Bank Holiday ride out to Jodrell Bank. Training for Tour De Manc this weekend.


I’d promised Nicole and Tracy I’d take them on a ride out to Jodrell Bank as part of Tracy’s training for her Italy end to end ride later in the year. Today was the day!

We’d planned to ride out to the Priest House in Audlem for breakfast and then carry on to Jodrell Bank from there. We arrived a bit later than expected at the Priest House and had a very hearty breakfast … a bit too hearty if I’m honest but it’s all good fuel for the ride!


We arrived at Jodrell Bank and headed into the cafe, which looked busy with Bank Holiday day’s out. Luckily we managed to bag a table quickly and were soon having lunch. This blog is starting to sound like a diary of cafe stops rather than cycling methinks!

After lunch we headed off on the usual route towards Congleton and then Alsager, Audley, Madeley etc etc. On the way past I pointed out the killer mile of the Mow Cop climb.

We were going to stop at the Swan With Two Necks on the way home but opted to carry on as everyone’s GPS batteries were running low and we were worried about missing the end of the ride.


Back in Hinstock we retired to the Falcon for a well deserved pint.

A great ride out with reasonable weather, although it was wetter towards the end. Always love riding this route.

Route: click here