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Turnpike Challenge riders raise over £900 for Prostate Cancer UK

by Jon Stocker

The Turnpike Challenge just gets better and better.

This year with the fantastic sunny weather the event saw its highest number of entrants. Eighty six riders turned out for the challenging 25 mile ride up into the Pennines.

As might be expected, the hot weather took its toll on some of the […]

Saddleworth Turnpike Challenge 2017

Saddleworth Rotary and Clarion Cycle Club are once again running the Father’s Day Turnpike challenge, a 25 mile bike ride into the dramatic scenery of the Pennine moors. The ride is fully supported with roaming Clarion riders and a van. There is a half way refreshments point and at the end of the ride there […]

3D Dynamos celebrate their 25th season at Boundary Park

Saturday 29th April from 09:30 to 14:30 at Boundary Park, home of Oldham Athletic


Greater Manchester Walking Festival steps out for second year

TfGM walking

Greater Manchester is again putting its best foot forward with the region’s second annual Walking Festival taking place throughout May.

The festival, which runs from Sunday 1 to Tuesday 31 May, has doubled in size, this year offering more than 200 free guided walks exploring local towns, cities, countryside, canals, riversides and […]

Oldham Sports Awards 2016

Charitable hero Jo runs 32 miles for The Christie

By Jo Taylor

My good friend Jo Cunningham has come up with the (mad) idea of completing many challenges throughout 2016 to raise money for The Christie hospital, where I am treated every 3 weeks for secondary breast cancer.

Jo Cunningham and Howard Chambers

A few weeks ago we completed a 20 mile marathon […]

First Turnpike Challenge ride raises £650 for charity

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Climbing towards Standedge (Photo: ©Stuart Coleman)

by Aimee Howarth

Daring riders tackled the first ever Turnpike Challenge Charity Bike Ride to raise £650 for Prostate Cancer UK.

Fifty-nine cyclists of all ages took on the 25-mile trip over the Pennines on Father’s Day in cool and showery conditions. The event was a joint venture […]

Diggle Football Club wear their poppies with pride

This year to commemorate Remembrance Day Diggle Football Club have teamed up with the ‘poppies4kits’ appeal to support the Royal British Legion to raise funds for the Poppy Appeal. All three Diggle FC teams will be showing their support by wearing an adhesive poppy on their playing shirts during their fixtures on Saturday 8th November.


New mountain bike trail in the South Pennines

The South Pennines offers two-wheeled thrills alongside a window into the area’s historical and ecological importance.

Worsthorne Moor, above Burnley, has been the site of a large project, which has not only seen the restoration of internationally important heather and peatland, but also the installation of Hurstwood Reservoir Mountain bike Trail.

Lancashire County Council and […]

Help the Saddleworth Olympic Committee win £3000 for next year’s Olympics

Children releasing balloons at the 2013 Saddleworth Olympics

Dear All,

We hope you all enjoyed this years Village Olympics. Would you like to help us ensure we can do it all again next year? Well you can by helping us win £3,000 from the Lloyds Community Fund. We are already guaranteed £300 from the fund […]