The 20 rides in this guide bring you the chance to discover what superb opportunities Greater Manchester offers for exploring by bike. From Manchester's industrial heritage to the Pennine hills, using old railway lines, canal towpaths, quiet roads and new cycle tracks, discover routes that will appeal to beginners and experienced cyclists alike. There are also listings of cafes and pubs en route, and all the ride instructions are accompanied with detailed mapping. Explore the canals of Wigan and Wigan Pier; ride off-road to Bury; discover the Watergrove reservoir, with mountain biking hidden in the hills; visit Dunham Park, Tatton Park and Quarry Bank Mill; join the Trans-Pennine trail; and ride through all ten Manchester boroughs.
Neil Simpson has explored, travelled and raced by bike for many years, and has extensive experience of promoting cycling for recreation and sport. Although he is based in London, this project has provided a welcome opportunity to return to his Manchester cycling roots - and routes.