We are delighted to announce that the Broughton House Veterans Charity has been chosen as one of the Tour de Manc Sportive’s 2018 charities.

If you fancy the challenge, get involved for 100 miles of blood sweat and gears to support Greater Manchester’s Veterans.


(incl. the Full Manc 100 mile, Half Manc 100km open road sportive  and an inclusive closed road ride)


Sunday, 6th May 2018

Time & Distance:

  • Full Manc: 7:00 AM – 5:45 PM, 100 mile
  • Half Manc: 8:00 AM – 5:45 PM, 100km
  • Every-Manc: 10:30AM – 14:00 PM Inclusive closed road circuit

Starting Point:

David Lloyd Manchester North
Greater Manchester
M24 4TH
United Kingdom


£34.99 (including entry fee, free mechanical support and refreshments at 3-4 feed stations depending which ride you choose)

Suitable for: 

  • Full Manc: experienced riders
  • Half Manc: fit occasional riders
  • Every Manc: disabled riders not capable of riding on open roads


Free parking, cloakroom storage for day bags, changing rooms, padlock operated lockers (restricted availability), bike racks, toilets

The Tour de Manc sportive is an open road cycling ride, which follows the sportive guidelines laid out by British Cycling (and published on their website) There are two distances, a very hard (Epic) 103 mile route (“Full Manc”) and a challenging 100km route (“Half Manc”). Both routes are identical until a single split point at approximately 52 miles in. There is also an Inclusive closed road 1 mile circuit for disabled riders and those unable to ride on the open roads.

The toughest challenge in the current Tour de Manc® programme…

This route is not for the unprepared or faint hearted… It’s a challenge, epic and based on the 2017 feedback you will be “Mad ‘fer it”.

The Full Manc is just over 103 miles long, tours all 10 boroughs of Greater Manchester in an anti-clockwise direction and has around 8700 ft. of climbing to test yourselves on. There are a number of closed road sections including the King/Queen of the mountain prize section, which tackles the lung-busting Werneth Low.

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!

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 with hot food and a chance to prepare yourself for the harder half of the ride. First you climb Owd Betts, then up to Holcombe before a VERY tough climbing route and closed road section to Belmont where you will enjoy your last feed station. You will need to replenish your reserves here as you have Rivington, Chorley Old Road and a handful of climbs towards Bury. Then just to add that little sting to the tail, you have the Heap Bridge climb which takes you to a few miles from the finish.

Registration costs £34.99 and £5.00 will be donated to the Veterans of Broughton House. We’ll then send over a fundraising pack to help raise further funds for our Veterans.