Whether you are looking to improve your cycling skills, go on an organised bike ride along the trans pennine trail, or would like to know more about bike maintenance, there are a number of FREE courses, and organised rides in the surrounding areas for you to access.
Further information regarding courses and organised rides and events can be found at the following websites:
www.sccc.co.uk (Stockport Community Cycling Club)
http://www.manchesterfoe.org.uk/loveyourbike/cycling-events-calendar/ (Manchester Friends of the Earth ‘love your bike’ events, from group rides to maintenance courses)
http://cycling.tfgm.com/Pages/training.aspx (Transport for Greater Manchester)
http://www.slheatons.org.uk/?p=185 (‘Sustainable living in the Heatons’; run by residents of the Heatons in Stockport who organise a number of family rides local to Parrs Wood and the Heatons area)
http://www.transpenninetrail.org.uk/cyclists/traffic-free-cycling/west/ log on to this website for information and maps of the local, and easily accessible trans-pennine trail, part of which runs along the river Mersey at the back of the school playing fields.
http://fallowfieldloop.org/ A website detailing the ‘Fallowfield Loop’; a popular 8 mile long off road cycling and pedestrian path, running from Chorlton, through Fallowfield, Levenshulme, Gorton and leading to Fairfield.