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Here’s a list of our FAQ’s, if you don’t see what you’re looking for, get in touch below


  1. Do you allow bikes with Aero/tri bars?

    1. Yes – However we expect all riders to ride according to the highway code and racing or time trialling is not permitted. You must ready to brake at any time, take immediate avoiding action and prepare for riding in groups; tri bars tend not to be conducive to safe riding under these conditions.
  2. Can you change routes once you’ve booked?

    1. Yes – just let us know at register@tourdemanc.co.uk and we’ll change it for you.
  3. Will the Mini Manc be on the same day as the Half, Full and Mad Manc?

    1. No — the Mini Manc has now been postponed to 2021. We’ll advertise the new date on social media as soon as it’s in the diary.
  4. What happens if I don’t think I will be able to complete the Full Manc in time?

    1. Please note that there is no Mad Manc in the 2020 ride due to daylight limitations.
    2. Divert down the Half Manc route. We will have a marshal at the route split at the 55 Mile/ 88Km mark. Note: The longer Full Manc route will close regardless at 2.00pm
    3. A close time of 2.00pm will give riders 3hrs 45 mins to do the remaining 45 Miles of the Full Manc. When you arrive at the route split, calculate whether you can finish the remaining distance before 5.45pm when the Finish line closes. If unsure, divert down the Half Manc route.
  5. Is there a discount to the ride if I’m a member of British Cycling or another Cycling Association?

    1. No – We are a charity ride, run 100% by unpaid volunteers for no commercial gain…if we gave discounts, this would reduce our charitable giving capability…. So we don’t. We hope you understand.
  6. Can I ride if I am under 18?

    1. Yes as long as you supply us with a completed parental consent form before the ride. If you are under 16 you will have to ride with a responsible adult and supply us with a completed parental consent form before the ride.
  7. What Time will registration/sign-on open?

    1. You will be able to register and pick up your ride number from The Pavillion at  Bowlee Country Park on the Friday 18th Sept & Saturday 19th Sept between 12 and 5 pm. They will be briefed about the ride on the Friday & Saturday and can depart as soon as you arrive from a dedicated start area on the Sunday.
    2. On the Sunday 20th September registration opens at 6.50am.
    3. Due to Covid 19 – There will be no sign-ons / ticket sales on the day of the ride.
  8. What time will the riders set off on Sunday?

    1. Those riders that registered on Friday and Saturday will be able to set off without another briefing and leave directly at 7.00am from a dedicated start area.
    2. Those riders that register on Sunday morning will have to queue and wait to be released after a briefing. First rider briefing is completed at 7.00am when the first group will depart.
    3. Riders doing the 100 Mile Full Manc will leave after a briefing from 7.00am.
    4. Riders doing the 100Km half Manc will leave after a briefing from 8.00am.
    5. All riders, regardless of chosen distance must depart, after a briefing by 9.30am.
  9. Can I get a refund?

    1. Unfortunately, we don’t issue refunds as we are 100% charitable (run completely by volunteers) and in effect would have to claw back funds from the headline charities.  (Our Refund policy is expressly stated in the Ts and Cs on our website…and is in line with the practice at similar sports as well as most commercial cycling events too).
    2. If you do need to withdraw or cancel, we are able to offer you a change of name or a deferred entry to 2021. Please contact register@tourdemanc.co.uk with your details.
  10. Are there facilities for Spectators?

    1. Due to Covid 19 we’re not encouraging friends, family, supporters or sponsors to welcome riders back.
  11. Can riders in the Half & Full Manc Half, Full and Mad Manc ride together?

    1. Yes. Please let one of our organisers know if you are riding in a group team that wants to ride together. However, please bear in mind that Half Manc splits away about mid-way through Full Manc, and does not re-join until the finish.
  12. Can I go for practice / training rides on the course?

    1. Yes. Please do. The GPX and TCX files are available on our Strava group page and links on our website.
    2. Please ride the route and if you would like to give us any feedback, we would welcome it. Contact us at mark@tourdemanc.co.uk.

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