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SCCC Big Stockport Ride in Reverse

Saturday was the SCCC Big Stockport Ride in reverse. We met up in Green Lane, Stockport – next to a big puddle! The ride was one the was originally organised by Life Leisure and was called the Big Stockport Ride only we were going to do it in reverse.

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We set off up Green Lane

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Then across A6 and onto the cycle path opposite.

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We cycled past Stockport market and up Churchgate

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Then taking the foot bridge over St Mary’s Way.

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Our route then took us into Woodbank Park.

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Through Offerton and then on and into Torkington Park.

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Jim – the day’s leader

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We then made our way onto the Middlewood Way for a while.

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Our coffee stop was taken at the Wyvale Garden Centre in Marple.

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After our refreshments we went past the Stockport Hydro scheme.

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After the hydro scheme we continued down Mill Lane and essentially following a similar route to the Goyt River.

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Goyt Hall

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We then made our way up to Reddish Vale.

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Having a rest at the top of the hill!

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Unfortunately for Andy, there was a mechanical disaster. He had caught a stick in his back wheel and it broke the deraillier and broght a rather abrupt end to his cycle ride. He had to leave us at this point and take his bike to the bike shop (Woodsons in Edgely) for a little rebuilding! It is all better now though.

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The rest of us finished the ride, making our way back to the starting point at Green Lane. It has been a very enjoyable ride.

You can see our route below:

Total distance: 21.74 mi
Max elevation: 427 ft
Min elevation: 154 ft
Total climbing: 869 ft
Total descent: -863 ft
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The club ride was just under 22 miles. As I had cycled to the start and back, in total I had covered about 27 miles

Halton Castle – An SCCC Longer Ride With Big Cakes

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Last year Sarah and I were busy when Neil’s Halton Castle ride took place, so we were really looking forward to Stockport Community Cycling Club‘s latest longer ride. It also gave Sarah a further opportunity to continue her fitness recovery following her broken foot.

We met at Gatley Rail station on a warm and overcast

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Scarborough – A Club Weekend Sneek Peek

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With the Stockport Community Cycling Club weekend rapidly approaching Andy S and I decided a visit to Scarborough was in order. We need to recce the Sunday longer ride, and this blog post gives you a sneek peek of that ride.

We stayed at Scarborough YHA, a delightful light place located in Scalby on the

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The 2015 SCCC Ride to Lymm

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Saturday was the SCCC ride to Lymm which was lead by the gorgeous Gill. It was a ride that I have not done before. It started from the TPT (Trans Pennine Trail) car park at the end of Atlantic Street, Broadheath, Altrincham. It was a lovely hot sunny day. We headed out through Dunham towards

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Ferry ‘Cross the Mersey 2015

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The annual Stockport Community Cycling Club trip to Liverpool for the Ferry ‘Cross the Mersey ride is always eagerly anticipated. It’s a couple of years since Sarah and I joined SCCC on this ride however (though blogged about the 2013 version here). Last year we were running in the Loch Ness marathon and missed it.

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