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Cycling in our woods around Salford and Bury

Whether it’s teaching the kids to ride a bike, a countryside cycle adventure, mountain bike trails or a commute to the City Centre, cycling in the forest has it all.

Mountain Bike Trails

Waterdale and Philips Park have a selection of fantastic blue and red mountain bike routes. While the whole of the area is criss-crossed with miles of well maintained trails perfect for family adventures or a day out in the countryside.

Planning your trip

Transport for Greater Manchester have some great online and printable maps to help you plan your mission.

National Cycle Network 6 is an experience in itself. Stretching from the heart of Manchester and up in to the Bury, you can follow this former railway line to commute into the city centre or take a more sedate ride. 

Cycle courses and bike sales

Nationwide Cycling Academy based at Philips Park in Whitefield, provide a whole host of different cycling activities for kids and grown ups alike. NCA offer various cycle training, cycle maintenance courses, reconditioned bike sales and even a cylce summer school.  

Try a mountain bike race?

Hit the North run an annual mountain bike race around the Philips Park and Waterdale. This is your chance for mud and guts.


Last updated: 10th July 2018

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