Fire and cobblestone
In tribute to the Queen of the Classics, we ride routes inspired by the cobbles and landscapes of Northern France. We emulate our heroes on the road but make sure to finish our ride with time to watch them race over the cobbles en route to the velodrome. To help you keep a level head whilst riding A Day in Hell, each rider receives a limited edition cap on the startline.
Secure your place
- There are 100 spaces on this year’s event so move quickly to avoid missing the break.
- Each rider receives a special edition A Day in Hell cap at the start before tackling the challenging route.
- All tickets will be sold on a first come first served basis.
Plotting a route along canal towpaths and out into Chesire, A Day in Hell takes in the roughest of our local roads. Rider sign-on begins at Rapha Manchester from 8.30am; the ride leaves at 9.30am.
The route covers a distance of 110km before returning to the Clubhouse in time to watch the race proper unfold from 2pm.
The ride is not supported so the emphasis is on self-sufficiency. We recommend taking at least two inner tubes on the ride, as well as food and water. We also recommend riding wider tires, 28mm are best. Belgian beers and frites will be served at the finish as we watch the race proper.
FAQCan I download a GPX of the route?
Yes, this year we will be sending participants a .gpx file a few days before the ride. We recommend uploading the .gpx file to your bike computer.Will there be a feed stop?
No, there will not be a feed stop; riders are expected to be completely self-sufficient. Belgian beers and frites will be served at the finish as we watch the race live.Is the ride supported?
The ride is not supported and we recommend taking at least two inner tubes, some food and plenty of water. We also recommend riding wide tyres with robust puncture protection.Can I park at the start?
There are several car parks within a few minutes’ ride of the Clubhouse in central Manchester.