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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 100km

Sunday 31 Aug 2014

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A great 'Century' ride - 100 kilometres - along beautiful lanes through a wide sweep of Cheshire, starting and finishing at Wythenshawe Park, Manchester and helping to raise funds for the Christie Hospital. The route heads through Knutsford to Northwich before heading back through Middlewich to the Finish.

“Organiser Bike Events once again made looking after 3,000 riders seem easy and hoped to improve on last year’s healthy six-figure sum raised for the Christie Hospital”. Cycling Weekly on the Manchester 100 ride.

"A group of friends did the Manchester100 in 2012, we've ridden several Sportives this year and we all agreed what a fantastic event this was. From the very start it was well organised, well signposted, a marshal at the junctions letting us know there was a clear road ahead. The feed station/cafes again exceeded expectation, a relaxed atmosphere, well staffed and well organised. And when we came across the finish line to applause, a band playing, and a certificate and gift..absolutely brilliant. Thank you Bike Events, you really know how to do it." A. S.

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
StartWythenshawe Park, Wythenshawe Road, Manchester M23 0AB
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FinishWythenshawe Park, Wythenshawe Road, Manchester M23 0AB
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Distance100km (62 miles) approx
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Getting There: CarWythenshawe Park is close to Jc 3a of the M56. Then take A5103, Princess Parkway and turn on to Wythenshawe Road (B5167) using the north entrance to the park off Wythenshawe Road. All day parking at Wythenshawe Park £3. Buy in advance to avoid queues on the day!
Getting There: TrainPiccadilly station is only 7 miles north of the park. Please check with operator regarding carriage of bikes.
National Rail enquiries 08457 48 49 50
www.nationalrail.co.uk
Start Times08.15 - 09.00
Local InfoManchester Visitor Centre: 0161 234 3157
www.visitmanchester.com
www.visitcheshire.com
Other InfoMinimum rider age is 14 YRS. Riders under 16 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.

All riders are required to wear a helmet. A selection of helmets will be available for purchase on the day.

** 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.**

GPX routes are available after online booking.

For answers to common queries about our rides, please see our ONLINE FAQs
PricingEntry Pack 100k (£19.50)
Team Entry 100k (£19.00)

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The Christie is one of Europe’s leading cancer centres, treating over 40,000 patients a year. We are also an international leader in research, with world first breakthroughs for over 100 years.

The Christie was first established in 1901 through generous donations and fundraising has continued to support vital developments for more than a century. Our charity helps to pay for cancer research, new facilities, high-tech equipment and extra patient services. The huge difference the charity makes to patients is apparent across the entire organisation – woven into our research and services to help patients both cope with and survive cancer.

Your support can help save lives. Please join our team and get behind us.

Your entry fee pays only for the safe running of the ride. Please ask your friends and family to sponsor you and help raise much-needed funds for the work of the Christie.

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