Wednesday 15th September 2021 10:30am

Starting from - We will meet at Moss Bank Park -main car park. the ride starts at 10:30 but please arrive 15 minutes earlier for quick bike check. Please ensure you are equipped with spare inner tubes, trye levers and pump. Don't worry if you don't have a pump we will have one or two to spare. As always on our rides helmets are essential - without one you will not be allowed to join the ride.
Newbies very welcome.

Ride leaders: Celia Rishton and Val Bourne, BL1 6NB

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

  • 14.8 miles
  • Mountain Bike, Hybrid (off road tyres), Hybrid (road tyres)
  • 3 hr 20 mins
  • Steady
  • Bolton
  • Children aged 8-15*, Children aged 11-15*, Adults 16+ only, Children aged 5-15*

Starting point


This ride is the first of the history tours: Three Model Villages; Bank Top, Eagley and Barrow Bridge. These sites built by benevolent mill owners mark the transition from a rural cottage economy to that of a factory economy, during the start of the industrial revolution. Then after the first two villages we will have a coffee /snack break in Eagley at the Nest on Eagley sports ground. Because each of the villages lie within fairly close proximity of each other we have included an extra loop over through Longworth Clough and onto Belmont before returning via Belmont Rd (cycle lane) up and over Scout Rd and down to Barrow Bridge Via Longshaw ford Rd.
The route is mainly along quiet roads linked by some busier routes. There are some hills and some rougher tracks but also lots of whizzo downhills we all love. The rural scenery along the way is spectacular and we will certainly stop and enjoy. Elevation: 1300 ft. Average speed: 8-9 miles per hour.

Who else is on this ride?

Ride leaders

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  • Ride Leader

    Ride Leader

Celia Rishton


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