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Suitable for anyone who enjoys a reasonably active life. The pace is gentle and the terrain flat to undulating. Distances no more than 30 miles (50km).


Suitable for those with slightly more cycling experience. the terrain can be a little hillier than grade 1.5 and distances up to 45 miles (70km).


For the regular and reasonably fit cyclist. The terrain may include some challenging hills and distances up to 75 miles (110km).


These routes require a good level of fitness and stamina and feature challenging inclines and/or a longer time in the saddle. Distances can be up to 100 miles (160km).

THIS IS A SPONSORED CHARITY RIDE. Your entry fee only covers the costs of running the ride so please ask family and friends to sponsor you generously to make a real difference. THANK YOU.
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Manchester to Chester

Sunday 15 Jun 2014

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Back again for 2014, bigger and better, this year's ride offers an opportunity to raise the challenge a gear (or two) by boosting the 53 mile route to an heroic hundred miles.
From the start at Platts Field Park, follow the 53 mile route across the rolling Cheshire Plain and scale the wooded heights of Delamere Forest, then either finish the ride at Christleton Hall on the outskirts of Chester or keep on rolling and complete the circuit, back at the 'second finish' in Manchester.

Road / hybrid / mountain bike suitable. Road / hybrid bike recommended on 100 mile route.

To watch a video of the 2010 ride CLICK HERE

Bike Events acknowledges the kind support of the University of Law in providing use of Christleton Hall as the Finish venue for the ride.

On the day registration will be available.

"Great day out on a great route with some cracking views and lovely leafy sections. Just wanted to say a big thanks to all the cheery marshals and course-signers and congratulations to everyone who made the effort, top work!" P. S.

"Very enjoyable ride. Weather was rubbish but it was a nice course a few hills that sapped my legs a bit but quiet country lanes and all in all well organized and for a good cause too will be back again next year." R. B.

"Very enjoyable day indeed despite the weather. A big thank you to bike Bike Events for a well organised event." J. C.

THIS IS A SPONSORED CHARITY RIDE. Your entry fee only covers the costs of running the ride so please ask family and friends to sponsor you generously to make a real difference. THANK YOU.

Ride Details
StartPlatt Fields Park, Wilmslow Rd., Rusholme, Manchester M14 5LL
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FinishThe University of Law, Christleton Hall, Pepper St, Christleton, CHESTER, Cheshire CH3 7AB
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DistanceChoice of 53 and 100 mile (approx.) routes
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Getting There: CarFrom M60 Jc 3 > A5145 > A5103 (Princess Rd.) > A6010 (Wilbraham Rd.) and follow our signs.
From A57 (M) > A5103 (Princess Rd.) > A6010 (Wilbraham Rd.) and follow our signs.
PLEASE NOTE No car parking availability in Platts Field Park. Please use free on-street parking in Old Hall Lane (other side of Wilmslow Rd. from the park) and adjoining streets.
Getting There: TrainNearest station is Piccadilly, just under 3 miles from the start. Please check with operator regarding carriage of bikes.
National Rail enquiries 08457 48 49 50
www.nationalrail.co.uk
Start Times100 mile route: 7am - 8am at a time to suit you. 53 mile route: 8am - 10am at a time to suit you
Local Infowww.visitmanchester.com
www.visitlancashire.com
www.visitchester.com
Other Info100 mile riders should be ready to start anytime between 7am and 8am and 53 mile riders anytime between 8am and 10am.

MINIMUM AGE 14 YRS on 53 mile route and 16 YRS on 100 mile route. All riders under 18 MUST be accompanied by an adult over 18yrs.

All riders are required to wear a helmet. A selection of helmets will be available for purchase on the day.
GPX routes are available after online booking.
** 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.**

RETURN TRANSPORT: THERE WILL BE A RETURN TRANSPORT SERVICE (TRUCK & COACH) IN THE AFTERNOON TO TAKE RIDERS BACK TO THE START AT PLATT FIELDS PARK. WE STRONGLY ADVISE PRE-BOOKING ON THESE TO GUARANTEE A PLACE - IT COSTS £24 FOR YOU AND YOUR BIKE (Tandems CAN be loaded on trucks, cost of transport is on a per person basis). Please see website nearer the event for details of transport times.
PricingEntry Pack (£18.00)
Entry Pack 100 mile (£19.50)
Student Entry (£12.50)
Team Entry (min. no. 6 persons per team) (£17.50)
Team Entry 100 miles (min. no. 6 persons per team) (£19.00)
PM Transport (£24.00)

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