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Cycling

Our head coach, Simon Clapham, runs a "Coach by Colour" session at Poynton Leisure Centre every Tuesday from 8 pm until 8:45 pm. This is a spinning-type class, with the latest indoor bikes providing power measurement so that you can measure your efforts. 

Simon also runs a similar session at Knutsford Leisure Centre every Friday at 6:00 pm.

Two Scarab members of a spinning class

Follow the link below to view Leisure Centre times and prices.

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Group Rides

There is also a group ride on Sundays, weather dependent, that typically starts at Wilmslow Leisure Centre. Updates are sent out on the Facebook group. We meet at 9:00 am for rides through Cheshire, sometimes venturing into the Peak District - rides are tailored to peoples' abilities - no rider left behind!

The below footage was taken from a ride last November in memory of a cherished club mate, around the roads of cheshire (this section was from Seven Sisters farm, where we had stopped for a well-deserved ice cream).

Track Sessions

The group also uses the facilities of the Manchester Cycling Centre at the Velodrome, home of British Cycling, Chris Boardman's Hour Record, and one of the venues for the UCI Track World Cup.

Sessions are booked when demand (and track availability) allows. Our latest session took place on 10th February 2018 - there are photos and videos available on our Instagram feed (see bottom of page).

The banked track at Manchester Velodrome

Cycle Routes

For those who want to organise a bike ride with friends, or see which rides are planned for the sunday group ride, we have listed some suggestions below, which will be added to as we go along.

 

Following the strava link will take you to the group Strava page, where you can make a copy of the route for your own use. 

Following the download link will take you to Dropbox, where you can download the .gpx file for use on your phone or bike computer/GPS device. 

Route
Waypoints
Distance (km)
Altitude Gain (m)
Difficulty (1-5)
Strava Link
Direct Download (for mobile devices long press and select "save link"
01
Wilmslow-Morley Green - Ashley - Mobberley - Lindow End - Chorley - Wilmslow
24.12
128
1
https://www.strava.com/routes/24344260
https://www.dropbox.com/s/uq9qxlpdla2f5l3/Ride%201.gpx?dl=0
02
Wilmslow-Lindow End-Chelford-Over Peover-Seven Sisters-Knutsford-Ashley-Morley Green-Wilmslow
42.02
195
1
https://www.strava.com/routes/24335671
https://www.dropbox.com/s/69wxxjzxucft57z/Ride%202.gpx?dl=0
03
Wilmslow-Poynton-Bollington-Macclesfield-Goostrey-Byley-Lostock Gralam-Lower Peover-Ollerton-Lindow End-Chorley-Wilmslow
82.53
154
2
https://www.strava.com/routes/24335684
https://www.dropbox.com/s/x384avmjm9j4o7b/Ride%203.gpx?dl=0
04
Wilmslow-Ashley-Wilmslow-Morley Green-Chelford-Holmes Chapel-Congleton-Gawsworth-Macclesfield-Dean Row-Wilmslow
89.11
586
2
https://www.strava.com/routes/24349403
https://www.dropbox.com/s/iozaiehnf06ldf6/Ride%204.gpx?dl=0
05
Wilmslow-Bollington-Broken Cross-Gawsworth-Eaton-Congleton-Goostrey-Over Peover-Alderley Edge-Wilmslow
57.2
427
3
https://www.strava.com/routes/24344288
https://www.dropbox.com/s/4vt0u6sxs97omco/Ride%205.gpx?dl=0
06
Wilmslow-Adlington-Butley Town-Blaze Hill-Walker Barn-Allgreave-Bosley-Macclesfield-Adlington-Wilmslow
64.96
904
3
https://www.strava.com/routes/24335675
https://www.dropbox.com/s/sx8dje0j7hlf07q/Ride%206.gpx?dl=0
07
Wilmslow-Poynton-Macclesfield-Cat&Fiddle-Tideswell-Hope-Bamford-Wigtwizzle-Midhopestones-Dunford Bridge-Crowdon-Glossop-Hayfield-Woodford-Wilmslow
152.69
2300
4
http://www.strava.com/routes/24344663
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ms85xe8enrz963q/Ride%207.gpx?dl=0
08
Wilmslow-Lindow End-Ollerton-Knutsford-Ashley-Wilmslow
36.46
209
2
https://www.strava.com/routes/24399523
https://www.dropbox.com/s/8p10xrhlpaq29x0/Ride%208.gpx?dl=0
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