This invigorating ride is an extremely popular event amongst cyclists of all abilities. The route covers 60 miles from Manchester, along the scenic country lanes of Lancashire, and then finishes on the South Promenade in Blackpool. The Christie charity team will welcome you over the finish line where cyclists can enjoy a BBQ, live music and a well-earned massage.
For the first time this year, the event will start from the iconic Imperial War Museum on Salford Quays
The Christie Manchester to Blackpool Bike Ride is The Christie charity’s largest cycling event that is attended by over 6,000 cyclists each year. The money raised from The Christie Manchester to Blackpool Bike Ride helps to provide inspiration and hope to cancer patients and their families, as well as helping to carry out more research, give more people the very best treatment and care – and save even more lives.
Entry fees go towards the safe running of the event; The Christie charity needs participants to raise sponsorship to help revolutionise the fight against cancer.
Don’t just take our word for how great this event is:
"A great route, using a varied mixture of well-signed roads before heading for the coast and along Blackpool’s South Shore Promenade. Riding into the finish area was a memorable experience for riders, with lots of cheering well-wishers. The Solaris Centre parkland was the perfect post-ride chill-out zone where riders could relax and reflect on a memorable ride which raised funds for The Christie hospital in Manchester”. Cycling Active Magazine
“Manchester to Blackpool is such a fun ride and the music and beer tent is a great dangling carrot during the ride.” Baz Bignell
|Start||Imperial War Museum, Quay West, Trafford Wharf Rd, Manchester M17 1TZ|
|Finish||South Promenade, Blackpool (opposite the mirror ball)|
|Distance||60 miles (approx) - suitable for Road/Hybrid/Mountain bike|
ELEVATION INFO (TOTAL CLIMB): 1800ft.|
|Getting There: Car||Free car parking + Drop-off (at start) - Man Utd football ground N3 car park - John Gilbert Way off A5081
NO DROP-OFF OR PARKING AT IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM
Trafford Rd and Bridgewater Way will be closed from 06.00 for the SkyRide - use M60 Junction 9, A5081 Park Way, Village Way and Wharfside Way to the Man Utd N3 carpark on John Gilbert Way, from Manchester follow the diversion Stretford Rd, Talbot Rd, Chester Rd, Kingsway and Park Rd. Cyclists may cycle from Chester Rd to Trafford Wharf Rd
SPECIAL COACHES WILL RUN FROM BLACKPOOL IN THE MORNING TO TAKE RIDERS TO THE START AND IN THE AFTERNOON TO TAKE RIDERS BACK TO MANCHESTER. We strongly recommend booking your place in advance to guarantee a seat Please meet 6.00am by the Solaris Centre at South promenade in Blackpool to start loading.
Parking near the finish is at Pay and Display car park on South Yeadon Way, FY1 6BF
Please note that transport tickets are NON REFUNDABLE.
|Getting There: Train||Trains from Blackpool to Manchester will NOT allow bikes on board - we are running coaches and trucks from Blackpool in the morning and afternoon|
|Start Times||6.30am - 9.20am|
|Other Info||Road / Hybrid / Mountain Bike suitable.
Minimum rider age 14. Riders under 16 MUST be accompanied by an adult over 18.
Transport ticket holders please note:
Morning coaches leave at 6am from Blackpool (FY4 1RW)
Return transport to Manchester after the event at set times until 5.30pm - listen for announcements on the day.
It is recommended that all riders 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
|Pricing||Entry Pack (£19.60)|
Team Entry (Enter total no. required. Price per person) (£19.00)
Transport Afternoon (£25.50)
Transport Morning (£25.50)
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