LEJOG Cycle Tour - Day 7/8 - Telford to Manchester

Road Cycling
Jul 15

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2 weeks of cycling, carrying kit.


Join Will, Skip & Jon for a day, a week, a weekend or all 17 days of the UK cycle tour from Lands End to John O’Groats.  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 SEVEN - Telford to Manchester

We continue north (what a surprise) with 126km and 640m ascent to Manchester for a ODL social. 

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.  However we have a long way to go today and we might not want to.

DAY EIGHT - Day off

A number of us will be off to Sale Water parkrun on the Saturday morning (so much for a day off)

The plan is to have Saturday 16th off and spend it in Manchester, hence booking two nights here.

Friday 15th July accommodation & Saturday 16th July suggestions in Manchester:

  • plenty to choose from including Premier Inns, Travelodges, Ibis and Holiday Inns.
  • Will & Jon are staying at Premier Inn Central

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 Telford Central.

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


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

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IMPORTANT! - Participation Statement

You MUST complete the Cycling Participation Statement in addition to booking your event space before attending a cycling event.

Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, even if they are extremely mild, or who has recently tested positive for Covid-19, is asked not to attend.

Photos: All photos taken by Will Allaway and used with permission.