Thank you to all the amazing riders who took part in Pedal to the Pier 2018! You can see the photos from the ride here. 

Find out how to sign up for Pedal to the Pier 2019 below.

Love mountain biking? Sign up for this incredible charity bike ride now!

Choose from two distances:

  • 100km off-road bike ride from vibrant Manchester to the bright lights of Blackpool
  • 50km off-road bike ride, from the beautiful Cuerden Valley Park in Preston to the bright lights of Blackpool.

With this choice of challenges there's something for cyclists of all levels. It's time to grab your mountain bike (or cyclocross/hybrid) and hit the off-road!

Event information

Event date: Saturday 14 September 2019.

100km Start location: Salford

Registration will be open from 8am until 9am. You will pick up your t-shirt and bike number on the day.

50km Start location: Cuerden Valley Park

Finish: Blackpool Tower Festival Headland

You'll follow the river and traffic free cycle paths, including the Irwell Sculpture Trail and the region's stunning country parks, before the 100km riders hit the Fylde Coast for the final stretch. When you reach the finish line you'll be amazed at the huge sense of pride and joy! 

There are many people with a learning disability who have personal goals and destinations they want to reach in their lives too. Take part in this thrilling event and you could help them get there.

For more information take a look at the event terms and conditions.

How to register

Register now for Pedal to the Pier 2019. Secure your place for just £35 by filling out this online form.

This fee includes the registration, refreshments and a big celebratory finish.

We ask that each participant tries their best to raise £100 in order to help us support people with a learning disability live the life they choose.

What support you'll receive

#TeamMencap will provide you with everything you need to ride to success.

We'll keep you well-fuelled with water and refreshment stops throughout the route, as well as at the end.

Sign up to this challenge now and you'll get:

  • A fully signed and marshalled route
  • Mechanical support throughout the ride
  • A PDF route map
  • A downloadable GPX file of the route
  • Training guides and top fundraising support
  • A shiny medal to mark your achievement (when you've finished, of course) - show it off and be proud!

Take a look at the route

    Please be aware that this route may be subject to change.

    Start training today!

    Download our off road cycling training guide and get your training started.

    Find out more

    If you'd like more information about Pedal to the Pier or any other Mencap events, contact the events team:

    Not quite ready to sign up?

    If so, register your interest and we'll be in touch closer to the day with a reminder and more details of the event.

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