Great Manchester Cycle schwag: we have winners!

Over 7,000 took part last year, the 2013 event is taking place on June 30

by Dave Atkinson   June 19, 2013  

Great Manchester Cycle

Hey, is it monday already? Ahem. Anyway, with no further ado we've dipped our fingers into the magic hat and pulled out three winners for these ride tickets. And our lucky winners are:

bike_food
Speedy1319
wmpmw02

Congrats to those guys and commiserations if you didn't win. The 52-mile event has now sold out but there are still tickets left for the 13- and 26-mile rides, so head over to www.greatcycle.org if you want to take part.

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We have teamed up with The Great Manchester Cycle to offer three road.cc readers (and a friend each) the chance to take part for free on Sunday 30 June 2013.

The Great Manchester Cycle caters for all abilities, from club cyclists to families who wish to take on the challenge together. Riders have a choice of three routes: A Great Day Out over 13 miles, Rule the Roads over 26 miles, or for the more established riders the 52-mile Break Away from the Pack. Last year the closed-road event attracted over 7,000 entrants to the home of British Cycling, many of whom were taking part in an organised cycling event for the first time.

Starting and finishing at Etihad Campus, the home of Manchester City FC, the 13-mile loop will give participants the chance to see the city from a whole new perspective as they pass landmarks such as Old Trafford and ride along roads free of cars, including the iconic Mancunian Way – a stretch of motorway normally off-limits to bikes.

London 2012 women’s team pursuit Gold medallist Joanna Rowsell is the event ambassador and will be riding alongside a host of TV celebrities, including Emmerdale’s Liam Fox (Dan Spencer), Kelvin Fletcher (Andy Sugden), Rik Makarem (Nikhil Sharma), Nicola Wheeler (Nicola King), Zoe Henry (Rhona Kirk), Jeff Hordley and James Hooton (Cain and Sam Dingle).

To enter the draw, just stick a comment below. We'll pick our winners next Monday (17 June) – obviously you'll need to be able to get yourself to Manchester on the 30th, it's not like we can send you the ride in the post. Usual schwag grab rules apply. If you don't luck out here then adults tickets are £20 for any distance, and kids aged 8 and over can ride for a fiver. Children aged 3-7 can take part in the 13-mile route for free, but will need to use either a tag-a-long bike or children's bike trailer/seat. Don't leave it too long if you want a place on the 52-miler though, there are less than 100 spots left.

For further information on the event please visit http://www.greatcycle.org/

67 user comments

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I would love to ride this one! Smile

posted by Speedy1319 [25 posts]
11th June 2013 - 20:05

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Was great fun last year but not got round to entering yet.

Help me decide!!

posted by johnnyb13 [30 posts]
11th June 2013 - 20:06

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Yes please.

posted by Pavlos [26 posts]
11th June 2013 - 20:19

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Sounds fun

posted by orbitgmx [11 posts]
11th June 2013 - 20:34

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Sticking my helmet in your ring.

posted by FeynmanC [33 posts]
11th June 2013 - 20:59

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Did you hear that? That was the sound of Lycra, count me in.

posted by 1986sv [4 posts]
11th June 2013 - 21:03

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Yes please; I live in Manchester...

posted by pscandrett [16 posts]
11th June 2013 - 21:39

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Wooooooooohooooooooooo

Yes please!!!!!!!!!!! Big Grin

Le Cannibale!!

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posted by richardbassett01 [10 posts]
11th June 2013 - 21:51

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Yes please. It will be a nice warm up for the Liverpool Chester Liverpool ride the following week. Don't think the wife will be too happy though! Wink

savopj

posted by savopj [9 posts]
11th June 2013 - 22:45

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Me, me ,me. Please.

posted by bodsey purist team [7 posts]
11th June 2013 - 23:10

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Yes Please but only if there are translators on hand in case any mancunians start speaking to me.

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posted by FATBEGGARONABIKE [460 posts]
12th June 2013 - 5:12

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Yay another post

posted by bike_food [86 posts]
12th June 2013 - 6:43

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A great way to see Manchester, yes please. Big Grin

Hardyt

posted by hardyt [12 posts]
12th June 2013 - 6:53

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Yes please, I'm in.

posted by SCOTTEX [6 posts]
12th June 2013 - 7:02

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OOOOHHH yes please

posted by ratattat [15 posts]
12th June 2013 - 7:32

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Will i need waterproofs

posted by ourtel [48 posts]
12th June 2013 - 7:51

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Yeah budy! Big Grin
Since I arrive to the UK a year ago I've been waiting for an opportunity to get in first sportive, but time and money constrains have prevented me from doing so.
You take care of the money constrains, and I'll take care of the time. Deal?

posted by juanerasmoe [8 posts]
12th June 2013 - 8:48

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id like to win please Cool

posted by okeydokey79 [14 posts]
12th June 2013 - 9:18

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I've already paid Crying

posted by darren13366 [51 posts]
12th June 2013 - 11:45

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Ooh yes please.
All for a good cause too.
The Christie does great things for many people.

posted by davegreen70 [14 posts]
12th June 2013 - 11:53

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Count me in please

posted by tomo9000 [2 posts]
12th June 2013 - 12:22

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Yes please. I'll sort the domestic stuff later!

posted by Canis Cibo [56 posts]
12th June 2013 - 14:48

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Any excuse to get the bike out......so go on then, count me in! Big Grin

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posted by Greg L [46 posts]
12th June 2013 - 18:27

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Go on then - never done owt with closed roads - a flat 50 mile TT sounds like fun! Wink

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posted by StuayEd [62 posts]
14th June 2013 - 8:58

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yes please - it will get me motivated!

penhit

posted by penhit [48 posts]
14th June 2013 - 17:54

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Me and my lad ......... Yes PLEASE !

posted by Ventouxat50 [1 posts]
14th June 2013 - 18:24

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Count me in please!

posted by Embles [8 posts]
15th June 2013 - 8:24

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Making of a good day out.
Wink

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posted by lesliejames [43 posts]
15th June 2013 - 15:07

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Closed roads and a section of motorway. can't miss out on that.

nbiddle

posted by nbiddle [10 posts]
16th June 2013 - 7:09

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yes please would love it.

G Williams

posted by rizla2030 [9 posts]
17th June 2013 - 8:54

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