How do I apply for my own place? Back to top
Public entry for the 2013 Great Manchester Cycle is now open. Places are awarded on a first come first served basis and we anticipate public entry filling quickly.
To secure your own place visit www.greatcycle.org and then join Team Macmillan.
How do I apply for a Macmillan guaranteed place?Back to top
Team Macmillan has guaranteed places in this event. Please complete our application form. There is no registration fee but we do ask that you pledge to raise a minimum of £250 for Macmillan.
How much sponsorship do I need to raise?Back to top
We ask that all our Macmillan guaranteed place riders pledge to raise a minimum of £250 each. This will be due in one month after the event. Of course we will give you all the encouragement and support you will need to make sure you smash that target.
If you have your own place then we ask you to raise as much as possible and we’ll provide you with the same level of care and support that our charity guaranteed place riders receive.
What is your ‘own place’?Back to top
Your ‘own place’ means that you have registered for the Great Manchester Cycle directly with the organisers through their website.
Once you have registered for your place you would have received a confirmation email from the organisers
What is a charity guaranteed place?Back to top
A guaranteed place means that you have completed a Team Macmillan guaranteed place application form and you were notified by Macmillan by phone or email that your application was successful. Then you would have received a fundraising pack with a covering letter stating ‘Congratulations and welcome to Team Macmillan we are delighted to confirm your guaranteed place with us.’
In regards to sponsorship, we ask you to pledge to raise a minimum of £250 in sponsorship for Macmillan.
What kind of support do I get if I join the team?Back to top
When you join Team Macmillan you will be supported throughout your entire Great Manchester Cycle experience.
In addition to our initial fundraising and training pack we will send you regular newsletters full of tips to help your prepare for the big day. .
We will give you the loudest support possible throughout the race from our Team Macmillan supporter points.
Will Macmillan help me with my training?Back to top
Of course. When you sign up to ride the Great Manchester Cycle with Team Macmillan we will provide you with a comprehensive training pack and regular newsletters full of top tips, including advice from our Team Macmillan patrons.
We will also advise you of other useful sources of information to help you prepare for the big day.
What happens if I get injured?Back to top
If you get injured whilst training we recommend you contact your GP, physio or specialist sports injury clinic. They will be able to advise you if you are fit enough to ride.
If you do need to withdraw you will need to let Great Cycle organisers know as soon as possible as you will be able to defer your place to 2014. Please also let Macmillan know.
When will I get my ride number?Back to top
Approximately three weeks before race day the organisers will send you your event pack containing your ride number. This is vital as you will not be able to start the event without it.
Where can I find more specific information about the event?Back to top
Go to www.greatcycle.org for more information on the Great Manchester Cycle. You will also find information on travel and accommodation.
What difference will my sponsorship make?Back to top
The funds raised from this event goes such a long way to help people affected by cancer, for example:
- £50 could pay for 106 copies of The cancer guide. This Macmillan booklet can help someone recently diagnosed with cancer, and their families, to understand cancer, its treatment, and the help available.
- £168 will run the Macmillan Support Line for an hour. In this time, it will, on average, deal with 11 people affected by cancer, providing them with essential information, practical and emotional support.
- £2,789 could fund a Macmillan cancer information and support officer for one month, providing people affected by cancer with the answers to their questions and talking through their cancer concerns.
- £35,583 will run the Macmillan Benefits Helpline for a month. In this time, it will, on average, deal with 784 cases and identify £1,285,000 in unclaimed benefits.
- £56,167 will run our Nurse Information Helpline for a month. In this time, it will, on average, deal with 2,750 calls and emails from people affected by cancer, providing them with essential information and medical support.
- £97,820 could pay for a Macmillan nurse for two years, giving people living with cancer and their families essential medical, practical and emotional support.