Manchester & District CTC

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Manchester & District CTC represents the CTC in an area which extends from Wigan, through Bolton, Bury, Rochdale, Oldham, Tameside, Altrincham to Sale as well as North and Central Manchester.

Beard Cup results 2015
AGM 2016 at the Velopark
TfGM Online Cycle Map
TfGM Cycle Maps (paper)
Cycle Training with TfGM
We have a whole range of events of interest to cyclists at all levels, from the true beginner, to experienced long-distance Audax riders. And don't forget the variety of club-runs put on by the CTC groups and other cycling clubs in the area.

Our groups:
Bury CTC - meet Sundays outside Wilkinsons store on The Rock, Bury
Oldham & Tameside CTC - meet Sundays Apethorne Lane Gee Cross, or top of Deep Cutting, Stalybridge/Mottram
Rochdale CTC - meet Sundays outside Rochdale Leisure Centre 9:30 - Family and Beginners rides on the first Saturday of the month (9:30 from Rochdale Leisure Centre)
Peak Audax CTC - meet Cheadle, Marple, Macclefield, Denshaw (see Calendar of events)
West Manchester CTC - meet Sundays at Jolly Thresher, Agden, Lymm WA13 0RN (Contact Helen 0161 747 8138)
Our neighbours:
South Manchester CTC
Huddersfield & District CTC
CTC Calderdale
Blackburn & District CTC
Merseyside CTC
Chester & North Wales CTC


History of Manchester & District CTC

CTCThe CTC is the UK's national cyclists' organisation, with over 60,000 members. CTC Membership has many benefits including
  • FREE £10m third party insurance
  • a bi-monthly cycling magazine and weekly email newsletter
  • an invitation to over 1000 cycling events each year
  • route and touring information
  • technical and product advice
  • cycle-related legal advice
  • discounts on many cycling products
  • access to CTC holidays and tours

1878: Bicycle Touring Club founded at Harrogate on Aug. 5th by Stanley Cotterell

1883: Organization re-titled Cyclists' Touring Club with membership reaching 10,627

1897: CTC Membership reaches 44,491, formation of Manchester District Association (Manchester DA)

1995: Manchester DA amalgamates with Mid-Lancashire (Bolton, Bury, Wigan and Warrington areas)

2007: CTC membership at about 70,000, Manchester DA renamed Manchester & District CTC to emphasise our role as the CTC's presence within and beyond the Greater Manchester area. We now cover the areas of Bolton, Bury, Rochdale, Oldham, Saddleworth, Tameside, Stockport, Macclesfied, Altrincham, Warrington,Wigan - and of course Manchester

2008: The former DA is split between South Manchester CTC (including Stockport, Macclesfield, High Peak and North Cheshire) and Manchester & District CTC representing North and Central Manchester, Bolton, Bury, Wigan, Oldham, Tameside, Rochdale, Altrincham, Sale and Trafford

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Manchester & District Committee

Secretary Mike Wigley on his bike
Secretary Mike on his bike
Chairman Ian Ross
Secretary Mike Wigley
Treasurer David Trippier
Welfare Officer Laurie Green
Bury Stephen Willetts
Oldham & Tameside Kath Collins
Rochdale David Trippier
West Manchester Helen Browning

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