This post was written 6 months ago and therefore may not be as accurate as more recent posts.

It’s time to get on your bike as entries are now open for the Tour de Manc Sportive 2018 – 100 miles of blood, sweat and gears with Bury Hospice one of their associated charities.

The event is on Sunday 6th May with the choice of the ‘Full Manc’ at 100 miles for professional riders, ‘Half Manc’ at 100k for fit and occasional riders and ‘Every-Manc’ a route for disabled riders or those unable to ride on open roads.

“The Full Manc route is not for the unprepared or faint-hearted,” said co-ordinator Tony Rubens.

“It’s a challenge. The Full Manc tours all 10 boroughs of Greater Manchester in an anti-clockwise direction and has around 8700 ft of climbing to test yourselves on.

“The Half Manc shares the first half of the Full Manc Route, with 4500 ft of climbing to tackle.

“There are a number of closed road sections including the King/Queen of the mountain prize section, which tackles the lung-busting Werneth Low. However, the Tour de Manc is not all about the fastest and this is not a race – we award spot prizes for grit and determination too.”

The start is at David Lloyd’s in North Manchester and the price is £34.99 including entry free, free mechanical support and refreshments.

To raise money for Bury Hospice please go to the link below and type in BH10 which will give £10 off Main Sportive 100M /100K ride only. Bury Hospice does ask that you raise a minimum of £200 for the charity.

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