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The Runs for 2010

Contact any of the committee for more details. Click on the map for a larger view. Click on the hyperlink (underlined text) in the Run or Starting column to download a map to import into AutoRoute, TomTom or Garmins Mapsource and an image to view on the screen. Note that the maps are compressed to a .zip file, so you will have to save them, unzip them and then you can access the files. All AutoRoute files are compatible with AutoRoute 2007 only. If anyone wants TomTom or Garmin itinerary files and they are not in the zip file, please email alan@manhoc.co.uk

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Click on this link to see a map of where we will be riding this year (right click to save it)              

Date Where to Starting from: Start time Distance Map Entrance fees Comments
31 January 2010 Stapeley Water Gardens Poplar 2000: 11:00 100 Miles   No idea Short run to get you in the mood
28 February 2010 Pancake Run Macdonalds Hyde 11:00 110 Miles None Just a coffee stop before the feast
21 March 2010 Salts Mill, Saltaire Birch Services Eastbound 140 Miles Free  
10 April 2010 B&M Honda Barlborough Birch Services Eastbound 150 Miles Free Note: Saturday ride
25 April 2010 Visit to Ridesafe Open Day (Blackpool) Little Chef Haslingden - 10:30 160 miles n/a RideSafe BackSafe is a safety organisation and they are having an open day in Blackpool. Part of our ride will visit them.
16 May 2010 National Memorial Arboretum Poplar 2000 150 Miles Free  
06 June 2010 Blists Hill Victoria Town Poplar 2000: 10:30 start 160 Miles 13.50 Expensive but well worth it (I'm told)
27 June 2010 Miniature Village Cumbria Little Chef Haslingden 09:30 150-190 Miles

3.50 Two routes home here. Gary will decide which is which. Note the 9:30 start.
18 July 2010 Playday who knows where! McDonalds Hyde 10:00     n/a Gary will decide the route.
25 July 2010 HOC Roast Little Chef Haslingden 10:00 ?   n/a Join up with Lakes Branch?
08 August 2010 Barnard Castle Little Chef Haslingden 09:30 180 Miles 4.00 At last, we get to visit it.
29 August 2010 Where the weather is best Poplar 2000: 09:30     n/a Gary will decide the route.
19 September 2010 York Air Museum Birch Services Eastbound: 10:00 200 Miles   6.00  
10 October 2010 Whitchurch Poplar 2000 170 Miles   n/a We have to go there eventually.
31 October 2010 Wild Boar Park Little Chef Haslingden 100 Miles   4.50  
28 November 2010 Motorcycle Show NEC?? CANCELLED - BAD WEATHER     12+ Pick up bargains?
12 December 2010 Settle. Pick route on the day CANCELLED - BAD WEATHER     n/a Phil will decide the route.


Note: fill up well before we leave please to save time. We want to try and leave promptly at the time shown above. If you are late, we may go without you.


Birch Services on the M62 between J18 and J19. Remember that Eastbound is towards Leeds and Westbound is towards Liverpool.

Poplar 2000 services. On the M6 at J20 (Lymm turn off) or the M56 J9.

Little Chef, Haslingden. On the A56, just North of the end of the M66. Go left at the first roundabout and it's on the right.

M61 services. There is only one set of services - just after J6 going North and just after J7 going South.

McDonalds Hyde. Down the M67 to the roundabout at the end. McDonalds is on the right.


All runs start at 10:30 unless otherwise stated. Do not use the times in AutoRoute as a guide.


Contact any of the committee for more details


Click here to download an Excel Year Planner with all the run and meeting dates for 2010.


Note that we will make every effort to go on the runs unless the weather is dangerous. This means snow, ice and freezing temperatures.