LEJOG Cycle Tour - Day 6 - Stoke to Manchester - 70km

Road Cycling
Jul 09
2020

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£12.50
Event booking closes on Jul 8 at 18:00:00
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2 weeks of cycling, carrying kit.

Overview

Join Will & Jon for a fortnight of cycling LEJOG, a cycle tour of the UK from Lands End to John O’Groats.  The whole route will take 14 days (plus 2 days travelling) covering 1000 miles so join for as much or as little as you can face!  The trip is organised as day events, allowing you to sign up to whatever days you fancy, booking your own transport and accommodation according to your budget.

DAY SIX - Stoke to Manchester

No rest for the wicked, but a half day compared to previous days.  We continue north (what a surprise) but leisurely to complete 70km with 350m on todays leg to Manchester and an eventual social in the city centre. 

The route can be downloaded from here.

As we are approaching Manchester, famous for once being one of the largest cotton spinning areas in the world during the 19th century, a trip to a cotton mill seems appropriate.  The plan would be to visit National Trust's Quarry Bank Mill, reputedly one of Britain's greatest industrial heritage sites.

Thursday 9th July accommodation suggestions in Manchester:

  • plenty to choose from including Premier Inns, Travelodges, Ibis and Holiday Inns.
  • Whitworth Locke - Will & Jon have booked into these serviced apartments for the night, just next to the Gay Village.

Keep costs down by getting twin rooms and sharing.

Getting there and back again

If you are joining us for the day, the nearest train station to the starting point is Stoke-on-Trent.

If you are leaving us in Manchester, the nearest train station is either Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester Victoria, Deansgate or Oxford Road.

Questions

If you have any questions regarding equipment etc email Will.Allaway@Outdoorlads.com.

A lot of useful information is included in Day 0 - Getting to Lands End.

Keep in touch

Want to hear more about what we're up to? Then join us on Facebook:

www.facebook.com/groups/OutdoorLadsCycling

We also have a Strava group:

www.strava.com/clubs/275243

Location

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