The cycle ride began from Chorlton Water Park. Today’s ride leader was Gill.
We began by weaving our way through Chorlton.
Soon we picked up NCN Route 62. This section also forms part of the Trans Pennine Trail which Sarah and I completed a few years ago.
This section is also known as the Bridgewater Way.
Our route picked up the Bridgewater Canal.
This was a busy section of the canal. There were walkers, runners, rowers …
After a few miles, we left the canal and joined the old Lymm railway track.
Next, we left the Trans Pennine Trail and joined Henshall Lane on the Dunham Massey Estate.
Our coffee stop was Red House Farm.
This proved a fantastic place to stop. We had pre-booked. As a result, they put us up in the function room. The service was excellent. And Sarah had plenty of gluten-free options to choose from.
After the coffee break, we set off back through Dunham Massey.
We rejoined NCN Route 62 and the Trans Pennine Trail.
This took us through Carrington, and the edge of Sale.
We crossed over the River Mersey.
And then followed alongside the river for awhile.
A little further on we crossed over the M60.
From Kickety Brook we cycled through the edge of Stretford.
And then back onto the River Mersey path. Some chose the easy route, and others chose the more adventurous one …
Finally, we returned to Chorlton Water Park.
Today’s cycle ride had covered almost 20 miles. Sarah and I had cycled to the start and back home again. When we arrived home we had completed just over 36 miles in total.
You can view our Red House Farm route below: