Manchester to Blackpool Night Ride
Saturday 27 - 28 September 2014
Update: Registration now open for 2014
Our fight against heart
disease never sleeps. Take on the night and ride through
Lancashire’s country lanes towards the glow of the Blackpool
Seeing Blackpool Tower lit up in red with hundreds of riders was well worth missing sleep for.
Every penny you raise will help to
fund cutting edge research which will bring an end to heart
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Join the nightshift in 2014
Now in its fourth year, our Manchester to
Blackpool Night Ride brings a unique cycling challenge to the North
West. With the city as our starting point, we’ll power through 52
miles of sleepy country lanes and be greeted by the dazzling lights
of the Blackpool illuminations.
now open, so make sure you’re on the start line.
Registration is £30 per person and you have to be 18 years or over
on Saturday 27 September 2014 to participate.
Watch our video to shed some light on what you can expect of our
Team work makes the dream work. With strength
in numbers, we’ll get closer to finding a cure for heart disease.
Invite your friends, family and colleagues to join you and add to
your pedal power.
Each team member will need to
register individually online. There are two questions which
you’ll need to respond to in order to join a team. One will ask for
the Team Name and the other will ask for the Team Leader’s Name.
And it’s as simple as that.
Be a life-saver
Your registration fee helps to cover the cost
of the event, but it’s your fundraising that will transform the
lives of people living with heart and circulatory conditions.
For over 50 years
our pioneering research has led to the discoveries of vital
treatments that are changing the fight against heart disease. But
with coronary heart disease still being the UK’s single biggest
killer, this fight never sleeps. Join our fight and help us raise
over £150,000 to power our life-saving research and end the
suffering caused by heart disease.
Need a ride?
Our no-fuss truck and bus travel service will
take you and your bike from Blackpool to Manchester either before
the Night Ride or after you have finished. Tickets cost £25 per
person. To book onto this service, simply add either the Saturday
evening (pre-ride) or Sunday morning (post-ride) service when
What to expect
We’re experts at organising bike rides. Our
highly experienced team will support you before, during and after
For expert tips, training schedules and
advice, visit the
training zone. Remember to build up your training gradually so
you feel ready and confident on the night.
Our night time adventure will begin at 11:30pm
on Saturday 27 September 2014 from Manchester's Trafford
Centre and finish under the glow of Blackpool
Promenade. Riders will be able to set off
from midnight and the finish site will close at 8am on
The ride is 52 miles on road with 600
metres of climbing. The route will be clearly signposted and
marshalled all the way. We’ll have three rest stops where you can
recharge, have a break and grab some fuel. You can also expect
free water, first aid and mechanical support through the night.
You will be given emergency numbers on the day
in case you need first aid or mechanical support. Every rider will
be emailed a link to view the route map on Google as well as a link
to download the GPX file a week before the ride. You will also be
given an OS map of the route on the night, which includes all the
basic details you need to follow the routes including rest stop
locations and timings.
Join our Facebook event
Help us spread the word and join
our Facebook event. You'll be able to share the link with your
contacts and show them what they're missing. With more pedals
turning, we'll get closer to beating heart disease.
What happened in 2013
Check out our Flickr
photo album for fantastic images from the night.
We're here to help, so if you have any questions please email us
or call 0300 456 8355. Phone lines are open
between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.