Stockport Community Cycling Club‘s first ride of 2018 was to Bruntwood Hall. Sarah was due to lead this ride, while I would be the back-leader.
We met in Woodsmoor on a cold Saturday morning, but the colder weather didn’t seem to put off members as they just kept on arriving. It quickly became clear that we would need to split into two groups as we eventually reached thirty-one club members. Therefore, I would lead one group, and Sarah the other. The photos in this blog post are a mix from both rides.
My group set off first.
While Sarah’s group waited awhile to give us a little bit of a head start.
The route began by taking us through the streets of Woodsmoor and then along Grange Road, Bramhall.
Next, we cycled on towards Cheadle.
We picked up NCN Route 558 and cycled through Brookfields Park.
And then crossed under the A34.
We headed up St Ann’s Road and weaved our way through the back roads of Heald Green.
After crossing back over the A34 we then followed the back path towards Bruntwood Park.
At Bruntwood Park, we stopped for a coffee break at The Vinery, the cafe which is in the restored Victorian conservatory which forms part of Bruntwood Hall. After a short while, Sarah’s group appeared too. However, the meeting was brief, for soon it was time for my group to move on.
We made our way back through Cheadle Hulme.
And back to Bramhall, where we dropped down through Happy Valley local nature reserve.
Finally, our group returned via Broadway back towards the start.
This ride had proved an enjoyable 14-mile cycle ride around the quieter lanes of Stockport. You can view the Bruntwood Hall route below: