Club Cycling

Club bike sessions

Monday Chaingang (Level 2 | 20 miles) – summer only

Meet at 7.00pm at Pepper Lane Chippy - Standish
A mainly flat route through Coppull, Charnock Richard, Back Lane and Eccleston (link to route). This is a good training session for beginners to “chaingang” training sessions or those of only moderate fitness. If you are new to this kind of training you must ride a few weekend clubruns before you join an evening session.

Tuesday Social ride (Levels 1-2 | 55 miles) - all year round

Meet at 9:30. Tuesday club social run is from the M6 motorway bridge opposite Our Lady's Church, Bryn (Downall Green Road) This ride is generally the same flat  route, 55 miles with a cafe stop half way.

Tuesday club pursuit (Levels 1-4 | 30 miles) – summer only

Meet from 6.30pm to 7.00pm at Pepper Lane Chippy. Standard route through Eccleston, Croston, towards Tarleton, Martin mere, back via Rufford and finish end of road where High Moor is. Route is fairly flat, a little wind exposed in some areas and finish up Hunters is sure to add pleasure! (Route)

Wednesday Chaingang (Levels 2-4 | 20 miles) – winter only

Meet at 7.00pm at Pimbo Industrial estate. This is not a Wheelers run session and open format to all. Pan flat and fast, not suitable for complete novice chaingang riders unless organised as a group.

Thursday Bash (Level 3/4 | 28 miles)

Meet at 7.00pm - Here ( car park behind the nursery)

 A seriously hard ride for the very fit, the format is to ride off the front for as long as you feel able to and stick with the group for the rest. This ride will work for 2 - 12 riders, more than this will dictate 2 groups, this will be determined at the meeting point. (Route)

Friday - Rest day

Saturday Runs

09:00 (Level 2 ladies run | optional coffee stop halfway)

The ladies club run is ideally suited to intermediate riders and newcomers of average cycling fitness. Destinations and routes are decided on the day, attendance will be agreed via social media, including agreed meeting locations.

Sunday Runs

There are two runs to choose from on a Sunday, an “A” Run and a “B” Run. The “A” Run is aimed at riders of above average fitness and riders should be confident of maintaining the group pace, indication level 2-3 for the duration of the ride. The “B” run is a more social ride aimed at newcomers and less fit riders. 

Destinations and routes are decided in advance, meeting locations will be dependant on route but will maintain as Ashton Library, Lane Head Lowton or  Pepper Lane Chippy Standish

08:00 (“A” run Level 3 | 60+ miles | no stop – optional coffee stop at end)

09:00  (“B” run Level 2 | 50+ miles | coffee stop halfway)

Infomation about social rides

Members and non-members are very welcome to attend. The more the merrier! 

The pace for the club runs is around 17 mph. All rides operate a no drop policy so you won't be left behind! However for the faster rides ability to do the speed and distance is required by the group. 

Other rides are also organised  throughout the week via. our members only Facebook group. Please ask to be added to the group on our "contact us" form at the bottom of the home page. 

To ensure maximum enjoyment a road bike is considered essential for these rides. Please also ensure that you have money (for cafe stop), food, drink and equipment (pump, innertubes, multitool) for a mid distance ride. 

For more info on all rides please contact Harold Woodcock (01942 717804) 

Wanting some ideas of rides around Wigan? See below a list of cycling cafes around Wigan and some suggested routes. 

Cycling Cafes and routes from wigan

Club members have compiled a list of cycling cafes around Wigan and some suggested routes to help with your ride.

Note you will need google earth or a garmin to see the routes.

Cycling Cafes (xlsx)


Routes (zip)