Rapha Manchester

Stay up to date with what's going on at the Clubhouse and wider-regions- including rides, events and socials.

50 King St, Manchester, M2 4LY

Our Main Events

Continuing the steadily building momentum from our early season rides, below you’ll find our headline events taking place this summer. There's plenty to get stuck into and populate your calendar with.

Peak District Escape

16th-18th August

Introducing our Peak District Escape. Hosted by Rapha Manchester, and an opportunity to flaunt some of the team’s favourite local roads, we’re pulling out the stops to offer you a memorable weekend of riding in the company of clubmates from all over the UK. The perfect opportunity to connect with your wider community and new riding pals. 

We’ve organised everything for you, all you do is turn up and enjoy your new favourite roads with your new favourite riding pals.

Tickets can be found through the RCC App.

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Gravel Getaway

10th-12th May

Prepare for your summer adventures with our Gravel Getaway this May.

Whether you’re a bikepacking veteran or completely new to the idea, join us as we ride out from Rapha Manchester and into the Peak District for three days of gravel riding and sleeping (semi) wild.

It’s a great opportunity for a shakeout before your big summer trip, or to gain some confidence in a safe and supportive environment. We’ve planned the logistics, you just need to pack all your camping gear and ride.

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Bobby's Beyond Bounds

15th June

Here's the gist... Bobby has created his ultimate off-road route starting and finishing in Manchester. There'll be a mass start at midnight, and a finishers party at Track Taproom afterwards. Your job is to try to make it to the finishers party - simple! 

Let us be clear, this is not a race. This is an individual challenge, and just finishing this route will be an achievement, but Bobby loves a competition and couldn't help adding some jeopardy to this one. Ahead of the event, he'll set a 'time to beat'. Anyone who beats Bobby's time will receive a gift from Rapha Manchester, and the fastest finisher will receive a Beyond Bounds Prize Bundle.

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Ride With Us

Hosting several rides a week, below you will find our regular ride schedule.

Crew + Clubmates

Every Wednesday 


Rapha Manchester opens an hour later than normal on Wednesdays, to allow some time for the team to ride together, and we're inviting our members and friends to come along.

It'll be a social pace, and an opportunity for members to get to know and ride alongside the Clubhouse team.

The route varies week to week, and may be road, gravel or even virtual.

The route can be found on the RCC app or on our Instagram. This ride is not RCC exclusive.

Saturday Club Ride

Every Saturday


The longest and most testing routes we do make up our Saturday Club Ride.

Social pace, these rides usually consist of rolling roads with some local climbs- with a cafe stop halfway round.

Expect anywhere between 80-120km.

Ride details, along with the route can be found on the RCC app and @rapha_manchester on Instagram.


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Sunday Social

Every Sunday


Our Sunday Social gives you the opportunity to catch up with your fellow riders, stretch your legs and enjoy some time out before the beginning of a new week.

A flat, 50-70km loop, and always with a cafe stop halfway round. An extremely social affair where we invite riders of all abilities to ride.

Ride details, along with the route can be found on the RCC app and @rapha_manchester on Instagram.

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Other Rides and Events

On top of our regular weekly schedule, we offer other rides on a monthly basis that are sure to have you covered.

Women's Ride


Taking place on the last Saturday of the month (unless otherwise advertised), we ride at a social pace with a coffee stop and a very relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. There will be 2 different groups (variants of social pace) leaving from the clubhouse, led by our friendly ride leaders. 

Our women's rides aren't exclusively for women; we also welcome all trans and non-binary riders to this safe, supportive space. It's open to both RCC members and non-members alike, and we encourage you to bring along any friends who might be interested.

More details can be found below or @rapha_manchester on Instagram.

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Satellite Ride


Fancy taking on some roads further afield? Then our monthly satellite ride is for you.

Starting and finishing away from our Clubhouse, these rides allow us to branch out to scenery further afield such as The Lake District, Trough of Bowland and North Wales to name a few.

You can put your trust in our expert ride leaders who have curated these routes to lead your safely round, as your explore what the wider North West region has to offer.

Ride details, along with the route can be found on the RCC app and @rapha_manchester on Instagram.

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Explore Gravel Ride


Either leaving from our Clubhouse- or one of our several partner locations- our monthly explore gravel rides will take you off-road on trails less travelled.

Unless stated, these rides can be completed on any bikes with at least 33mm tyres- gravel, cyclocross and MTB's. 

Our routes are curated and led by our team of ride leaders who have great expertise and local knowledge when it comes to riding our surrounding trails.

Ride details, along with the route can be found on the RCC app and @rapha_manchester on Instagram.

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Friday Gravel Bikes and Beers


Gravel bikes and beers, on a Friday- what's not to like?

Leaving the Clubhouse late-afternoon, we will head out for a couple hours, traversing local urban trails before a welcomed refreshment en-route, or back at the Clubhouse.

A truly social affair, and if we do say so, there is no better way to start your weekend then ripping up some local trails!

Ride details, along with the route can be found on the RCC app and @rapha_manchester on Instagram.

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Rapha Manchester has teamed up with Bee Pedal Ready to offer 101 sessions for novice cyclists.

These sessions are primarily designed to develop your confidence and skills on the bike.  They will also give you a better understanding of your bike's mechanics and the tools to properly maintain it, ultimately preparing you to be self-sufficient on the road and hopefully preparing you to join other members of the Rapha Manchester's community on some group rides.

Bee Pedal Ready is run by Belinda, a Manchester-based mechanic with a passion for improving representation for women and underrepresented subgroups in cycling. 

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Tempo Ride

Weekly, for a block of 6 weeks pre-race season

As the name suggests, our tempo ride is for those wishing to get their legs going for the race season. An intense block of 6 weeks- with the same route each week- lending itself to fast, through and off group riding for you to hone that form.

This in an intermediate ride for riders who can demonstrate safe group riding etiquette at speed.

Ride details, along with the route can be found on the RCC app and @rapha_manchester on Instagram.

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Special Rides and Events

At Rapha Manchester, we pride ourselves on our unique rides and events that make up part of our calendar. 

Cappuccino 160 & 180

Bookending the season, the 'Cap 160' and 'Cap 180' have been long-standing staples of our ride calendar.

The Cappuccino 160 is a great way to test your early season legs in March through a hilly 160km route, whilst the Cappuccino 180 allows you one last opportunity to test your legs in October, on a flatter, faster course.

Setting off in three minute intervals, teams will tackle the route - including a compulsory 30min cappuccino stop - with the ultimate aim of taking home the Cappuccino Cup for being the fastest team. 

But it’s not all about speed, there’s more to it than that. This event is a celebration of the camaraderie and friendship forged between club members, and the joy of being on the road with your club mates.

Tribute Rides

Our homage to the World's best bike races.

We are all big fans of bike racing here- so we pride ourselves on putting on tribute rides that emulate the biggest rides of the year. Expect monuments and Grand Tour tributes alike!

Always taking place on the same day as the races themselves, expect a parcours that will bring similar challenges to the professional races. Post-ride, we invite you back to the Clubhouse for a refreshment and to catch the closing stages of the race.

We sometimes start and finish these rides at different locations to account for the terrain you will take in on these rides. 

Ride details, along with the route can be found on the RCC app and @rapha_manchester on Instagram

Guest Speakers & Socials

Special events and launches

Join us as we invite guest speakers to bring their experiences to a room for an entertaining night of questions and answers. 

We view our Clubhouse as being the centre of our community and the events, launches and guest speakers we host are carefully chosen to be of interest to you all. 

Key events such as 'International Women's Day' and our 'Ambitious 220' talks always draw a crowd, as well as visits from professional riders, authors and the occasional magazine/ book launch- we are sure to have you covered.


Our Favourite Routes!

Featured routes from the Clubhouse team and our RCC ride leaders. 

There's a mix of terrains and levels of difficulty, from beginner to advanced, and they're a great way for you to see where we all love riding our bikes! Get out on some of these routes, take in the beautiful roads and scenery surrounding Manchester and be sure to stop by the Clubhouse for a brew while you're out.