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The Runs for 2011

Click on the map for a larger view of any route. Click on the hyperlink (underlined text) in the "Where to" column to download a map to import into TomTom or Garmins Mapsource and an image to view on the screen. Where possible, the routes are in two parts, one out and one back. 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.

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Click on this link to see a map of where we will be riding this year (right click to save it)              

Date Where to Starting from: Start time Distance Map Entrance fees Comments
9th Jan Raven Cafe Poplar 2000: 11:00 105 miles    
23rd Jan Dagfields Crafts and Antiques McDonalds, Hyde: 11:00 131 miles    
13th Feb Ponderosa Cafe Poplar 2000: 10:30 148 miles    
6th March Pancake Run Birch Services E: 10:30 Who knows   Your smile  
27th March Barrow Dock Museum Haslingden: 10:30 175 miles    
9-16th April Weeks trip to France See Judy Mellor for details.        
17th April Railway Museum - York Birch Services E: 10:00 162 miles    
8th May Hartside Cafe M61 Services N: 10:00 250 miles    
21st-22nd May Weekend run to South Wales Poplar 2000: 10:00 348 miles   A weekend away. Yippee.
29th May Wroxeter Roman City Poplar 2000: 10:00 180 miles 4.40 (or free for English Heritage) http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/wroxeter-roman-city/
17th-19th June HOC 50th Anniversary celebrations See web site for details Who knows   See web site http://manhoccelebration.manhoc.org.uk/
26th June South Stack Lighthouse, Anglesey Poplar 2000: 10:00 241 miles    
10th July Lowther Castle Haslingden 10:30 200 miles    
31st July Bruntingthorpe Aviation Museum McDonalds, Hyde: 10:00 232 miles    
21st August Lincoln Cathedral Birch Services E: 10:00 221 miles    
4th September Kedleston Hall McDonalds, Hyde: 10:30        
25th September Theakston brewery Haslingdon: 10:30        
16th October Betws-y-Coed & Bala Lake Poplar 2000: 10:30        
6th November Keswick Mining Museum M61 Services N: 10:30        
27th November NEC motorcycle show Poplar 2000: 10:00 170 miles   Straight down there, nice route back.
18th December Southport Haslingden: 11:00        

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 J8 (there is no J7) going South.

McDonalds Hyde. Down the M67 from the M60 to the roundabout at the end. McDonalds is on the right.


All runs start at 10:30 unless otherwise stated.


Contact any of the committee for more details.


Click here to download an Excel Year Planner with all the run and meeting dates for 2011.


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