For start details have a look at this, as copied from some earlier Macc Forest rides.
NWA regional ride: Macclesfield Forest
Sunday 17th October 2010
10-15 miles / 3-4 hours riding at a steady pace.
:: Meeting at Leather's Smithy Inn
for 11:00am start.
[Free parking available on the road outside the pub alongside the reservoir but please don't use the pub car park]
Please be aware it can get very busy on Sundays... Let me know if you intend to arrive earlier.
:: Directions: here
Well drained fire roads, rocky descents, and tracks and bridleways. Some road sections including one big road climb. Nothing particularly technical or steep but plenty of rocks and fast descents.
We've done a couple of retro rides in and around Macclesfield Forest this year. Have a look at the aftermaths below for a taster.