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Tour de Manc

4 Challenging Bike Rides

Tour de Manc

This Event is made up of 4 challenges: Mad Manc - The toughest challenge in the Tour de Manc, as well as the challenge of 200km distance and a LOT of climbing, you’ve a time limit too. Too slow and you’ll be diverted onto one of the shorter routes. It tours all 10 boroughs of Greater Manchester in an anti-clockwise direction and It’s epic and based on a harder version of the already rock ‘ard Full Manc course. The route has a lot in common with the Classic Full Manc, including the prize segments and the closed and one way sections of road, so you can really ride for the bragging rights on these sections. Classic Manc - The Full or Classic Manc is 100 miles long, tours 9 boroughs of Greater Manchester in an anti-clockwise direction. You need to be a fit cyclist and you’ll be tested for sure. There are a number of closed road or one way sections including the King/Queen of the mountain prize section, which tackles the lung-busting Werneth Low. The route shares much of the Mad Manc route until you near Saddleworth. Half Manc - The Half Manc is 100Km long and shares some great feed stations and some of the best views of Manchester. You’ll have to earn those views though, with some challenging climbs. You’ll follow the Full Manc route until the Top of Owd Betts at around 90Km, where you will cut down Ashworth Valley and head back to the finish. Quarter Manc - The Quarter Manc is a new challenge for 2021. It’s 50Km long and is aimed at new cyclists who want an achievable ride, but it still tackles a couple of tough hills and will offer you one of the best views of Manchester and the Pennine hills. You’ll have access to free photos of yourself on the course, free feed stations and you’ll get a great medal too.

Dates & Tickets

1st May 2022

Mad Manc – £38

Classic Manc – £38

Half Manc – £38

Quarter Manc – £38

(All with an additional booking fee)

Frequently Asked Questions

Find out more about taking part in the Tour de Manc in aid of Kidscan with our FAQ’s! Can’t find what you’re looking for? Contact us and one of our team will be in touch to give you a helping hand!

How do I get tickets for this event?

This event is organised by an external provider, so to purchase tickets simply scroll up and use the links above to visit their website. We recommend you read the providers Terms and Conditions before you sign up to the event and ensure that you take note of any cancellation or Covid policy as Kidscan cannot be responsible for any events provided by an external provider.

I already have a ticket for this event, how do I fundraise for Kidscan?
Thank you for choosing to raise money for Kidscan Children’s Cancer Research. Your support makes a huge difference and just £10 will fund 1 hour of vital research! 

As soon as you have purchased your place in this event, come back to this page and use the link above to setup your fundraising page. Once you are all setup, you will receive our fundraising pack, full of tips and tricks to help you reach your fundraising goals. You’ll also be introduced to our fundraising team, who are on hand to help you reach your fundraising goals!

If you don’t want to setup an online giving page, that no problems, simply get in touch with us via our contact page and one of our team can arrange for a printed fundraising pack to be delivered!

How much can I expect to raise and what support will I receive?

Because this is an external event, there is no minimum sponsorship amount you need to raise, however supporters taking on this type of challenge usually aim to raise upwards of £100 for Kidscan!

To help you get there, as soon as we receive a notification that you have setup your fundraising page we will send you our fundraising pack! You’ll also get:

 Kidscan T-shirt or running vest and merchandise
  • Our fundraising pack filled with advice, tips and tricks!
  • Digital posters, personalised sponsor forms, images & more for you to use
  • Dedicated Kidscan representative to support you
  • Social Media Support

Howard Spargo completes #lejog raising over £9k for Kidscan

Manchester business leader Howard Spargo completed the 980-mile Lands End to John O’Groats cycling challenge, raising over £9110 for Kidscan. 

“Thanks must go primarily to [wife] Jill for putting up with me while I did this and being so supportive. But also to the huge numbers of you who supported me through sponsorship and encouragement. It’s been awesome and really kept me going.” Howard Spargo 

Howard’s #lejog challenge facts & figures:  

*12 months of training, 6 days a week: 16hrs a week on the bike, rising towards the event, 5-10hrs every Sunday for a year, covered over 10,000 miles before he began #lejog 

* 980 mile Lands End to John O’Groats cycling route: 109 miles a day for 9 days, climbing twice the height of Everest, more than 27,000 additional calories burnt 

From all of us at Kidscan, thank you Howard for your tremendous effort, commitment and achievements to support Kidscan and the work that we do. 

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