Great Rides - Wilmslow

Small-town Cheshire feel, big-city access: cycling in Wilmslow has it all.

An iconic and quaint Cheshire town — complete with impressive mansions, trendy bars and photogenic sites no matter where you turn — Wilmslow is surrounded by quiet roads and emerald-green meadows, making for idyllic road riding. (If you still need a city fix, it’s now linked to busy Manchester by the brand-new, traffic-free Wilmslow Road Cycleway.)

For the ultimate Cheshire tour, follow the 176-mile Cheshire Cycleway, which connects backroads, canal towpaths, and country lanes.

MTB is 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.

Peak District

Distance: 133.8 mi:
Elevation: +/- 19,303 ft

High Peak, England

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Roman Lakes

Distance: 12.5 mi:
Elevation: +/- 1,704 ft

Stockport, England

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Farmer John'S Mtb Park

Distance: 1 mi:
Marple Bridge

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Lee Quarry Bike Trails

Distance: 10.5 mi:
Bacup, Lancashire

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Tatton Park Loop

Distance: 31.7 mi:
Elevation: +/- 918 ft

Stockport, England

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Marple Bridge Loop

Distance: 38.7 mi:
Elevation: +/- 2,524 ft

Stockport, England

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Cheshire Sixty

Distance: 60 mi:
Elevation: +/- 2,484 ft

Stockport, England

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Into the Peak District

Distance: 26.8 mi:
Elevation: +/- 1,796 ft

Stockport, England

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Errwood & Ridgegate Reservoirs

Distance: 54.2 mi:
Elevation: +/- 4,454 ft

Stockport, England

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Goyt Valley Loop

Distance: 43.3 mi:
Elevation: +/- 3,801 ft

Stockport, England

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Marple & Whalley Bridge

Distance: 43 mi:
Elevation: +/- 3,631 ft

Stockport, England

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Cheshire Lanes

Distance: 61.1 mi:
Elevation: +/- 2,127 ft

Stockport, England

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Peak District Hundred

Distance: 102.1 mi:
Elevation: +/- 9,843 ft

Stockport, England

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Goostrey Loop

Distance: 34.7 mi:
Elevation: +/- 1,021 ft

Stockport, England

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Jodrell Bank Loop

Distance: 50.1 mi:
Elevation: +/- 1,769 ft

Stockport, England

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Goyt Valley & Tittesworth Water

Distance: 57.4 mi:
Elevation: +/- 5,512 ft

Stockport, England

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Delamere Forest

Distance: 72.4 mi:
Elevation: +/- 2,289 ft

Stockport, England

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Altrincham to Alderley

Distance: 65.3 mi:
Elevation: +/- 3,127 ft

Stockport, England

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Holmfirth & Snake Pass

Distance: 87.9 mi:
Elevation: +/- 7,134 ft

Stockport, England

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Holme and The Strines

Distance: 95.1 mi:
Elevation: +/- 9,311 ft

Stockport, England

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South to Shropshire

Distance: 90.9 mi:
Elevation: +/- 2,965 ft

Stockport, England

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Beeston Bound

Distance: 79.5 mi:
Elevation: +/- 2,809 ft

Stockport, England

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Trip to Alton Towers

Distance: 92.1 mi:
Elevation: +/- 6,212 ft

Stockport, England

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Arley Hall Lanes

Distance: 55.8 mi:
Elevation: +/- 1,691 ft

Stockport, England

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Gawsworth & Marton

Distance: 47.2 mi:
Elevation: +/- 1,702 ft

Stockport, England

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Cheshire Century

Distance: 103.9 mi:
Elevation: +/- 4,069 ft

Stockport, England

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Cheshire Sights

Distance: 68.4 mi:
Elevation: +/- 3,339 ft

Stockport, England

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Middlewood Way

Distance: 20.2 mi:
Elevation: +/- 779 ft

Stockport, England

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Biddulph Valley Way

Distance: 15.3 mi:
Elevation: +/- 803 ft

Congleton, England

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Lindow Common Loop

Distance: 6.3 mi:
Elevation: +/- 156 ft

Wilmslow, England

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A34 Cycle Path

Distance: 10.4 mi:
Elevation: +/- 256 ft

Wilmslow, England

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Heritage Loop

Distance: 19 mi:
Elevation: +/- 578 ft

Wilmslow, England

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Small-town Cheshire feel, big-city access: cycling in Bramhall has it all.

A quaint Stockport village — complete with an impressive Tudor manor house, trendy bars, restaurants, and photogenic sites no matter where you turn - Bramhall is surrounded by quiet roads and emerald-green meadows, making for idyllic road riding. For the ultimate tour, follow the 176-mile Cheshire Cycleway, which connects backroads, canal towpaths, and country lanes. (If you still need a city fix, Bramhall is linked directly to busy Manchester).

Just a stone’s throw away, whether you’re into mountain biking, road cycling, cycle touring or a leisurely family cruise, the Peak District has it all. Making it one of the most popular cycling destinations in the country.

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.

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).