfield.

30th November Allan F: 22 mile and 550ft. Towpath to Bamfurlong, Viridor, Edge Green Lane, Haydock Park Racecourse, Newton-le-Willows, Wargrave, Sankey Valley Trail, Carr Mill Dam, Garswood, Landgate, Devils BB, Hawkley Hall woods, canal towpath to return via Poolstock.

23rd November Phil B: 25 mile and 1100ft. Wallgate cycleway, Robin Retail Park into Marsh Green, Kitt Green, Gathurst, Shevington, Appley Bridge, Skull House Lane and Appley Lane North, Parbold Hill, Newburgh, Hoscar, Bispham, Andertons Mill, Cardiac Hill, Mossy Lea Road, Pepper Lane, Mineral Line, Standish, and A49 Wigan Lane back to base.

16th November Jim T: 22 miles and 1300ft. Haigh Hall, towpath to Adlington, Babylon Lane, around Yarrow Reservoir to Sheephouse Lane, Rivington, Horwich, Blackrod, Little Scotland, Haigh, Aspull, Scholes and towpath back to Trencherfield.

9th November Phil B: 22 mile and 650ft. Worsley Mesnes, Clapgate Lane, Winstanley, Windy Arbour, Billinge, Carr Mill Road, Sankey Valley Trail, Wargrave, Newton-le-Willows, Haydock Park, Golborne, Bamfurlong, Platt Bridge and canal towpath back to base.  

2nd November Jim T:

26th October Phil B: 23 mile and 1000ft. Wallgate, DW, Marsh Green, Kitt Green, Orrell, Billinge, Crank. Rainford, Crawford Village, Pimbo, Tower Hill, Upholland, Roby Mill, Bank Brow, Appley Bridge, Mill Lane, Miles Lane, Shevington, Gathurst & canal towpath back to Trencherfield.

19th October Paul B: 23 mile and 1000ft. Water Park, over the Lump, Crank, past Fairfield, across the fields, over Moss Bank, Carr Mill, Garswood, Three Sisters & back via canal towpath from Bamfurlong.

12th October Phil B: 23 mile and 1000ft. DW Stadium, Martland, Kitt Green, Orrell, Upholland, Pimbo, Crawford Village, Rainford Linear Park, Windle, Crank Road, Billinge, Windy Arbour, Little Lane, Westwood Way and back to TM via Canal towpath & Pool Street

5th October Phil B: 20 mile and 600ft Towpath to Cale Lane, Withington Lane, Ladies Lane, Borsdane Wood, Hindley, Hindley, Westleigh Lane, Fir Tree Flash, Bickershaw, Amberswood, Lower Ince, Westwood Industrial Park & towpath back to TM.

28th September Phil B: 22 mile and 1000ft. Westwood Way, Goose Green, Winstanley estate, Highfield, Leopold Street, Orrell, Upholland, Roby Mill, Lees Lane, Parbold village, Hilldale, Hunters Hill, High Moor, Appley Bridge, canal towpath, DW Stadium and Wallgate cycleway back to Trencherfield.

21st Sept Phil B: 20 mile. Westwood Way cycle path Hawkley Woods, Devil’s Backbone, Landgate Lane Viridor, Edge Green Road, estate roads through Golbone & Lowton, Pennington Flash, Crankwood, towpath to Bamfurlong, Amberswood, Whelley Loop, Belle Green Lane, William Foster Playing Fields & towpath back to base.

14th Sept Denis: 20 mile. Gathurst, Appley Bridge, Wrightington, Heskin, Euxton & back via Charnock or Chorley

7th September Phil B: 22 mile and 850ft.  King Street West into Gidlow and tracks to join Wigan Road at Boars Head, Standish, Mineral Line, Wrightington, Hilldalem, Parbold, Lees Lane, Appley Bridge, Shevington, Gathurst, towpath to DW Stadium and back via Wallgate cycleway.

31st August Denis: 20 mile and 1000ft. Billinge, Rainford, Pimbo, Ashurst Beacon, Roby Mill & back.

24th August Paul B: 22 miles and 900ft. Westwood Way, Amberswood, Viridor, Three Sisters, Perry Brook, Drummers Lane, Turpin, Billinge Hill, Water Park, Hall Lane, Leopold St and back to Trencherfield

17th August Phil B: 20 miles and 850ft. Parsons Meadow, Leopold Street, ‘Banana Bridge’, Lodge Road & Tracks Lane, into Billinge, Beaconon Road towards the Hill, Bin Wagon Alley down to Rainford Road. Kings Moss through to Pimbo, into Upholland, through Hall Green, Alma Hill, Tontine, Orrell, Gathurst Lane, Springs Road, Kitt Green, Marsh Green and via the DW Stadium back to Trencherfield.

10th August Phil B: 22 miles route 550 feet of ascent. Towpath at Poolstock, Bamfurlong, trail alongside the railway into Viridor, Edge Green, Haydock Park Racecourse, Newton-le-Willows, Wargrave, Sankey Valley Trail, Carr Mill Dam, Garswood, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Three Sisters Nature Reserve, Landgate, woods at Hawkley Hall, canal towpath to return via Poolstock back to Trencherfield. 

3rd August Phil B: 19 miles. Westwood estate, tour of Amberswood, Low Hall, detour via Platt Waz to Kingsdown Flash, Crankwood via Morris Dancers Ground, Fir Tree Flash, Bickershaw, Hindley, Ladies Lane, Highfield Road Whelley Loop and canal towpath back to base.

27th July Tony G: A wet 23 miles and 700ft. Canal to Appley Bridge, Lees Lane, Parbold & the Common, Heskin, Cardiac Hill, Tunley Lane, Shevington, Crooke Pads & canal back to Trencherfield.

20th July Phil B: 22 mile and 1100ft. Mesnes Park, Gidlow, tracks to Wigan Road, Standish, Green Lane, Elnup Woods, Shevington, Appley Bridge, Lees Lane, Ashurst Beacon, Roby Mill, Lafford Lane, Orrell Post, Kitt Green, Marsh Green, DW & back to Trencherfield via Wallgate.

13th July Phil B: 19 mile and 600ft. Pool Street, towpath to Hawkley, through the woods and up the Backbone to Landgate. Three Sisters, Viridor, Golborne, Haydock Park, Ashton Heath, Skitters Woods, North Ashton, Windy Arbour, Pemberton Road, Pine View, bridleways through Winstanley to Goose Green, Westwood Way, canal towpath and back to Trencherfield via Pool Street.

6th July Phil B: 20 mile and 900ft.   Parsons Meadow, Alexandra Park, Leopold Street , Orrell, Alma Hill, Tower Hill, Crawford, Rainford, Crank, Billinge, Windy Arbour, Saddle and back to Trencherfield Mill.

29th June Allan F: 20 mile. DW, Challenge Way, Orrell, Upholland, Ashurst Beacon, Parbold. Stoney Lane, Mossy Lea Road, Pepper Lane, Shevington, Crook Pads and back via Martland Mill 

22nd June Allan F: Canal to Devils Backbone, Landgate, North Ashton, Carr Mill, Sankey Valley Trail to Newton le Willows, Golborne, Viridor, Lily Lane and back to base along canal.

15th June Phil B: 19 miles and 550ft. Towpath to Cale Lane, track to Hall Lane, Borsdane Wood, Hart Common, Hindley Green, Westleigh, Bickershaw, Amberswood, Whelley Loop and back to Trencherfield.

8th June Phil B: 19 mile and 800ft. Goose Green, Little Lane, Leopold St, Hall Lane, Orrell Water Park Tracks Lane, Crank Road, Billinge Lump, Rainford Road, Billinge tracks to Garswood, Three Sisters, Viridor Wood, Bamfurlong and the Canal back to Trencherfield

1st June Phil B: 20 mile and 400ft. Westwood Way, Spring View, Amberswood, Bickershaw, Fir Tree Flash, Byrom Hall Wood, Edge Green, Viridor Woods, Three Sisters, Devil’s Backbone and back to Trencherfield.

25th May Phil B: 19 miles and 800ft.  Parsons, Goose Green, Clapgate Lane, Melrose Drive, Leopold, Banana Bridge, Ashurst Beacon, Crow Lane into Roby Mill, Bank Brow to join Lees Lane.  Farm track to the canal, Appley Bridge, Miles Lane, Shevington. Crooke Pads, track to Heinz, DW and back to base.

18th May Phil B: 23 mile and 600ft. Canal towpath to Bamfurlong, Viridor, Edge Green Road, Sandy Lane crossing Haydock Park Racecourse and the East Lancs Road. Rob Lane into Newton-le-Willows and on to Wargrave, Sankey Valley trail to Carr Mill Dam, Garswood Old Road, Garswood, North Ashton, Drummers Lane, Landgate Lane, Devil’s Backbone, Hawkley Woods and back to base.

11th May Phil B: 20 miles road ride 850 feet. Standish through Wigan Park to Mesnes Road and along Wigan Lane.  Standish on the mineral line cycleway, into Wrightington.  Heskin Hall emerging onto Bannister Lane.  Return route – Far Moor Appley Bridge, Shevington.  Standish Lower Ground, DW Stadium, Saddle Junction.

4th May Phil B: 20 mile and 500ft. Canal towpath to Higher Ince, Whelley Loop, Belle Green Lane, Hemfield, Ladies Lane, Borsdane Wood.  Dicconson Lane, Code Lane, Dodds Lane, Jacks Lane to Castle Hill, through Hindley and across Atherton Road into tracks around Bickershaw.  Bickershaw Lane, Crankwood Road, canal towpath to Bamfurlong, Millers Lane Estate. into Amberswood and back to base.

27th Apr Phil B: 20 mile and 350ft. Canal towpath to Bamfurlong, side of the railway into Viridor.  Golborne, Lowton, Penny Flash, Fir Tree Flash, Bickershaw tracks to Leyland Park, Amberswood and towpath back to Trencherfield

20th Apr Phil B: 20 mile and 700ft. Parsons Meadow to Worsley Mesnes, Westwood Way cycleway through to Goose Green. Clapgate Lane, through Winstanley estate to Windy Arbour. Billinge, Carr Mill Dam, Garswood, Skitters Wood, Ashton Heath.  Into Golborne, Riding Lane, Viridor, Three Sisters, Landgate Lane and the trail down the Devil’s Backbone into Hawkley Hall Woods. Canal towpath, Pool Street and back to base.

13th Apr Phil B: 19 mile and 550 ft. of ascent but no steep climbs.  Amberswood Leyland Park, Hindley Green and along Sandy Lane to Borsdane Wood. Ladies Lane, Kirkless, towpath up to Haigh, Hall Lane to Swinley, Gidlow Cemetery, returning through Beech Hill and Springfield into Wigan. 

6th Apr Denis M: 22 miles. DW stadium up to Orrell, through Upholland over the beacon and into Parbold. Stoney Lane, Mossy Lea Road, Pepper Lane and the A49 back to base.

30th Mar Pete H: 21 miles and 500ft of gain. Parsons Meadow, Hawkley Hall, devils back bone to Three Sisters, onwards to Haydock skirting the edge of Garswood. Sankey Valley and on to Wargrave for our return through Newton le Willows, crossing the race course and onwards to Edge Green lane, Bolton road to the canal and back to Trencherfield

23rd Mar Denis M: 22 Miles. DW stadium to Orrell into Upholland over the Beacon then into Parbold. Stoney Lane, Mossy Lea Lane into Pepper Lane then the A49 back to Trencherfield

16th Mar Allan F: 20 miles on road. From the town centre follow A49, Standish, Charnock Richard, Back Lane / Bradley Lane, Eccleston, Banister Green, Cardiac Hill, Wrightington, Almond Brook, Shevington Lane, Crook, Standish Lower Ground and back to the start via Stadium Way.

9th Mar – Cancelled due to weather

2nd Mar – Phil B: 20 miles. Parsons Meadow, Hawkley Hall Estate, Devil’s Backbone, to Three Sisters. Viridor, Bamfurlong, Dover Lock, Crankwood.  Plank Lane, Fir Tree Flash Bickershaw Country Park, ‘pig sty’ route into Hindley.  Blackberry Drive, Amberswood, Lower Ince. Canal towpath back to our start point.

23rd Feb – Phil B: 20 miles and 900ft. DW Stadium through to Kitt Green and Orrell, Hall Green then up to Beacon Country Park. Elmers Green back up to Mill Lane and Ashurst Beacon. Long Heys Lane to Lees Lane. Canal towpath through to Crooke Village. Martland Mill Industrial Estate via the woods, past the DW Stadium to the Saddle, then alongside the River Douglas into Swan Meadow Road and back toTrencherfield

16th Feb – Phil B: 19 miles 400 feet. Westwood Way cycleway, Westwood Lane, Amberswood Nature Reserve.  Boardwalks, NC Route into Hindley.  Hart Common, Hindley Green, Westleigh, Bickershaw Country Park, ‘pig sty’ track. Abram, Kingsdown Flash, Dover Lock. Towpath into Wigan

9th Feb – Phil B: 20 miles 800 feet of ascent.  Parsons Meadow, Westwood Way, Goose Green, Clapgate Lane, Winstanley estate, Melrose Drive, Highfield, Leopold, Hall Lane, Orrell, Tontine, Upholland, Lafford Lane, Bank Brow Lees Lane, Newburgh. Parbold Village, Appley Bridge, Shevington, Crooke Village, Martland Mill industrial estate, DW Stadium, Wallgate.

2nd February – Phil B: 19 mile and 500ft. Westwood Way cycleway to Goose Green, Alexandra Park, up to Orrell via Leopold Street and the ‘Banana’ bridge.  Billinge next then a nice run down to North Ashton, Skitters Woods, Ashton Heath Haydock Park Racecourse into Golborne and on to Edge Gree, Stubshaw Cross, Landgate Lane, ‘Devil’s Backbone’, Hawkley Woods, Carr Lane, Worsley Mesnes into Parsons Meadow and back to Trencherfield. 

26th January Phil B: 19 mile undulating route.  Cycleway to the Saddle Junction, past the DW Stadium to Martland Mill. Crooke woods followed by the pads to Shevington, through Elnup Wood into Standish, Mineral Line cycleway to Old Pepper Lane. Into Wrightington and Tunley Lane before we begin our return by following Robin Hood Lane and Appley Lane North into Appley Bridge, Skull House Lane into Shevington, dropping down to Gathurst then up Gathurst Brew and into Kitt Green. Marsh Green estate, cut through Robin Park and cycleway back to Trencherfield.

12th January Phil B: 19 miles flat terrain. Amberswood to Millers Lane at Platt Bridge. Canal towpath at Bamfurlong passing Pennington Flash returning to the flash on a track alongside the Sports Village.   Green Lane,  cross Lowton into Golborne then on to Stubshaw Cross.  Towards Three Sisters,  Landgate Lane to join the track leading down the ‘Devil’s Backbone’ into Hawkley Hall woods.  Crossing the woods rejoin the canal towpath to Pool Street return to road back to Trencherfield.

5th January Phil B : 19 miles route with around 700 feet of ascent.  Canal towpath at Pool Street, through the woods at Hawkley Hall and up to Landgate.  Across North Ashton to Garswood and via Arch Lane through to Billinge and on to Crank.  We then steadily climb on country lanes to Pimbo over Tower Hill and into Hall Green.  Back to Wigan down Alma Hill into Tontine and Orrell to join the trail over the ‘Banana Bridge’ through to Leopold Street then via Goose Green and  Westwood Way into Wigan. 

29th December Phil B: 19 mile 600ft. Parsons Meadow into Worsley Mesnes then cycle lanes to Marsh Green. Martland Mill to Giants Hall at Standish Lower Ground, tracks to Gidlow Cemetery before entering Swinley and joining Hall Lane to climb gradually up towards Haigh Hall.  New Road leads us to another track into Aspull. passing rugby union ground to join Hall Lane and Bolton Road taking us to Borsdane Wood.  We cycle through the wood into Hindley where we follow Sandy Lane and pass through to Hindley Green.  Estate roads take us across to join tracks on the ‘pig sty’ route back to Leyland Park.  More back roads lead us briefly onto Liverpool Road where we enter Amberswood.  We then pass by the lake on our way to Lower Ince and into Westwood for the final section of the ride back to base.

22nd December Phil B: 18 miles 800 Feet. Westwood Way cycleway through to Goose Green upto Clapgate Lane.  Footpath into Winstanley.  Melrose Drive, Holmes House Avenue and Pemberton Road.  Cut through the Highfield estate onto Leopold Street on to the Redwood estate.  Footpath up to the ‘Banana Bridge’ and Orrell Water Park, emerging onto Tracks Lane.  Pass through Tontine to Upholland and into Lafford Lane to Roby Mill.  Climb up Farley Lane and Crow Lane towards Ashurst Beacon.  Mill Lane leading to Hall Green drop down Alma Hill back into Upholland and onto Orrell.  Kitt Green passing the DW Stadium joining Wallgate cycleway back to our start point. 

15th December – Cancelled due to Weather conditions

8th December – Cancelled due to Weather conditions

1st December Phil B: 17 miles on and off road 800 Feet ascent. Westwood Way cycleway to Goose Green and then to Alexandra Park.  Crossing Newtown into the Worsley Hall and Marsh Green to Martland Mill.  Beech Hill estate and the Standish Wood Lane track through to Gidlow Cemetery, emerging from Whitley Crescent onto Spencer Road and then round the Cherry Gardens roundabout and into Leyland Mill Lane.  Joined Sennicar Lane track up to Haigh Hall.  On up to the Balcarres Arms at Haigh.  Haigh Hall plantations.  Down the trail into the valley joined the canal towpath at New Springs. 

24th November Phil B: 17 miles and 650 feet of ascent. Parsons Meadow, Worsley Mesnes, Clapgate Lane, bridleways through Winstanley Estate and up to Windy Arbour. Into Billinge, tracks down to Carr Mill, Garswood, Bryn, Three Sisters, Landgate Lane, Devil’s Backbone, Hawkley Woods, canal towpath to Pool Street and back to Trencherfield.

17th November – Ride cancelled due to weather conditions

10th November Phil B: 18 miles and 400 feet of climbing. Canal towpath, Amberswood, Low Hall Nature Reserve through to Bickershaw., Fir Tree Flash to Plank Lane. Across to Byrom Lane, Byrom Hall Woods and through to Golborne. Trails around Viridor then alongside the railway to join the canal towpath at Bamfurlong for the final stretch back to Trencherfield.

3rd November Phil B: 18 miles and approx 800 feet of climbing. Cycleway to the Saddle Junction, past the DW to Martland Mill, woodland tracks into Crooke Village, ‘pads’ up to Shevington and Miles Lane to Appley Bridge. Mill Lane next up, Appley Lane South then Lees Lane and Dungeon Lane leading to the climb to Ashurst Beacon.  Trail section through Beacon Park on the way down to Hall Green, Alma Hill and through Tontine to Orrell Water Park, Hall Lane, Pemberton, Saddle Junction and back to Trencherfield

27th October Phil B: 17 miles and around 500 feet of climbing. Parsons Meadow, Westwood Way, through to Amberswood. We ride the trails across Amberswood, back streets through to Hindley Green and Long Lane. Sandy Lane back towards Hindley, Jack’s Lane and Dodd Lane up into Aspull. Borsdane Wood, Ladies Lane joining the track down Highfield Road into Higher Ince and onwards to the canal towpath for the run back to Trencherfield.

20th October Phil B: 18 miles and a little over 500 feet of climbing. Parsons Meadow, Alexandra Park, up to Orrell Water Park via Leopold Street and the ‘Banana Bridge’. Tracks Lane next, into Billinge and tracks through to Garswood.  Three Sisters Nature Reserve, Landgate Lane into Bamfurlong and the canal towpath back to Trencherfield. 

13th October Pete H: 19 Mile with 260 ft of ascent. From Trencherfield along canal and on to Bamfurlong, side of the railway to Viridor Wood joining Riding Lane, Edge Green Ln. on into Golborne arriving at Byrom Wood. Slag Ln. to Fir Tree Flash, Westleigh and Hindley, return along the loop line to the canal and back to the Brick.

6th October Jim T: 22-mile and 822ft of ascent. Standish, Bradley Lane, Chorley Road, Jolly Tar Lane, Yarrow Valley, Birkacre and Dobs Brow. Church Lane to the A49, Back Lane, Red Lane into Eccleston, Bannister Green Lane, Toogood Lane, Cardiac Hill, Tunley Lane, Almond Brook. Through Shevington, Crooke Martland Mill and back to Trencherfield via the DW and cycle paths from the Saddle.

29th September Phil B: 20 miles almost all off road with little uphill.  Canal towpath at Pool Street to Moss Bridge, “yellow brick road” through to Cemetery Road and Amberswood then Low Hall Nature Reserve to Leyland Park.  Trails around the woods and open land at Bickershaw through the Council Estate, trails around the former colliery site “Road to Nowhere”, Fir Tree Flash, Plank Lane, trails around Pennington Flash. Canal towpath back to Moss Bridge, woods at Hawkley Hall, Westwood Way, Worsley Mesnes Estate, Parsons Meadow and back to Trencherfield.

22nd September Phil B: 21 miles on and off road including a difficult climb.  King Street West on our way to Mesnes Park emerging Walkden Avenue. Gidlow Lane then up to Gidlow Cemetery and onwards Wigan Road, track to Green Lane and down Standish Wood Lane to Elnup Wood. Crossing Shevington to join Miles Lane and drop down to Appley Bridge. Mill Lane and Appley Lane North into Lees Lane, laving after a short distance to tackle the lengthy climb up Long Heys Lane to Ashurst Beacon. Well earned rest outside the Prince William before a great downhill on Crow Lane and Farley Lane into Roby Mill. Walthew Green and onto the Whitley Road track through to Lafford Lane, through Upholland to Tontine, onwards to Orrell Water Park before joining Hall Lane track down to Leopold Street and Enfield Street. Alexandra Park then on to cycleways into Wigan and back to Trencherfield. 

15th September Phil B: 19 miles mainly off road and 750 feet of uphill. Canal towpath and the Westwood Way cycleway, Westwood Lane on our way to Amberswood.  We cross Amberswood and circle the lake before joining the Whelley Loop Line up to Higher Ince.  We then cut through the industrial estate to the track at Hemfield Road leading us to Ladies Lane and on to Danesway and the entrance of Borsdane Wood.  We cycle through the full length of the wood on a slight uphill climb towards the Balcarres at Haigh, then down the track at Toddington Lane into Little Scotland.  A short section of road takes us to Blundell Lane followed by Arley Lane and through the golf course to Red Rock. Over the canal and up School Lane into the Haigh Woodland Park, down into the Douglas Valley before returning back to join the canal towpath at New Springs. Downhill then into Wigan and back to our start point. 

8th September Phil B: 21 miles 870ft Ascent. Mainly on road with some cycleway. Westwood Way cycleway through to Goose Green, Little Lane, Leopold Street via Billinge Road and Enfield Street.  Passing through the Redwood estate taking bridleway through to Orrell.  Orrell Road into Upholland, Hall Green, Chequer Lane, following cycleways towards Digmoor.  Nipe Lane, Ferry Knoll Road into Rainford.  News Lane and Higher Lane leading to Crank.  Rainford Road climbing into Billinge.  Roby Well Way reaching Main Street, continued to Windy Arbour then downhill towards Wigan.  Saddle Junction back to Trencherfield.

1st September Phil B: 18 miles and 750ft of ascent. Saddle Junction, Alexandra Park, Billinge Road, Leopold Street, Hall Lane, Orrell Water Park, Tracks Lane then Billinge Lump, Rainford Road, Billinge, Garswood Road, Garswood, Downall Green, Brocstedes Road, Drummers Lane, Landgate, Devil’s Backbone, Hawkley Woods, Canal towpath, Westwood Way, Worsley Mesnes, Parsons Meadow and back to Trencherfield via Swan Meadow Road.

25th August Phil B: 21 miles on and off road with 650 ft of climbing.  Canal towpath at Poolstock, Bamfurlong, Viridor, Edge Green Road, Edge Green Lane, Haydock Park Racecourse, East Lancs, Newton, Park Road North into Wargrave, Vulcan Village, Sankey Valley Park trail, Carr Mill Dam, Carr Mill Road, Billinge, Newton Road, Main Street, Windy Arbour, Saddle Junction and back to Trencherfield. 

18th August Phil B: 20 miles on and off road ride with 400 feet of climbing.  Parsons Meadow, Westwood Way Moss Bridge woods adjacent to Pearson’s Flash, Cemetery Road, Spring View, Amberswood, Blackberry Drive, Park Road, Bickershaw, Road to Nowhere, Fir Tree Flash and follow the trails through to Plank Lane, Westleigh passing Firs Park, Corner Lane, Coupland Road, Swan Lane, Hindley, Whelley Loop Line and towpath back to Trencherfield.

11th August Phil B: 17 miles mainly off road with 500 feet of climbing.  Canal towpath up to Rabbit Rocks at New Springs, Whelley Loop, Amberswood, Low Hall, Kingsdown Flash, Morris Dancers, Crankwood, Pennington Flash, Green Lane, Byrom Lane, Slag Lane and finally the towpath back to Wigan.

4th August Phil B: 24 miles on road route with 1000 feet of climbing. Wallgate, DW Stadium onto Challenge Way, Kitt Green, Orrell Post through Upholland and around the monument to Hall Green. Chequer Lane, Pimbo, Crawford. News Lane into Rainford and on towards the Bypass. Crank Road past Fairfield Hospital on our way to Billinge.  Windy Arbour and Pemberton Road downhill into Wigan. Cycle lanes from the Saddle Junction back to Trencherfield. 

7 Comments, RSS

  • Amanda says:

    Hi I have a foldable bike and would love to ride with a team can you put me on to a group please I don’t have a mountain bike but am looking to get one as soon as

    • Paul says:

      Hi Amanda, more than welcome to join us. Read the About Us page and simply bring along a completed membership form thats available on the page. No need to let us know your coming just rock up when it suits.

  • Terry says:

    Hi
    I have got a electric bike and is that ok.
    Regards Terry.

    • Paul says:

      Hi Terry electric bike should be fine, but just bear in mind that a lot of the off-road trails we use have access barriers (kissing gate type affair)on them. Might be a little more awkward to negotiate with a heavier bike. Only one way to find out though!

    • Geoffrey Smith says:

      I regularly use an electric bike on rides without problem

  • Jack Dodd says:

    Hi to all present today Thursday 2nd August. Thank you for welcoming me today. I hope I didn’t hold you back too much. It was great to see the route and hope I can gain better fitness to join you again sometime in the future. Meanwhile I shall try the Lifestyle group, thanking you for the introduction to Keith. Cheers and safe riding. Jack

  • Pauline Taylor says:

    Does anyone know if the Thursday ride is likely to be on this week due to weather ?

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