Tour de Manc 2023: all you need to know including routes, times, how to register and where fans can watch
The Tour de Manc takes place this weekend- here’s all you need to know ahead of race day.
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The Tour de Manc returns to the streets of Greater Manchester this weekend, with hundreds of cyclists expected to compete. Organisers have put together a race which ‘does things the Mancunian way.
Taking place on April 30, the Tour de Manc will once again showcase itself as a big fixture in the Manchester sporting calendar. The event will be divided up into a choice of four routes, each with a distinctive route around Greater Manchester. The starting point for all four of the routes has been announced. With staggered starting times, all participants will set off from Bowlee County Park, Middleton- this is also where the events end.
The Mad Manc
The Mad Manc is the toughest challenge on the Tour de Manc, which is why the fitting name was chosen. There is a lot of climbing and 200km to cycle - check out the full route on the event website. The Mad Manc gets underway at 7am and entry costs £38.
The Classic Manc
The 100-mile route tours nine boroughs of Greater Manchester and you’ll need to be fit to complete it. This event starts at 7am and entry is £38 plus booking fees.
The Manc Challenge
The Manc Challenge was given a makeover after organisers listened to feedback from participants. Riders for this 100km challenge will get underway from 7am and the entry fee is also £38.
The Northern Quarter
The shortest of the four routes, The Northern Quarter is 50km and is aimed at new cyclists who want an achievable challenge. For this challenge, you can get underway from 8am.
Can spectators watch the Tour de Manc 2023?
According to event organisers, there will be space for spectators and friends to cheer on the riders when they depart and return to the ‘Ride Village’ at Bowlee as well as roadside throughout the course. The routes will be marked with clear signage throughout.