United Kingdom · April 6 2024

A DAY IN HELL MANCHESTER

6th April. Our ode to the last great madness of cycling; take on local bridleways and byways in honour of Roubaix.

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Overview

A Day in Hell translates the agony and the ecstasy of the cobbles to Manchester as we take on the finest 'gravé', defined as: "(an area of) farm track/road/footpath/bridleway etc. which consists of potholes, loose paving, stones, rubble, and mud." Starting from Rapha Manchester with coffee and pre-ride snacks, riders will head out into the Cheshire lanes for 100km of mixed-terrain riding— finishing at Velo Edge after many arduous sectuers have been tackled. Upon arrival, riders will be greeted with beers and chips, and a chance to watch the pros do their magic with a screening of the final kilometres of the women's race. It is worth noting that Gravé is not gravel. A Day in Hell is built in tribute to a time long before gravel bikes and wide tyre clearances and so is not as off-road focussed as a typical gravel route, with non-tarmac sectors making up less than half of the route.

Highlights

FUEL UP

FUEL UP

Once signed on, take advantage of a coffee before you roll out. You'll also be able to get a drink at Kickback— both covered by your ticket cost.

GRAVÉ

GRAVÉ

Get closer to Roubaix with a mix of bridleways and byways, concrete and cobbles as we simulate the infamous secteurs.

RACE VIEWING

RACE VIEWING

All Riders will get the chance to watch the pros do what they do best, with race viewing and refreshments included in entry.

Host

Velo Edge

Velo Edge

Performance Cycling in the heart of Alderley Edge.

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What's Included

What's Included

100km Recce'd Route

Route GPX

Pre-Ride Coffee & Snacks

Half Way Stop

Race Viewing

Post-Ride Refreshment

Ride Leaders

Broom Wagon

Mechanic

Signage

FAQ's

This route will not be signposted and you must have a GPS device to follow the route.

No, your start point is Rapha Manchester, with your finish location being Velo Edge.

All registered riders will receive their route guidance, GPX files and other pertinent information one week before the event date.

This route includes cobbles, cobbled climbs, gravel, bridleway, mud and other such unpaved terrain. Please expect your average speed to be lower than usual on a road ride and be aware that changing weather conditions, rider density and farm traffic may make some sections more difficult.

All of our routes have been test ridden and are designed to be 28c passable. However, definitions of this may vary and we recommend a little wider, such as 32-35c. You undertake to ride any route at your own risk to you and your equipment.

Manchester City Centre has many car parks located a short distance from the clubhouse

Sign on will be from 8-8.30 on the day.

This will depend where you stop and your average speed. We would expect the route to take around 4-5 hours. 


A DAY IN HELL MANCHESTER

United Kingdom

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