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Ride the distance between Manchester and Blackpool in this awesome cycle sportive. The route takes you along some beautiful stretches of Lancashire country lanes. With great on course support and medals, music and more waiting for you in sunny Blackpool, don't miss your chance to sign up!
60 Miles
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Sun, 14 Jul 2024
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Salford, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Salford M50 2EQ, UK
Start times
Sunday, 14 Jul 2024
60 Miles: 7:15 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for The Christie Manchester to Blackpool
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 before you finish on Blackpool's South Promenade, where you'll be able to enjoy music, food and a beer tent.
The route weaves through Leigh, past Haigh Hall, into Preston and Warton, before finishing at Blackpool. There'll be numerous refreshment stops along the way.
*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
Special coaches will run from Blackpool in the morning to take riders (and bikes) to the Start and in the afternoon to take riders back to Manchester. Please book in advance to guarantee a seat.
Transport ticket holders please note:
Morning coaches leave at 6.30am sharp from Blackpool (FY4 1RW). Please meet at 6.00am by the Solaris Centre, South Promenade, Blackpool to start loading. If you book MORNING transport, your name will be on a list and a ticket will be in your rider pack.
Return transport to Manchester:
Coaches will run at set times in the afternoon to take cyclists/bikes back to the Start - between approximately 1.30pm and 5.30pm. All journeys are non-stop.
Transport tickets are NON REFUNDABLE.
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
All ride packs will be posted to participants. Postage is included in your entry fee.
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 £250 before Sunday 2nd July will receive a free Team Christie cycling jersey!
Please note, riders must contact The Christie to register themselves with #Teamchristie in order to receive The Christie welcome pack and other goodies.
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?
Your ride pack will be sent out in the post.
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