About us

Welcome to South Manchester CTC (SMCTC). The CTC (Cyclists’ Touring Club) is a national organisation with 70,000 members.


We are a touring (not a racing) club. Our aim is to enjoy cycling through great countryside with like-minded people. New members will not be dropped if they have a mechanical problem or find it harder than expected. 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. 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.