Manchester to Blackpool

Sunday 28th July 2019

An Amazing challenge

60 mile flat, scenic route

Fully Supported RIde

fundraising for a great cause

The Cause

The Manchester to Blackpool charity cycle ride will be raising £150k to run a mobile clinic in the West Bank in support of of Medical Aid For Palestinians, a UK registered charity.

MAP have offices in the West Bank, Gaza, Jerusalem, Lebanon and London. With our extensive local knowledge and experience, we work closely with communities, hospitals, clinics and healthcare providers to coordinate care and medical aid even where there are severe restrictions on access.

MAP provides immediate medical aid to those in need at times of crisis, while also developing local capacity and skills to ensure the long-term development of the Palestinian healthcare system.

We are also committed to bearing witness to the impact of occupation, displacement and conflict on Palestinian health and wellbeing, and campaign for the realisation of Palestinian rights to health and dignity.

Charity number: 1045315

The Package

Fully Supported Trip

A dedicated team with support vehicles to look after you throughout the trip

Snacks and drinks

We will provide snacks, water and drinks to keep you going

Bicycle Toolbox

We will have a box of bicycle tools for any tweaks you need to make

Ride leaders

We will have ride leaders within the group to help everyone on the trip


There will be a photographer to capture the memorable moments of the trip

Medical Support

There will be a trained doctor on the cycling trip

The following items are not included in the package: travel insurance, medical insurance,  tubes, spare tyres or spare bicycle parts, 
ransport to the start location and transport back from Blackpool

Manchester to Blackpool Registration

Registration Fee
£ 20
Minimum Fundraising Target
£ 200



We would recommend a road bike or a hybrid bike.  If the hybrid is closer to a mountain bike, then the front suspension should be lockable.

The MC Events team have a number of experience cyclists and enthusiasts and will help any participant to buy a bike.  In general, we would recommend buying a second hand bike as it is the most cost efficient way to buy a good bike which is suitable for the journey.

The Manchester to Blackpool charity cycle ride is a 55 mile ride between the two iconic cities.  The route is reasonably flat and most people with average fitness should be able to complete the ride.

We would encourage all participants to train for 4-6 weeks.  The ride is not a race and we leave as a team and finish as a team.

Registration Fee

The registration fee is non-refundable

The package section above describes what is  and is not included as part of the registration fee.  MCE are a voluntary organisation so all the money from the registration fee will be used to cover the costs of the event

Fundraising Target

The fundraising target for each person is a minimum of £200


In general, Medical Aid for Palestinians donation policy is approximately 90% towards the cause and 10% towards admin costs.  MAP strive hard to minimise the amount they take from donations and their admin fees are often less than this.

For the mobile health clinic project that we are fundraising for, we have agreed a 100% of the donation policy.