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September 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Tour de Manc X-Manc Cyclocross/FunCross, Food and Beer festival

2018 brings you the newest and most exciting event in the Tour de Manc programme. Welcome to the X-Manc. This mint event hosts Cyclocross/Funcross racing as well as providing spectators of all ages a great spectacle, hospitality experience and an enjoyable atmosphere. We’ll have music, bobble hat stalls and some great food and beer.

X-Manc Cyclocross /Funcross

This part of the event caters for the experienced Cyclocross riders and novice/newbies willing to give Cyclocross a go. The race day itself will contain 6 different categories, consisting of Youths (up to 15 years of age), Juniors (16-18 years of age), Vets (40+), Novices (first timers willing to give it a go), as well as the standard Men’s and Females (18-40 years of age) races. Prizes will be awarded to the winners. For regular league riders, this event is not a league event and is non-scoring but it  allows you to tune up your kit and form prior to the first League race of the 2018-19 season and to meet up with old friends and rivals. For novices, it’s an ideal time to try something new in a friendly, fun environment and then enjoy the rest of the day watching others.

(Online Prices range from £3 to £15 plus a £3 charity levy depending upon race category and age – you can register now using the green Register button towards the bottom of this page)


However this event shows off the strength and community of Manchester, and tackling the race with Manc drive and determination is seen as a bigger accomplishment in our eyes! Get ready to experience what Manchester has to offer, by getting stuck into the multi-terrain course we have planned for you. Don’t be afraid as showing us what you’re made and you may win a #BeeManc prize.


X-Manc Food, Beer and Music Festival

In conjunction with the Cyclocross/Funcross racing, there will be a mini food and beer festival – to satisfy those who seek to indulge in the best local food and beer Manchester has to offer. Whilst the racing is going on in front of you (literally! the course comes through the main marquee!) and the Manc music plays, we will be hosting an exclusive mini Beer Festival, with award winning local Manchester breweries providing unique and high quality beers. If you’re gaggin’ for a beer or you just want to eat some proper mint food, then come along and experience what the Tour de Manc X-Manc has to offer. The festival will comprise a selection of great beers (including our bespoke Tour de Manc Belgian style beer and Supernova IPA) and we will also have a number of food stalls, serving some fantastic local food as well as Belgian offerings. It wouldn’t be Cyclocross without a bobbly hat, so we’ll ‘ave some of that too.

We promise you a unique and enjoyable day out for all. Entry to the festival is free although there will a capacity limit of 500 plus riders at any time and there will be a small car park charge (#all4charity). Please bring a designated driver as you can’t drink and drive – we are currently looking at putting on a shuttle bus to the nearest Metrolink station (Bowker Vale on the Manchester-Bury Metrolink route) and details will be posted here in due course.

Every-Manc #Inclusive ride

We have a parallel event running for riders with disabilities, running at the same venue on a flat tarmac course. Adapted bikes and supervision will be provided, so that the day can be enjoyed by everyone regardless of ability. Should you be interested in reserving a place for the Every-Manc ride, you can register on the day (cost £3), but please email your contact details to us in advance (so we can determine bike numbers and car park allocations) at register@tourdemanc.co.uk


September 1
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Tour de Manc Ltd


Bowlee Park, Heywood Old Rd, Middleton
Bowlee Country Park, near Heywood
Middleton, Greater Manchester M24 4SB United Kingdom
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