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The Ins and Outs of Tour de Manc 2020!

*Please see latest blog for updated ride information. The 2020 Ride has now been rescheduled to 2nd May 2021.*

We are pleased to announce that we have a new date for our 2020 Tour de Manc ride! We understand that with this comes an abundance of questions and we will keep all involved as up to date as we can leading up the ride date. However we understand you will have some initial questions, so please have a read of the below to put your minds at rest.

When is the new ride date?

The rescheduled ride will now take place on Sunday 2nd May 2021.

What happens if I can’t make the new ride date?

All registered riders will be able to defer their place for the new planned date of 2nd May 2021 or transfer their place to another rider, both without charge. 

If you are unable to attend on the 2nd May, you will be able to defer to our 2022 event.

Those who signed up for the Rapha or the Alberts Schloss start, please email danny@tourdemanc.co.uk with regards to deferring your place.

As we often say, the Tour de Manc ride is ‘all4charity’ and therefore as we’re sure you’ll understand we unfortunately cannot offer any refunds for those who choose not to take part or defer their place.

Is the ride the same route as before?

Unfortunately, we’ve made the decision to postpone the launch of the Mad Manc until 2021, as the new rescheduled date gives us limited daylight and prevents a sufficient safety margin for late finishers and the safe dismantling of equipment. We know many of our riders were looking forward to the challenge, so places can be deferred to the 2021 ride when we intend to include the Mad Manc route.

The Half Manc route has remained the same, however there has been some slight changes to the Full Manc route. You can see the new route here > https://ridewithgps.com/routes/32843127

What time does the ride start?

Due to the change in date and therefore the hours of daylight predicted for this time of year, start times have altered.

Full Manc: Start between 07:00 – 08:00am

Half Manc: Start between 08:00 – 09:00am

To ensure your safety the 100-mile riders must start before 8.00am to ensure that they can complete the gruelling route before the ride finishes at 5.45pm. If 100-mile riders start too late or cannot keep up pace, then there is a possibility that the feed stations on the 100-mile circuit may be closed before you get there.  Please note we will be closing the 100-mile at the 55-mile mark at 2pm (14:00hrs) and directing all riders reaching this point after this time down the 100km route.

Is there a cut off time for finishing?

We must close the finish line at 17:45hrs precisely as health and safety means the site must be dismantled and the area clear of riders before it gets dark.

What do I need to bring with me on the day?

As well as yourself, your bike, your ride ticket or order email and your parking pass, there are a few extras you’ll need to bring on the day.

  • Hand sanitizer for use as you enter and leave each feed stop or event facility.
  • A Pen to complete your In Case of Emergency Info… this can be done prior: see collection options below.
  • Debit / Credit Card. We cannot accept cash when buying parking passes or other items for both safety and security reasons
  • A full stomach as sadly the pre-scran breakfast is no longer available, so please eat before you ride!
  • Common Sense! Social distancing is still in place, so please adhere to this for yours and others safety.
Can I collect my rider pack prior to the event?

Yes, you can, and we encourage you to do so! It will mean you won’t need to queue for your pack on the day of the event, it will speed the process up and you can complete your In Case of Emergency form in advance.

To promote this, we are offering rider pack collections on the Friday afternoon or Saturday prior to the ride, with the collection venue to be announced nearer to the ride. There’ll also be slots prior to your ride start time on the day available.

Friday: 13:00 – 16:00pm

Saturday: 10:00 – 16:00pm

Sunday (DAY OF RIDE):

Full Manc registration: 06:45 – 07:45am

Half Manc registration: 07:45 – 08:30am

Will social distancing be in place?

Adhering to the recommend government guidelines, social distancing will be encouraged throughout the whole day from registration and the start line, to the feed stations and the ride itself. We ask that you do not cycle within 2m of anybody not from your own household or cycling bubble, and that riders only follow the route in groups no larger than six.  

Will the Manc spirit still be there?

Don’t be a nutter – course it will! Just because the Mad Manc is postponed to 2021’s ride doesn’t mean we can’t still enjoy our ace town for what it is! The ride won’t be much different to what it was meant to be, just a few different safety requirements in place.

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