Ride out to the cafe at the Manchester Airport viewing area for lunch then back home via Wilmslow and Alderley Edge. What a beautiful day!


I’d really enjoyed my long 100+ mile ride out to Altrincham last Wednesday so decided to do a similar ride this week, but instead of going to Altrincham, I’d go to the Viewing Area at Manchester Airport as friends regularly ride here and say the cafe looks good.

The route here was pretty much the route I did to Altrincham last week, apart from at Ashley I took the airport road and then onwards to the viewing area.


I’ve not been here for many years and it’s changed quite a bit. Particularly loved the old Trident in BEA colours, the Nimrod, Concorde and BAE 146. The cafe was fab too – had a lovely baked potato with cheese and beans and a cold pint of lager.

The route home took me through the side of Wilmslow and Alderley Edge before cutting back onto the reverse of my Jodrell Bank route for the rest of the way home.


It was a scorcher and I ran out of water just past Wybunbury and so the 5 miles to the Coopers Arms in Woore seemed to last forever. Once there though the very kind landlord filled up both bottles and added much appreciate ice cubes. Oh, and I had an ice old pint of lager too just for hydration purposes you understand!

From there it was an easy ride home via Cheswardine.

Route: click here