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, catering for members in Manchester, Stockport, East Cheshire and Derbyshire. We organise regular rides, mostly into Cheshire and Derbyshire but occasionally into West Yorkshire and Staffordshire. Rides usually start from Cheadle or Hazel Grove, occasionally from other locations.
We are 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. 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). On Wednesdays there are Vets’ rides. (See JOIN US for more … )
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.
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.
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