Sunday 12th December 2021 10:00am

Starting from - We meet at Moss Bank park - car park. Please note height restrictions are in place. There are no toilet facilities at this point but there are in the park cafe a short walk away.
Please ensure you are equipped with spare inner tubes and tyre levers and a pump in case of punctures. Don't worry if you don't have the latter someone will help you out. Helmets must be worn on this ride.
Be sure to arrive 15 minutes early for quick bike check and route briefing.
Elevation: 1400 ft
Average speed: 8-10 mph
Ride Leaders: Celia Rishton and Kath Mullaney. BL1 6NB

This Horwich Ride Social Mixed ride is open for anyone to join

  • 17.5 miles
  • Hybrid (off road tyres), Hybrid (road tyres)
  • 3 hr 30 mins
  • Steady
  • Bolton
  • Children aged 8-15*, Children aged 11-15*, Adults 16+ only, Children aged 5-15*

Starting point


This History Tour will visit Smithills Hall and Turton Tower. The route is of mixed terrain; there will be country tracks, some quiet roads and some busier roads. There are some hills on the route but they are short lived and not too challenging. There will be stops along the way to catch our breath and take in the scenery.
At each of the history venues there will be a short talk on their fascinating histories.
A refreshment stop is planned at the Woodland cafe in Turton Tower's grounds where hot drinks and snacks are available.


Who else is on this ride?

Ride leaders

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  • Ride Leader

    Ride Leader

Celia Rishton



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