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The Christie Manchester 100 Bike Ride

  —   8 September 2016   —   Access News

Manchester 100k

Feature image; Sam King, Adam Smith and Kimber.

Last weekend six intrepid members from team Access set off to complete a 100K Bike Ride around Manchester on behalf of the charity, The Christie.

Manchester 100k route

The route for the bike ride

The team members brave enough to take on the challenge were Art Director Adam Smith, Senior Account Manager Sam King, Project Manager Ashley Johnson, Web Developer Michael Trestianu, Managing Director Simon Landi and Digital Director Mark Hope.

The Route

The route started at Wythenshawe Park and took in some gently rolling sections, mostly on quiet green roads with trees and hedgerows around luscious Cheshire. Then came country lanes and the scenic village of Great Budworth on its way to Northwich. The rest of the ride is a straight route back up to Manchester (with a little detour via Wilmslow).


  • Michael’s insane efforts to get to the event and complete lack of prep.
  • Ash going flying over his handles with 35 miles to go.
  • Ash, Simon and Mark stopping for an icecream and coffee half way through.
  • Mark fixing a puncture for Ash.
  • Between 2,500 - 3,000 calories burnt each.

​​Team Times

The team left the finish line between 09:00 and 09:20.

A special mention is given to Michael, who braved an hour and a half bike ride before even starting the race and taking part without any training whatsoever. Oh, and his bike cost £50.

His finishing time is the result!

Adam - 3 hours 23 minutes

Sam - 3 hours 23 minutes

Mark - 3 hours 51 minutes

Ashley - 4 hours 7 minutes

Simon - 4 hours 7 minutes

Michael - 6 hours 45 minutes (+ 1 hour 30 minutes getting to the venue)

Team photos

Simon Landi, Ash Johnson and Mark Hope

Simon Landi, Ash Johnson and Mark Hope

Simon Landi and Ash Johnson

Ash Johnson and Simon Landi

Adam Smith

Adam Smith

Mark Hope

Mark Hope

Ash Johnson

Ash Johnson

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