About us

Welcome to South Manchester CTC (SMCTC). The CTC (Cyclists’ Touring Club) is a national organisation with over 67,000 members. South Manchester CTC is a local group of the CTC, and organises rides mostly into Cheshire and Derbyshire, but occasionally into West Yorkshire and Staffordshire.

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We are a touring (not a racing) club. Our aim is to enjoy cycling through great countryside with like-minded people. Our ride leaders are experienced cyclists and will try hard to make sure each ride is well run. (See Join us for more … )

Why not join us for a ride? On Sundays there are usually three different rides: A (faster paced, more hills), B (easier pace, usually flatter) and C (slower paced and shorter). There are also monthly shorter rides on Saturdays during the summer.

Several times a year, weekend meetings are organised to explore other areas by bike, including abroad. Group members also join CTC tours abroad. The pictures on this page and elsewhere show Sunday rides and trips made in the past couple of years. 

A group near Lamaload

In addition to cycling, club members meet socially each Thursday evening at 9.00 pm at Cheadle Drill Hall, followed by a drink in the pub at 10 pm. Occasionally, slide shows are given, often of members’ tours at home or abroad.


If you have any problems with these pages, please report them to 

Roger Hubbold.