Charity cycle ride Tour de Manc now rescheduled to 5th September 2021.
Coronavirus forces postponement for 1,500 riders signed up to sportive through all 10 Greater Manchester councils
The planned return of Tour de Manc has now been re-scheduled for 5th September 2021.
Coronavirus restrictions in force across Greater Manchester (GM) means organisers do not feel the charity cycle sportive through all the ten GM council areas could go ahead as planned.
1,500 cyclists have signed up for a choice of the 100-mile Full Manc or the 100-Kilometre Half Manc.
Registered riders’ tickets will be valid for September 2021 or they can transfer their place to another rider at no charge.
Among the charities benefitting from the Tour de Manc are the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, the Seashell Trust and the Haematology & Transplant Support Charity (HaTS) at The Christie.
An updated statement from the organisers states: “The decision to re-schedule again was not taken lightly and we did everything we could to run the event. We understand how much our supported Charities need the fundraising we enable. However, we feel that conditions are currently too uncertain to guarantee our riders we can deliver the event on 2nd May 2021. We have had brilliant co-operation from our local authority, charity and sponsor partners and in that spirit, we feel are doing the right thing by moving the event back to autumn 2021, when we hope conditions will be more favourable.”