Cycling is an activity that’ll make your insides look great through shining health – so what better than to pair it with clothing and accessories to make your exteriors looking dapper, with some like-minded riders to boot? Rapha is a sportswear and lifestyle brand focused on road bicycle racing, birthed in London in 2004. Focusing on a convergence of performance and modern style, Rapha is passionate on bringing together the world’s most zealous road riders with their Rapha Cycle Clubs. Already established in London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney, Osaka and Tokyo, Manchester is the latest to become the hub where riders meet for fine coffee and food, club rides, live racing, special events and exhibitions – and, of course, a selection of Rapha garments and accessories. In the run up to the grand opening just off King Street, there will be mid-week and weekend club runs of various distances and abilities, each run taking in breathtaking views of the North West – see below for details.

Opens Fri 26 Sep, 5 St Ann’s Alley, M2 6AJ,

Tatton Tripper Club Run
Take in the views of Tatton Park through the Cheshire lanes on a 80km ride.
Wed 10 Sep, Meet at Battery Park Juice Bar, 615A Wilbraham Road, Chorlton, M21 9AN, 8am,

Cat’s Tail Club Run
A 100km ride through the lumps and bumps of Cheshire and the Peaks.
Sun 14 Sep, Meet at Tea Hive, 53 Manchester Road, Chorlton, M21 9PW, 9am,

Wed 10 Sep - Fri 26 Sep
Edwina Chan
Published on:
Mon 8 Sep 2014