Manchester to Liverpool

Sunday 11 Jun 2017Salford Watersports Centre, Salford Quays, Salford M50 3SQ40, 55 or 90 mile routes (approx)
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This ride has now passed.

Thanks to all who took part in this year's Manchester to Liverpool ride and well done, especially, to all those who battled the wind and won on the Southport route!
Pictures taken on the day are available to view and to purchase here:

Rider photos

Minimum ages: 14yrs on the 55 mile and 8yrs on the 40 mile.

If you need to contact Bike Events staff during the ride this Sunday 11th June you can call us on 07724 554 198. This number will only be active between 07.00 and 18:00 this Sunday. We will give out Medical Emergency and Mechanics/Pick-up phone numbers at the Start line.

The mostly traffic-free 40 mile route is ideal for family cycling and takes you along part of the Manchester Ship Canal towards Liverpool 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 Alfred Holt recreation Ground, as stones throw from the mighty 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!
"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 55 miler - well done!" M. S.
"Excellent day yesterday .... can't wait for next year already." J.H

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Ride Details


Salford Watersports Centre, Salford Quays, Salford M50 3SQ


Alfred Holt Recreation ground, Riversdale Rd., Aigburth, Liverpool L19 3QN


40, 55 or 90 mile routes (approx)

Challenge rating

85 mile route: 55 mile route: 40 mile route:
ELEVATION INFO (TOTAL CLIMB): 40 mile route 800ft. / 55 mile route 1495ft.

Start times

8.00am - 10:00am at a time to suit you


Entry Pack (£19.50)
Team Entry (Enter total no. required. Price per person) (£19.00)
Children's Entry (8-16 years) (£8.00)
Student Entry (£12.50)
Transport AM (£25.00)
Transport PM (£25.00)

Other info

Minimum rider age 8 years on the 40 mile, 14 years on the 55 mile and 16 on the 90 mile route. Riders under 16 MUST be accompanied by an adult over 18 and MUST wear a helmet.

RIDER TRANSPORT: Transports will run in the morning and afternoon taking riders to the Start and back to Salford Quays only. Meet 6.30am West Derby Village, Liverpool L12 5HW for the morning service. Afternoon services will run at 2pm and 4.30pm approximately. The cost is £24.50 for you and your bike. Some bubble wrap will be available to protect your bike. Bike Events is not responsible for any damage caused during transportation.

All riders are strongly 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.**
85 mile route road bike/hybrid recommended. 40 & 55 mile routes hybrid / mountain bike suitable. 80 mile route road / hybrid bike recommended. GPX routes are available after online booking.


Ride Gradings

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).

Getting here by car

Nearest Parking - Lowry multi-storey (near to the start). Discounted parking fee for participants: all day only £3.00
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 here by 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 03457 48 49 50

Get pedalling this summer for #TeamChristie

The Christie charity provides enhanced services over and above what the NHS funds, focusing on 4 main areas, research, care and treatment, education and extra patient services.

Each and every pound donated makes a real difference to our patients, their families and friends.

As a member of Team Christie you will receive:
• A welcome pack
• A free Christie t-shirt
• Fundraising support and advice leading up to the race
• An unforgettable experience!

With your support, we can carry out more research, give more people the very best treatment and care – and save even more lives.

If you have any questions please get in touch by calling 0161 446 3400 or emailing