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Start date:
Sun, 20th Jul 2014
Event Type:
Cycle Sportive (Non-Competitive)
Capesthorne Hall
Siddington, Macclesfield, SK11 9JY
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Event organiser:
Mr Ian McGrath
6 Dunollie Road
M33 2PD
07540 558788
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Preview Rides:
Date Start Ride name Grade BCG Duration
20 Jul 14 08:00 Advanced Route --- --- 120km / 75m
20 Jul 14 08:00 Intermediate Route --- --- 86km / 53m

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Join us for a Hearts & Minds Challenge, Sunday 20th July 2014!

Hearts And Minds Challenge together with Cyclsurgery Manchester invite you to join us for this fantastic cycling event. All running costs for the event are covered by our sponsors so every penny of your registration fee will be used to support families living with Autism in the UK. 

Starting and finishing in the stunning grounds of Capethorne Hall the ride will comprise of an intermediate (53.5 miles) and advanced course (74 miles), both warming up with a rolling 12 miles through the heart of the Cheshire countryside.

Next is where the “Challenge” comes in!

The course will head off towards Bosley Hill and the famous “Dumbers” climb towards Buxton and will branch off towards the little village of Flash – At 1560ft home of the highest pub in England!

At this point the advanced ride will peel off towards Bakewell. Taking in some of Derbyshire’s most spectacular vista’s, climbs and hamlets (and fast, fun descents!) It will loop back to Buxton and then take in the stunning climb through The Goyt Valley and finally descending back into Cheshire after over 3500ft of climbing.

The intermediate course will still be a challenge with a fast descent from Flash into Buxton and will take in Long Hill and The Goyt Valley before rolling along Clough Brook through the lovely valley of Wildboarclough before climbing back over the Dumbers and descending back into Cheshire. Make no mistake! This is still a challenge and takes in nearly 2500ft of climbing – enough to test the majority of keen cyclists!

You will be joined on this ride by our Patron Rik Waddon. Rik has been an inspiration to many with his fantastic cycling career which has included multiple successes in the Paralympics and World Championships.

All cyclists who have registered for this event will be entered into a prize draw for a new Carbon Road Bike and will also receive a voucher giving 10% discount off all none sale accessories and clothing at the Manchester Cycle Surgery store. Cycle Surgery will also have a bike maintenance area at the start / finish area and will be on hand to help with any mechanical problems. They will also have a stock of spare parts available should you need them.

There will be a number of drink stations and marshals along both routes as well as a medical team for your safety.

We will also have a Family Fun Day at Capesthorn Hall for your family to enjoy while you are cycling.

Event Location:

SK11 9JY

Ride: Advanced Route

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Online entry closed 10 months 9 days 17 hours 21 minutes  ago
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
20 Jul 14 08:00 120km / 75m --- 300

Ride: Intermediate Route

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Online entry closed 10 months 9 days 17 hours 21 minutes  ago
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
20 Jul 14 08:00 86km / 53m --- ---

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