Get out and about on your bike
All our routes start and end in the town centre, but as they are all circular you can join them at any stage you find convenient.
Macclesfield Town Council has introduced the MaccTivity initiative to encourage local people to Move More and increase their physical activity each day. You might decide to start walking instead of driving to local places, or set yourself a target of completing each of our suggested cycle routes.
Macclesfield is the perfect starting location for a day’s cycling. With rolling hills, excellent transport links and wonderful places to re-fuel with food and drink, there is no better place to meet up with your friends for a day’s riding in the beautiful countryside which surrounds the Town.
Being outside and being active will have a positive impact not only on physical fitness, but also on mental well-being. It also helps to reduce the chance of certain serious health conditions.
Please remember that these routes are on the public highways and you should ensure that you are a properly experienced and skilled cyclist for the route. Please also make sure that you are visible at all times, have working bike lights and wear appropriate personal safety equipment, such as a helmet and high visibility clothing. This route is intended to be family friendly. However, you must consider your child’s age, cycling ability and the route before deciding to ride.
Cycle Trail One
Sutton Lane Ends
A selection of short routes around the town (a shorter one of approximately 2 miles and a longer one of around 5 miles).
Cycle Trail Two
This route will take you out to the lovely town of Bollington, with its selection of local pubs and shops and is in all around 6 miles in total.
Cycle Trail Three
We have a selection of routes around Gawsworth, a lovely village to the south west of Macclesfield. The Shorter 6 mile route, the Longer 8 mile route and the Champions Route, which again is 8 miles but includes 2 hill climbs, if you are looking for more of a challenge.