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Three epic distances around Greater Manchester. Run by volunteers with all surpluses going to registered charities. These rides are not easy and you will earn your medal and beer.
After the cancellation of the 2020 edition due to coronavirus, entrants will be able to defer their place for the new planned date of 2nd May 2021 or transfer their place to another rider, both without charge.
Tour de Manc
Mad Manc - Our toughest challenge and not for the faint hearted. The route was used as the basis for much of the 2019 Tour of Britain stage 8. With all 3 KoMs from stage 8 and lots more climbing on top. It's a 9.5 out of 10 ! 200km, 10,000ft of climbing and goes through all 10 Boroughs of Greater Manchester.
You'll climb Werneth Low, lots of hills around Diggle and Delph including Grains Bar, Owd Betts, Holcome Hill, Rawson's Rake, Green Arms, Rivington and several other testers before returning Ow'd Betts in reverse and down the beautiful Ashworth Valley
Full Manc - A very testing challenge for the fit regular riders. It's an 8 out of 10 ! 110miles, 8500ft of climbing and also goes through all 10 Boroughs of Greater Manchester.
You'll climb Werneth Low, lots of hills around Diggle and Delph, Owd Betts, Holcome Hill, Green Arms, Rivington and several other testers before returning Ow'd Betts in reverse and down the beautiful Ashworth Valley
Half Manc - A more manageable test. It's an 5 out of 10 with 100km, 4500ft of climbing. The route follows the first 50miles of the Full Manc before diverting down the scenic Ashworth Valley back towards the finish.
Riders have the option to sign on on the Saturday 2nd and riders may use the David Lloyd club (the start/finish venue) facilities.
Riders on the Mad Manc and Full Manc have 4 feed stations whilst the Half Manc riders have 3. The stations are FREE and include Secret-Training energy drinks, Secret-Training nutrition food. We've been told that our stops are Epic. 2019 had Scones, Bury Black Pudding, Pies, Soreen, gels and electrolyte and fresh sandwiches (food at each stop varies)
The route is signed and we have motorcycle marshals and mechanics too. GPS files and paper maps are provided. There are KoM and spot prizes too with some closed road sections.
We have day bag storage, showers, sports massage and post ride beer and pie (all included).Other drinks and food are available at a charge. Photos are also provided free.