Rapha is pleased to announce that its newest Cycle Club will be opening in central Manchester on Friday 26th September 2014. In the lead-up to the opening join us for mid-week and weekend club runs. The h-van will be supporting the weekend runs serving coffee and ride food.
Club Rides – Until 26th September
Tatton Tripper Club Run
Meet: Battery Park Juice Bar (615A Wilbraham Rd, Manchester M21 9AN)
Nice rolling to flat loop through the wonderful Cheshire lanes. Taking in the fantastic Tatton Park.
Cat’s Tail Club Run
Meet: Tea Hive, Chorlton (53 Manchester Road, Chorlton, Manchester, M21 9PW)
Feed station: H-Van at Errwood Reservoir
Taking in the lumps and bumps of Cheshire and the Peaks. Some good climbing but nothing too severe.
Rides – from 27th September
From 27th September rides will happen regularly with longer club runs on weekends, including a women’s ride, and weekday morning and evening spins. The rides all start and finish at the Cycle Club unless otherwise advertised. Follow @raphacycleclub for the latest information and for sign up details for the weekend rides
From October until the end of February we’ll be celebrating cross at the Cycle Club, screening key races and leading weekend cross rides to tie in with the pro calendar.
Cross rides will leave the Cycle Club on these dates (ride dates are subject to change so please check before coming to the Cycle Club) :
- October: 11th, 18th (women’s cross ride)
- November: 1st, 22nd
- December: 21st, 28th
- January: 10th, 31st
- February: 14th, 28th
Theatres of Cross Exhibition, from 26th September
Shot by Ben Ingham, Rapha’s Theatres of Cross series of photo-essays investigates the most celebrated locations of cyclocross outside the confines of the racecourse. Ingham travelled to the sands of Koksijde, Roubaix’s velodrome, the Nobeyama prefecture of Japan and Gloucester, Massachusetts, finding that behind the spectacle of race day lie ‘hard places’ characterised by their industrial history and extremes of weather, with locals every bit as impassioned as cyclocross fans.
The Theatres of Cross exhibition will be travelling the Rapha Cycle Clubs.