"Yesterday was such a greatly run event, well signed posted, great marshals, friendly riders, amazing day and weather ... So glad I took part in this event." C. S
" Really enjoyed that - brilliant day - well signed and great route for the 60 miler - well done!" M. S.
"Excellent day yesterday, .... can't wait for next year already." J.H
This great ride is now in its eleventh year, continuing to raise much-needed funds for the NSPCC.
Two cycle-tastic routes offer something for every rider - a 40 mile mostly traffic-free route alongside the Manchester Ship Canal and a fantastic 55 mile route for all those riders seeking more of a challenge or aren't so keen on taking their road bikes along the Manchester Canal towpath!*
The mostly traffic-free 40 mile route is ideal for family cycling and takes you along part of the Manchester Ship Canal towards Liverpool and the Mersey while the longer, all on-road 55 mile route, crosses the canal to Culcheth, Rainford and Knowsley, meeting the riders on the short route at Childwall and heading together to the finish at Otterspool Park on the banks of the Mersey.
*PLEASE NOTE The 40 mile route follows part of the Trans Pennine Trail alongside the Manchester Ship Canal. We advise that this route option is most suitable for city / hybrid and mountain bikes with a minimum tyre size of 1.5".
Voted number 5 in The Independent's 10 Best Cycling Events for 2012!
|Start||Salford Watersports Centre, Salford Quays, Salford M50 3SQ|
|Finish||Otterspool Park, Otterspool Drive, Liverpool, L17 5AL|
|Distance||40 or 55 mile routes (approx)|
|Challenge Rating||40 mile route: 55 mile route:
ELEVATION INFO (TOTAL CLIMB): 40 mile route 800ft. / 55 mile route 1495ft.
|Getting There: Car||Nearest Parking - Lowry multi-storey (near to the start). Parking charges apply: 6 - 12 hours £13.00 A £5 purchase from one of the outlet shops reduces fee to £7.00 - remember to validate your ticket in-store Height restriction: 2.1 metres - remember to remove any bikes from your roof rack before entering - Bike Events are not responsible for any damage caused by a failure to do so.|
|Getting There: Train||Nearest station - Salford Crescent (half mile from the Start - just follow our signs). Please note - the Metro CANNOT take bikes. Please check with operator regarding carriage.
National Rail enquiries 08457 48 49 50
|Start Times||8.00am - 10.00am at a time to suit you|
|Other Info||Minimum rider age 8 years on the 40 mile route and 14 years on the 55 mile route. Riders under 16 MUST be accompanied by an adult over 18.
RIDER TRANSPORT TIMES: For MORNING coaches taking riders to the start, please meet outside St. Margaret's Sxhool, Aigburth Rd., Liverpool L17 6AB at 06:30 for a 07:00 departure.
There will be TWO afternoon coach services taking riders back to Salford Quays ONLY.
The cost is £24 for you and your bike.
1st service at 14:30. 2nd service at 16:30
Riders with prebooked tickets please visit the Bike Events admin tent at the Finish to have your ticket endorsed.
All riders are strogly recommended to wear a helmet. A selection 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.**
Hybrid / mountain bike suitable. GPX routes are available after online booking.
40 MILE RIDERS: THE MANCHESTER SHIP CANAL SECTION OF THE ROUTE IS UNSUITABLE FOR ROAD BIKES. WE RECOMMEND TYRE SIZE 1.5" PLUS.
60 MILE RIDERS: THE ROUTE IS ALL ON ROAD AND SO SUITABLE FOR ROAD BIKES.
|Pricing||Children's Entry (8-16 years) (£8.00)|
Student Entry (£12.50)
Entry Pack (£19.00)
Team Entry (Enter total no. required. Price per person) (£18.50)
Transport AM (£24.50)
Transport PM (£24.50)
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