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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).

THIS IS A SPONSORED CHARITY RIDE. Your entry fee only covers the costs of running the ride so please ask family and friends to sponsor you generously to make a real difference. THANK YOU.
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Manchester to Liverpool

Sunday 11 Jun 2017

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NEW ROUTE OPTION AND FINISH VENUE FOR 2017!

This great ride is now in its twelfth year and continues to raise much-needed funds for the NSPCC. And for 2017, we're adding a third route option for those riders looking to really stretch their legs a bit and take in a visit to the Coast along the way!
Alongside the two existing routes – the 40 mile mostly traffic-free route alongside the Manchester Ship Canal and 55 mile all on-road route – we’ll also be taking in the sea-air at Southport on a new 80 mile route option as we make our way to a brand new finish venue at Liverpool’s beautiful Croxteth Hall.

*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

Ride Details
StartSalford Watersports Centre, Salford Quays, Salford M50 3SQ
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FinishCroxteth Hall Country Park, Liverpool L12 0HB
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Distance40, 55 or 80 mile routes (approx)
Challenge Rating85 mile route: 55 mile route: 40 mile route:
ELEVATION INFO (TOTAL CLIMB): 40 mile route 800ft. / 55 mile route 1495ft.
Getting There: CarNearest Parking - Lowry multi-storey (near to the start). Parking charges apply: 6 - 12 hours £12.00
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 There: TrainNearest 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
www.nationalrail.co.uk
Start Times80 mile route: 8.00am - 9.00am / 40 & 55 mile routes: 8.00am - 10.00am at a time to suit you
Local Infowww.visitsalford.info
www.visitliverpool.com
www.visitlancashire.com
Other InfoMinimum rider age 8 years on the 40 mile, 14 years on the 55 mile and 16 on the 80 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.

40 MILE RIDERS: THE MANCHESTER SHIP CANAL SECTION OF THE ROUTE IS UNSUITABLE FOR ROAD BIKES. WE RECOMMEND TYRE SIZE 1.5" PLUS.
PricingEntry 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 (£24.50)
Transport PM (£24.50)

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The NSPCC is inspired by a belief that we can make a difference for all children - by standing up for their rights, by listening to them, by helping then when they need us and by making them safe.
Our vision is ending cruelty to children in the UK. We believe cruelty is preventable and that through having an inspirational vision we will achieve much greater success for children.

All riders raising over £50 are entitled to a fabulous NSPCC cycling jersey. Make sure you send your sponsorship in!
NSPCC Appeals, Quays Reach, 14 Carolina Way, South Langworthy Road, Salford M50 2ZY

www.nspcc.org.ukNSPCC registered charity numbers: 216401 and SC037717

THIS IS A SPONSORED CHARITY RIDE. Your entry fee only covers the costs of running the ride so please ask family and friends to sponsor you generously to make a real difference. THANK YOU

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