Cycling in Stockport
Stockport has an environment ranging from urban to rural, and has several local and national routes for cyclists. Alan Newton Way named after Stockport’s Olympic medal winning cyclist Alan Newton, this route leads from Marple to Stockport via the Goyt Valley and provides a safe off road route towards the town centre. The Trans Pennine Trail is a multi-user route crossing the country from Liverpool to Hull and beyond, 7 miles of the route crosses Stockport entering via the Tame Valley in Reddish Vale Country Park, going through Stockport Town Centre and leaving via the Mersey Valley at Parrs Wood.
The Middlewood Way is a former railway lane running between active stations at Rose Hill Marple and Macclesfield. The Halls route, a historically interesting 20 mile route devised by Cycle Stockport. The route passes close to many old buildings and is mainly off road. Peak Forest and Macclesfield Canals allows cycling on towpaths. These canals offer routes to the north, south and east of Stockport and can be combined with other routes for a great day out!
We are a friendly leisure cycling club based in Stockport, Cheshire providing a variety of rides at an easy pace with pleasant company. Our members range from 9 to 70 year of age. Families with children over the age of 9 are very welcome provided the children have done a little cycling. Children under 18 years must however be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult. We want people to join us in enjoying cycling, fresh air and the wonderful scenery our area has to offer. It doesn’t matter if you’re a complete newcomer to cycling or not particularly fit – in fact you’ll slot right in and we’d love to welcome you.
South Manchester CTC (SMCTC) is a friendly cycling club catering for riders in Manchester, Stockport, East Cheshire and Derbyshire. We are part of Cycling UK, the nation’s leading cycling charity with over 65,000 members. We organize regular rides, mostly into Cheshire and Derbyshire but occasionally into West Yorkshire, Staffordshire and further afield. Rides usually start from Cheadle or Hazel Grove, occasionally from other locations. We are not a racing club. Our aim is to enjoy cycling through great countryside.