We’re heading East for our March ride, should have happened in January but unfortunately circumstances prevailed. This is a relatively easy 30 miles ride covering bridleways, cycleways, canal towpath and mainly minor roads. We will skirt round Leigh Sports Village and cross over Astley Moss on our way to Irlam. We pass Barton Aerodrome as we head out to Peel Green to join the Port Salford Greenway that takes us through to Worsley to join the Bridgewater Canal towpath. We will then shortly arrive at our lunch stop at The Moorings. This is a large, modern pub alongside the canal that serves a range of food and hot and cold drinks.
After lunch we will have a further short section of canal towpath before proceeding to Astley and then on to Higher Folds. We will cross the guided busway to join the Lilford Park Woodland Trail before returning back into Leigh to our start point.
Most of the ride is on flat terrain and there are no steep hills. There are a few sections of the ride on rougher surfaces and so it’s suitable for hybrid or mountain bike.
Pete will be leading the Sunday safari. Members and guests are welcome.