Great Rides - Manchester Piccadilly

Vibrant Manchester has a bright biking future. Very bright.

When it comes to cycling in Cottonopolis, a lot is changing, and fast: A £1.5 billion masterplan — including a thousand miles of routes, 75 miles of dedicated bike lanes, and 1,400 safe crossings — is slated to finish up by 2028, making it the biggest network of its kind in the entire country. It’s also home to one of the world’s best velodromes and professional Team Sky.

For now, urban riding tends to be challenging (tram tracks, one-way streets), so your best bet for a relaxing roll is outside the city centre: National Cycle Routes 5, 55, 60, 62, 85, and 86 cut through different parts of Manchester and deliver you to the country (and the Fallowfield Loop is especially lovely). Or cruise the Ashton Canal, a green link past cool architecture and out to Ashton-under-Lyne.

That velodrome? You can book a session at the National Cycling Centre, which also has an indoor BMX track and seven miles of mountain biking trails.

MTB is also stellar at Clayton Vale, with 12km of rollable features, fun berms, adverse cambers, and white-knuckle rocks. Or try Lee and Cragg Quarry for natural, South Pennine terrain. The 205-mile Pennine Bridleway provides off-road adventuring for days, whether MTB or CX is your style|| gravel grinders brave the gritstone of Dark Peak and the limestone of White Peak (and everything in between).

The Christie Manchester to Blackpool ride, along scenic lanes to a huge beer garden, sells out every year. And the Tour de Manc, with a range of routes, is packed with tough climbs—including the Mad Manc, with 124 miles, 10 boroughs and 10,000 feet of up, up up.

Lagos Roman

Distancia: 8 km
Marple, Greater Manchester

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Sendero Longdendale

Distancia: 10 km
Glossop

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Farmer Johns Mtb Park

Distancia: 1,6 km
Marple Bridge

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Peak District

Distancia: 99 km
Peak District

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Senderos de ciclismo Lee Quarry

Distancia: 17 km
Bacup, Lancashire

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Snake Pass y Winnats Pass

Distancia: 105 km
Desnivel: +/- 1275 m

Manchester

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Ruta circular Hebdon Bridge

Distancia: 103 km
Desnivel: +/- 1277 m

Manchester

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El canal Bridgewater

Distancia: 34 km
Desnivel: +/- 134 m

Manchester

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Wigan y Bolton

Distancia: 116 km
Desnivel: +/- 1050 m

Manchester

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Recorrido por Old Towns

Distancia: 94 km
Desnivel: +/- 597 m

Manchester

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Recorrido por el este de Manchester

Distancia: 24 km
Desnivel: +/- 262 m

Manchester

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Escaladas en Cragg Vale

Distancia: 122 km
Desnivel: +/- 1586 m

Manchester

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Recorrido por el embalse Widdop

Distancia: 112 km
Desnivel: +/- 1586 m

Manchester

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Ripponden y Rochdale

Distancia: 78 km
Desnivel: +/- 1044 m

Manchester

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Ruta circular suroeste

Distancia: 111 km
Desnivel: +/- 726 m

Manchester

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Salida por el valle Rossendale

Distancia: 83 km
Desnivel: +/- 1031 m

Manchester

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Salida al río Ribble

Distancia: 136 km
Desnivel: +/- 1648 m

Manchester

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Recorrido por el Peak District

Distancia: 133 km
Desnivel: +/- 2175 m

Manchester

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Al sur hasta Knutsford

Distancia: 80 km
Desnivel: +/- 440 m

Manchester

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Al este hasta Marsden

Distancia: 68 m
Desnivel: +/- 1088 m

Manchester

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De Tandle Hill a Ashton-Under-Lyne

Distancia: 51 km
Desnivel: +/- 374 m

Manchester

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Peak District Prestige

Distancia: 152 km
Desnivel: +/- 1759 m

Manchester

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Mottram y Upper Mill

Distancia: 73 km
Desnivel: +/- 975 m

Manchester

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Ruta circular por Dunham Massey

Distancia: 50 km
Desnivel: +/- 218 m

Manchester

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Nob End Locks Gravel

Distancia: 35 km
Desnivel: +/- 303 m

Manchester

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Middlewood Way

Distancia: 32 km
Desnivel: +/- 237 m

Stockport

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Highfield Country Park y Velopark

Distancia: 22 km
Desnivel: +/- 114 m

Manchester

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Chorlton Water Park

Distancia: 22 km
Desnivel: +/- 113 m

Manchester

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Ruta circular Heaton Park

Distancia: 5 km
Desnivel: +/- 73 m

Manchester

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Ruta circular Bury

Distancia: 13 km
Desnivel: +/- 180 m

Manchester

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