MCC Club rides, 2018.


Planned Club rides for this year. There will be one each month up to September.  Details of rides for October, Nov & Dec will be posted later in the year.  Unless listed otherwise, all rides will be on the 2nd Sunday of the month, with a 9.00am start at Middleton Arena.  It may be necessary though to change dates/times at short notice to allow for bad weather. Club jerseys are encouraged for these rides!

For more information on the rides below and for details of rides arranged on other days, including our Easy Rider for those new to cycling, please see our Strava page –


Club Ride - March 2018




25th March (Sunday 11th was Mother’s Day)

Waterfoot, Burnley, Todmorden loop – 47 miles, 2600 ft elevation


8th April

Croston loop – 72 miles, 3600 ft. elev

Shorter version – 56 miles, 2700 ft. elev


13th May

Chester – 123 miles, 4100 ft elev

A long ride, but for those who don’t want to complete the full distance, shorter options for this route of almost any mileage are very easy to create . Just say how far you want to go and you can have a modified route with that mileage.


10th June

Rivington, Blackburn loop.  63 miles, 3800 ft elev


8th July

Malham (Yorkshire Dales) – 99 miles, 6400 ft elev

Alternative route to avoid country lanes, if recent rain has turned them into a mudbath! 98 miles, 6500 ft elev

Shorter and less hilly option, but still a challenging route. 67 miles,  4200ft elev


12th August

Southport. 91 miles, 3300 ft elev


9th September

(Start time to be discussed, but will be before 9.00am)

Longer ride to Wales, Shropshire – 156 miles, 5100 ft elev

As with the Chester ride in May, shorter options can easily be mapped for this ride for those who don’t want to complete the full route.  Please advise how many miles you would like to ride.