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Great Manchester Cycle

The Great Manchester Cycle is a mass participation cycling event offering 13, 26 and 52 mile distances for all abilities. The course is completely closed to all other vehicles, with the start line, lapping point, and finish located in the Etihad Campus. Home to Manchester City FC, the Campus will also host the bustling event village which includes charity partners, entertainment and food concessions.


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  • Colour - Black/Purple/Blue
  • Unisex Coolpass Fabric, with breathable quick dry Fibres
  • short zip
  • short sleeved
  • 3 layer back pocket
  • Silicone waist lining

All jerseys will be sent within 28 days of your entry. Subject to availability

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Official Great Manchester Cycle Jersey


The Course

The Great Manchester Cycle course offers riders the opportunity to pedal through the closed roads of Manchester city centre and take in the sights from a whole new perspective.

Starting and finishing in the Etihad Campus, home of Manchester City FC, the route takes in Mancunian Way, a section of motorway normally off-limits to cyclists.

Participants will pass Old Trafford via the famous Sir Matt Busby Way, where they can stop at the feed station with drinks, toilets and mechanics available, before heading along the Quays and back towards Mancunian Way to the finish line.

26 and 52 mile participants will lap through the Etihad Campus.

Course Map

Event location


Site access is from the North via Alan Turing Way.

Head for Sport City (Etihad Campus) Car Parks and access the site along Joe Mercer Way.

Transport for Great Manchester provides a great variety of cycle related information, including a journey planner and detailed maps for both on and off road cycling.
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Information regarding bus diversions will be available on the Transport For Greater Manchester website website 10-14 days in advance of the Great Manchester Cycle.

Bus stop notices will be created for each individual affected bus stop, and are generally sighted approximately 2-3 days in advance of the event.

For more information visit: Transport For Greater Manchester website.

For a full list of road closures and re-opening schedules please click here.


Manchester not only boasts a population of over half a million people but it also offers visitors a wealth of activities to get involved with.

You could try a bit of skiing or get your football fix, take a trip to some of the best shops in the UK, or maybe visit a museum or a brewery; there really is something for everyone.

For more ideas on things to do in Manchester you can go to:

About Manchester

Total Fitness

Introducing our official gym partner - Total Fitness

Total Fitness’ unrivalled facilities provide the perfect opportunity to train for your next event.

•    Amazing swimming facilitates including three pools, a huge Laned Main pool, a hydrotherapy pool and family pool
•    Relaxing heat treatments: Saunas, Steam Room, plunge pool
•    And incredible range of classes, including Spin, Insanity, Circuits and Functional training
•    A massive gym space full of high performance equipment
•    Large Freeweights and Resistance machine area
•    Full range of cardio kit, bikes, treadmills, rowers, steppers and more
•    Ladies’ only gym area for extra privacy
•    Chill out café for post-workout refreshments

To find your nearest club, click here > 

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How to enter

13 Miles

Price: £22 per entry (inc VAT of £3.67)

  • A great day out for riders of all abilities
  • 3-7 year olds ride for free on a tag-a-long bike or children's bike trailer/seat, but are not eligible for a finisher’s pack.
  • If accompanied by one paying adult (aged 18+), two children (aged from 8-15) can ride for free on their own bike as part of a group entry.
  • Suitable for ages 16+ (under 18s must have permission from a parent or guardian)
  • Recommended avg mph - 8mph

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26 Miles

Price: £25 per entry (inc VAT of £4.17)

  • Rule the roads
  • This is for the competent cyclists, who want to challenge themselves on a course and distance that will improve avg mph and technical skills.
  • Suitable for ages 16+ (under 18s must have permission from a parent or guardian)
  • Recommended avg mph - 13mph

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52 Miles

Price: £30 per entry (inc VAT of £5)

  • Break away from the pack
  • This is for the serious cyclists who want to challenge themselves to a fast undulating route with some tight technical sections.
  • Suitable for ages 16+ (under 18s must have permission from a parent or guardian)
  • Recommended avg mph - 15mph

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