03.May.2020

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  • 8 Boroughs
  • 100Km
  • 5000ft

This is a tough challenge for the fit occasional rider. This route is not a flat procession, but an achievable challenge, which you will enjoy. We had incredible feedback from the 2017, 2018 and 2019 event and we are sure we will see many of those riders back again in 2020. Why not take a look at our Gallery page and facebook reviews ! They are #epic

The Half Manc is 62 miles / 100km long and shares the first 50 Miles of the Full Manc Route. The Half Manc also starts and finishes at the David Lloyd Manchester North Club – who have generously donated the use of their club facilities and are providing great support.

It takes an anti-clockwise circuit of Greater Manchester and has around 5000 ft of climbing to tackle. There are a number of closed road or restricted access sections including the King/Queen of the mountain prize section, which tackles the lung-busting Werneth Low.

The Tour de Manc® is not all about the fastest and this is not a race – we award spot prizes for grit and determination.

The 2019 route is similar to last year’s route, however the 2020 route may be subject to change – we will post a final route via Strava when we have completed the safety drives and had confirmation from the GM Councils.

Price: £36 + booking fee

THE 2020 100 KM ROUTE

The 2019 route is below, however the 2020 route may be subject to change – we will post an update before the ticketing opens.

The Circuit

Half Manc

The route heads out on a flat, mainly downhill route, past Heaton Park, towards Agecroft, through Salford, past Old Trafford and Chorlton to Stockport. Then the course gently rises through Stockport to Marple and starts climbing at Marple Bridge. After a “warm up” climb, you enter a closed road KoM/QoM section which tackles the short, but steep Werneth low climb, affording you a sensational view of Manchester and a panorama of the hills to the North East and the North – enjoy that view! You get a chance to get a stop courtesy of the wonderful Chef and Brewer Hare and Hounds Inn – who kindly let us use their facilities. On another day you’d stop here and enjoy a beer and their great food, but not today.

After a quick “light” refreshment stop, you head through Tameside and climb over towards Saddleworth, passing through Uppermill before a long steady climb to the second feed station. Here you can enjoy Colin’s hospitality and his amazing scones whilst taking in another great view. Heading over some testy climbs, you will make your way over to Newhey, Milnrow and through Rochdale before a third stop before a third stop at Nordern Community Primary School, where there will be hot food and a chance to prepare yourself for the harder half of the ride. First you climb Owd Betts where you split from the Full Manc route and climb up to the top of the Ashworth Valley. Take in one of the most spectacular views of Greater Manchester before you head down the valley road to Heywood, before a relatively flat ride back to the Finish.

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