A great new choice of mountain biking circuits: The rides start and finish at the National Cycling Centre in Manchester.
A choice 24, 31 or 37 miles (approx.) routes following a loop of canal towpaths, cycle tracks, dirt roads, singletrack and road, from the NCC to Marple and back via the Tame Valley. An extra loop goes up the Goyt Valley to the edge of New Mills, and a further loop goes into the Peak District to include some more technical riding. The routes go from urban ex-industrial landscapes to lush woodlands via farmlands and townscapes.
See our challenge ratings below for each circuit.
All riders are required to wear a helmet. A selection of helmets will be available for purchase on the day.
|Start||National Cycling Centre, Stuart Street, Manchester, M11 4DQ|
|Finish||National Cycling Centre, Stuart Street, Manchester, M11 4DQ|
|Distance||24, 31, 37 miles|
|Getting There: Car||The NCC is just to the east of Manchester city centre, off Alan Turing Way (A6010) It is also across the road from the Manchester City Football Club Etihad stadium. Both are well-signed from the city centre, or via the ring road. Parking is at Sportcity, just to the north of the Football stadium - follow Bike Events parking signs. Parking is £2 for the day.|
|Getting There: Train||Piccadilly station is approximately 2.5 miles to the west of the NCC. Please check with operator regarding carriage of bikes.
National Rail enquiries 08457 48 49 50
|Start Times||09.00 - 10:00|
|Local Info||Manchester Visitor Centre: 0161 234 3157
|Other Info||Minimum rider age is 14 YRS. Riders under 18 MUST be accompanied by an adult over 18.
You can refill your water bottle and purchase food and drinks at the official refreshment stops along the way.
September weather can be mixed, so you may want to bring waterproofs along with your sunscreen!
Road bike / hybrid / mountain bike suitable.
** We recommend that all riders have both bike and personal liability insurances as we cannot be held responsible for damage, loss or theft of your bike or personal items or personal liability.**
|Pricing||Entry Pack MTB (£19.50)|
Team Entry MTB (£19.00)
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