The Christie Manchester to Blackpool

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60 Miles
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Sun, 10 Jul 2022
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Salford, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Salford M50 2EQ, UK
Start times
Sun, 10 Jul 2022
60 Miles:
Races summary
60 Miles
Route information
Terrain: Road
Elevation: 1800ft over approx. 60 miles
Route Type: Point-to-point
This Manchester to Blackpool ride will be along the open roads in Lancashire. The roughly 60 mile route from Salford Quays will visit some beautiful stretches of country lanes.
* GPX routes will be available to participants after booking.
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What's included
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Marked and marshalled route
  • Mechanics
  • First aid
  • Refreshments
  • Support vehicles
How to get there
Salford M50 2EQ, UK
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At the start - parking will be available at the Lowry Outlet Car Park, Manchester, M50 3AH and will cost £3 for the day for participants. You will need to pay as you exit and show your ride number for the discounted rate by going to the info desk between 10:00 and 18:30 or using the intercom thereafter.
At the finish - you can find parking at the pay and display car park on South Yeadon Way, FY1 6BF.
Coach Transfer
You can prebook coach transfers from the finish to the start in the morning or in the afternoon (before and after the ride). All journeys will be non-stop and can accommodate bikes. Coaches will leave Blackpool (FY4 1RW) at:
  • 06:30
  • regularly between 13:30 and 17:30
FYI Trains from Blackpool to Manchester will NOT allow bikes on board.
Event day logistics
07:30 - 09:45 Start window
Start times are for guidance and to reduce congestion at the start and along the route.
* Riders will set off in 30 second windows.
Age Requirements
Riders must be aged 14 or over to participate in Manchester to Blackpool with those aged 16 and under needing to be accompanied on the ride by an adult over 18.
Ride Packs
Participants can choose whether they want to collect ride packs at the start (free of charge) or pay to have them posted (for an extra £3).
Ride for the Christie Charity
The Christie charity provides enhanced services for cancer patients over and above what the NHS funds. It focuses 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 ride
  • An unforgettable experience!
  • And any fundraiser who raises over £200 before Sunday 3rd July will receive a free Team Christie cycling jersey!
What to bring
Helmets are mandatory. There will be some helmets available for purchase on the day.
Road / Hybrid / Mountain Bikes are all suitable for this ride.
Are there any age restrictions for The Christie Manchester to Blackpool ride?
Yes, all rides must be aged 14 or over to take part. Those aged 16 or under must be accompanied on the ride with an adult aged over 18.
Will there be transport from the finish back to the start of The Christie Manchester to Blackpool ride?
Yes, there will be a coach transfer from the finish to the start in the morning and regularly from the finish back to the start in the afternoon after the ride.
When will I get my ride pack for The Christie Manchester to Blackpool ride?
You can choose to collect your ride pack on the morning from the start area or pay an extra £3 to have your ride pack posted to you ahead of time.
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