Im based in central Manchester looking for a club to join, I always see people in Manchester Wheelers jersey's, any members on here? Also any members of any other clubs around Manchester?
I'm in Manchester but not a member of a club, from what I can gather with the Wheelers (all second hand information so I cant vouch for the veracity of it) is that they do a number of runs for South Manchester, quite often from the Gateway in East Didsbury and they are apparently quite open to people turning up and joining in on the more sedate club rides.
As I say, I've never ridden with them myself so if they turn out to be a right bunch of sods I cant be held responsible, I would be pretty damn surprised though.
I'll should really look into doing a couple of rides out with them myself before the summers out.
Manchester Wheelers are a friendly club and always welcome new members, there is plenty of information available on their website at http://www.manchesterwheelers.co.uk/
My mate Pete who hails from SW London and was a member of the South Western Road Club went to university in Manchester and found them friendly and welcoming. I mean they kicked his *ss all over the Pennines until he got used to it but the subsequent benefit has been that he never complains about hills.
There is also the excellent Chorlton Velo.
Do you have anymore information on Chorlton Velo please Jon?