Active – Old Barn

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Date(s) - 23/02/2020
8:30 am - 1:30 pm

The Mulberry Tree


This is a long flattish route for the actives, which takes us further from base than usual.  We start up London Road and wind through Appleton Thorn, Antrobus, Wincham, the Peovers and Lower Withington.

The stop is at the Old Barn (formerly the famous Chapeau Cafe) in Marton 26 miles in.

The return leg includes some of the same roads so remember not to look behind you on the way out if you want any surprise views.  We do, however, take in Twemlow Green, Goostrey and the Lostocks for variety.

It’s 51 miles with a total of 1400 ft of climbing.

You can view details of the route here: Chapeau Cafe 1

The Active ride is paced between 14-16mph. We typically ride at around 15 mph average and we would like to ask riders to be respectful of this for your own safety and the safety of the group. Suitable for road bikes only.

We meet at the Mulberry Tree, Stockton Heath, WA4 2AF. Please arrive by 08:20 for a prompt 08:30 start. Bikes MUST be in good working order and you MUST have a helmet.  You need to carry a spare inner tube and/or puncture repair kit and when necessary you should also have lights. You should also bring enough to drink (minimum one full bottle) and snacks/gels etc appropriate for the length of the ride.

General Rules:

  • Please keep pavements clear at meeting points, be respectful of pedestrians.
  • We generally ride as a single group, unless we have 12 or more riders when we would split into 2 groups (assuming we have enough ride leaders to accommodate this)
  • Riders must ride maximum two abreast – not four! – and on the left hand side of the road – safety first!
  • Riders must have someone they can phone in case of emergencies and mechanical failure – it is not the responsibility of the leaders to fix a bike – but they will help if they can.

New riders are always more than welcome and can enjoy 3 free taster rides with us before joining our club – please bring a guest registration form with you on your first ride. For full details of our guidelines and to get a copy of the guest registration form if you are new to the club, visit our Guidelines page.