Manchester to Blackpool on MTB?
Ran into this lot last year (very nearly anyway), was coming round a pretty blind corner and came face to face with about 6 cyclists in my lane coming in the opposite direction. Good job I wasn’t going that fast otherwise it could have been nasty. I must say that they should really have closed the roads for this as there are so many cyclists with absolutely no road sense that seem to participate.
OP it’s for a good cause, enjoy, but please ride safe.Posted 4 years agosimmySubscriber
Yeah I live on the route and its chaos.
Takes about 2 hours for everyone to filter through. Its for the Christie so its a brilliant cause, but the issue is regular riders mixing with people who just want a go, I think.
Causes faster riders to get impatient and do daft things. The Night ride for BHF is getting popular as well.
Standing at the side of the road at 1 am with hundreds of bikes coming down the hill 1/4 mile away was an awesome sight.
Manchester to Blackpool on a MTB should be off road to Preston by law 😀 I’ve done the ride to Blackpool a few times on the MTB and it’s alright, just easier in the Road Bike.Posted 4 years agoBunnyhopSubscriber
James – I’ve done this event twice, both times on my hardtail, with nobbly tyres. I did get told off by someone for riding a section of ‘off road’ inside Haigh hall grounds’, ha ha.
You’ll be fine.
Only danger was the mountain of slippery banana skins left behind by the riders.Posted 4 years ago
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