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The Great Manchester Cycle is a unique mass participation cycling event that offers three separate distances, for all abilities, over a 13-mile city-based circuit within Manchester and the neighbouring borough of Trafford.

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 cycle industry professionals, charity partners, as well as entertainment and food concessions!

The Course

Please familiarise yourself with the route and take note of the water stations, start and finish areas and information points.

Course Map

Jersey

£25 with free delivery

Characteristics:

  • 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

Event location

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: www.visitmanchester.com.

About Manchester

GETTING THERE

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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BUS ROUTE DIVERSIONS

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

Travel

Timetable

Please see below for the 2015 event day timetable:

Time 
Sunday 28 June 2015 
07:00Event Day Information point opens
07:3052 mile event assembly opens
08:0052 mile start
11:1526 mile assembly opens
11:3052 mile event cut off time
11:4526 mile start
13:2513 mile assembly opens
13:3026 mile 2nd lap cut off time
14:0013 mile event start
17:00Event closes

*NB. All times are subject to change in the lead up to the event

Sunday 28 June 2015

How to enter

13 Miles

Open
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

Open
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

Enter

52 Miles

Open
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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