Rideouts 2007

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The Runs for 2007

The Theme is Wildlife and Castles

Contact any of the committee for more details. Click on the map for a larger view. Click on the hyperlink in the Run or Starting column to download a map to import into AutoRoute and an image to view on the screen. Note that the maps are compressed to a .zip file, so you will have to save them, unzip them and then you can access the files. All Autoroute files are compatible with Autoroute 2006 and Autoroute 2007. If anyone wants TomTom or Garmin itinerary files, please email alan@manhoc.co.uk

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Date Run

Explanation and other points of interest


Starting point

Jan 5-7 G-Mex

The annual Manchester bike show

G-Mex Centre

Meet there.

Jan 28th Glasson Dock

A short run to get the bikes working again

M61 Services N

11am start

Feb 18th Pancake Run

Our classic run. This time via Last of the Summer Wine


McDonalds A6

Getting there

Mar 11th Moreton Corbett Castle


Poplar 2000

April 1st Sherwood Forest

Home of Robin Hood - Note the new start point and start time.

The forest restaurant looks nice. See here for details

Poplar 2000

10am start

April 22nd Hawkstone Park Follies

The Follies is a fantasyland of cliffs, crags, caves, deep woods

and a series of extraordinary monuments built more than 200 years ago.


Poplar 2000

10am start

(the follies are open from 10-3:30)

May 13th South Lakes Wild Animal Park

Home of the Sumatran tiger. See

http://www.wildanimalpark.co.uk/ for details

Little Chef


10am start

June 3rd Kenilworth Castle


Poplar 2000

9:30 start

June 23/24th Aberystwyth

A weekend trip to Wales. Please contact a member of the committee for accommodation details.

Poplar 2000

9:30 start

July 15th HOC Dinner run A ride to join other HOC branches and meet new HOC members. We will be riding over to Squires Cafe for lunch. No map because I don't know the route.

Birch Services W

10:00 start

August 5th Dudley Zoo


Poplar 2000

9:30 start

August 26th Dinorwig Power Station

Very famous - worth a visit

Poplar 2000

9:30 start

September Our run to the Algarve

The Manhoc foreign rally. Other runs will be arranged for

those who are not going.


See here

Sept 16th Woodside Falconry Centre

Malcolm Lunn is leading this ride.

Birch Services W

10am start

October 7th Sizergh Castle

Another Castle to visit.

Little Chef

Haslingdon 10:30


Oct 28th Birds of Prey Centre

In Lowther Castle.

Little Chef



Nov 25th NEC show

Meet at Poplar 2000 to ride down to the show. 10am start.


Poplar 2000 10:00

Dec 9th Midway Cafe

They serve a cracking all-day breakfast

Poplar 2000

11am start


Note: fill up well before we leave please to save time. We want to try and leave promptly at the time shown above. If you are late, we may go without you.


Birch Services on the M62 between J18 and J19. Remember that Eastbound is towards Leeds and Westbound is towards Liverpool.

Poplar 2000 services. On the M6 at J20 (Lymm turn off) or the M56 J9.

Little Chef, Haslingden. On the A56, just North of the end of the M66. Go left at the first roundabout and it's on the right.

M61 services. There is only one set of services - just after J6 going North and just after J7 going South.


All runs start at 10:30 unless otherwise stated. Do not use the times in AutoRoute as a guide.


Contact any of the committee for more details


Click here to download an Excel Year Planner with all the run and meeting dates for 2007.


Note that we will make every effort to go on the runs unless the weather is dangerous. This means snow, ice and freezing temperatures.