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After another successful year with nearly every rider finishing the 220-mile long journey from Manchester to London, our attention shifts to the leaderboard to see who wins the bragging rights…
Now that we’ve brought in the New Year, preparations are underway for next year’s edition of Manchester to London, Rapha’s one-day, 350km ride in aid of Ambitious about Autism. Emma Osenton, the principle route designer of the inaugural edition, writes here on taking up the challenge.
Rapha hosted the inaugural Manchester to London Challenge, an event that saw 136 riders complete a 220-mile trip over the Peaks, through the Midlands and into London in just one day, raising funds for Ambitious about Autism. Here Emma Osenton, the route’s designer, and Simon Mottram, Rapha CEO, share their thoughts on completing the ride, followed by a video of the day’s action.
The results are in after Sunday’s Manchester To London ride, and it appears that the North are, on average, three minutes slower than their friends from the South. A more in-depth round-up of the day will follow shortly, but until then here are the day’s results. As always, we’d like to thank the marshals, mechanics and medics who did so much to make the day run so smoothly, and the riders who raised money for Ambitious About Autism.