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Manchester: The Italian Job Cycling Challenge

September 11, 2017 at Prevent Breast Cancer in Manchester.

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Join Team Prevent Breast Cancer on the Italian Lakes Cycle Challenge on September 11th-16th 2017.

Challenge yourself up the Colle’s that surround the lake, including the infamous Madonna.

Day 1 – Arrive in Novara:
On arrival in Novara you can check into your hotel and spend your free time exploring the hotel spa and other amenities. You will meet the crew at registration this evening, who will give you details of your first day of cycling. Your bikes will have arrived safely in advance and
will be ready and waiting for you to start your challenge. As participants will be arriving throughout the day and evening, tonight’s evening meal is not included but there are dining facilities at the hotel and in the nearby town.

Day 2 – Novara to Stresa (80 miles):
Heading straight out into the countryside from the hotel, you can warm up your legs along flat, winding, country roads, as we head north towards the lakes and mountains. A long, sweeping downhill run will take you to the first of your Italian Lakes – Lago Orta! Enjoy lake views as you follow its Western shore before climbing up through mountain gorges to your second lake – Lago di Mergozza. Depending on your legs you can choose your afternoon’s route at this stage. Heading out together from lunch to the Nature Reserve ‘Fondo Toce’ you can either follow the route South, along the shore of Lago Maggiore or you can enjoy an afternoon of short, sharp up hills and technical downhills. The two routes meet again in the beautiful town of Verbania, before heading along the lakeshore to Stresa, where you can enjoy a drink and a dip in the pool at your lakeside
hotel.
Day 3 – Stresa to Como (71 Miles)

This morning you follow the shore of Lago Maggiore. Stop for a coffee in Arona’s cobbled square before heading north along Maggiore’s opposite shore to Angera. Sitting under the gaze of Angera’s impressive hilltop monestary, dangling your feet in the water, you can take a relaxing break before heading across country, where things start to get a bit hillier on your way to
Switzerland!

You will cycle past Lago di Monate and Lago Varese on your way to Lago di Lugano and the Swiss border. Shortly after crossing the border you will have lunch, where you can wander down to the lakeside to enjoy your meal. After lunch we continue along the lake shore and back to Italy, enjoying some incredible switchbacks on the descent. Our next destination is Lago Como and the city of Como itself, where you can head up to the rooftop of your hotel to enjoy another well deserved drink and a dip in the pool on the rooftop terrace.

Day 4 – Como to Lovere (86 Miles)
Approximate cycling distance 86 miles. Add 10 miles for The Madonna!

Today is the day you have been training for! Riding out of Como you will start to climb above the eastern edge of Lake Como, affording you the most spectacular views across the water. The smooth tarmac winds and dips along the lakeside and through quaint villages perched on the hillside, taking you all the way into Bellagio, where you will have your first drinks stop at the waters edge and a chance to take coffee in town.

You have another choice at this point today. If the undulations of the last 19 miles have been enough for you, you can continue along the lakeside, where the route flattens out, all the way into Lecco.

Alternatively you can tackle the MADONNA! A cyclists pilgrimage, the Madonna del Ghisallo is named after the patron saint of cycling and climbs 500m at an average gradient of 9% to a chapel and museum (with a cafe) at the top of the hill. For those who take on the challenge, you will be rewarded with an incredible descent over 10 miles, where you will join the main route on
your way to Lecco.
After lunch and the challenges of the morning you will have a long, flat spin out, to cover some distance between Lake Como and Lake Endine to the east. As you reach the last 20 miles you will hit another climb, but will be rewarded with the most incredible views and sweeping switchbacks as you work your way down to Lake Endine and over the last hill to Lake Iseo and your hotel for the night.
Day 5 – Lovere to Verona (91 Miles):

Although today is a flatter route, we still have a fair distance to cover before we cross the finish line in Verona, so after breakfast we get our cleats back on and hit the road! We follow the eastern edge of Lake Iseo, making the best use of the cycle path, to get away from the traffic and enjoy the views over the lake. As we pull away from the lake, we wind our way between the vineyards before reaching our first big hill and our lunch stop. Once over the crest of the hill, we can enjoy the descent, as we make our way to Lake Garda.

Cycling along the lake’s edge, we cross small bridges and ride down cobbled streets, where you can stop for a coffee and watch the world go by. As we hit the final stretch toward Verona you will start to feel the excitement of your journey coming to its climax. We will meet at a holding point and cycle the last few miles together, through the city streets, over the bridges and into the famous Piazza Brà, where you can celebrate with your team at the end of another successful Chapeau ride!
Day 6 – Departure Day
After a leisurely breakfast, the event comes to an end. Your bikes will be safely transported back to the UK leaving you hassle free to continue with your onward arrangements.
Chapeau Events reserves the right to change the route or itinerary for safety reasons should local conditions dictate.

What’s Included?

Full bike transport from the UK and back, if required.
All accommodation
All meals except one as specified in the itinerary.
Complete transport of luggage between hotels during the ride
Full trip support including mechanics, first aid, drivers and
full route support
Water stops
Celebration meal in Verona at the end of your ride.
What’s Excluded?

Flights and transfers, both inbound and outbound
A bicycle
Personal travel insurance
Evening meal on day 1
Drinks, personal items or entry to any optional tourist
sites you may wish to visit.
Remember to allow extra for drinks, snacks, souvenirs
and other personal expenses.
We strongly recommend you carry a credit card in case
of personal emergency.
What can I expect from your accommodation?
Accommodation is in 3-4* hotels, picked for their proximity to our route. All the hotels we choose are excellent with en-suite facilities, offering exceptional value for money; standards however may vary between the hotels. The price of this trip is based on two people sharing a room. If you are travelling on your own don’t worry, we will pair you up with somebody in a similar position. You can also opt for a single room, but this will incur a supplementary charge.

What food is included and does it cater for all diets?

Evening meals and breakfasts will be provided at the hotels, apart from the evening of day 1 as specified in the itinerary above. Lunches are provided by Chapeau Catering and are a generous buffet-style (hot and cold) with plenty of energy food to keep you going! In
addition, we will provide refreshments at each cycle checkpoint of which there will be 2 each day, in addition to lunch of course and consisting of water, juices and high-energy snacks – 1 in the morning and 1 in the afternoon. Chapeau can cater for all special dietary requirements provided you let us know well in advance of the trip.

How much does it cost?

You will need to pay a £100 registration fee, to secure your place on the challenge and we then ask you to raise a minimum of £1500 for Prevent Breast Cancer, half of which needs to be raised eight weeks prior to the event, since part of your sponsorship will be used to pay for your place on the ride.

To secure your place for the 2017 Italian Lakes Cycle Challenge please contact our fundraising team by email: fiona@preventbreastcancer.org.uk or call the office on 0161 291 4400.
How will I get my bike to and from Italy?

There will be pre arranged drop off and pick up points in London and Manchester, or at a central location close to you if taking part in a bespoke ride, before and after the ride for the drop off and collection of your bikes. We will then transport your bikes to and from the event, to give
you a lot more flexibility in your travel and to avoid you having to pay expensive baggage costs.

Who will be there to support me during the event?

Your trip will be led by experienced Chapeau Events crew.

Our crew are selected for their experience in cycling

events around the world, their friendliness and approachability, sense of humour and ability to safely and effectively deal with any situation that arises. Our crew leaders are also trained in expedition first-aid. You are in very safe hands with the Chapeau Events crew.
The number of crew and support vehicles looking after you will depend on the final size of your group, but the team will be looking after every aspect of your trip whether that’s transporting your luggage, ensuring your route is well-marked, sorting out any mechanical problems or giving
you a lift in our back vehicle – our “Love bus”.

At Chapeau Events we pride ourselves on our high crew: cyclist ratio and believe it leads to greater trip enjoyment as well as excellent trip safety.

Will I have to carry my kit?

No, your bags will be transported each day from hotel to hotel, so all you will need to carry is what you need for that day’s ride. On reaching our hotels, at the end of each day, you will hand over your bike for safe overnight and collect your luggage. Each morning, you will hand over
your luggage and collect your bike. Obviously space is limited and hard-sided luggage is not suitable, so it is essential that your kit is packed in a soft sailing bag, rucksack or expedition kit-bag.

Address: The Nightingale Centre, Wythenshawe Hospital, Southmoor Road, Manchester
The Italian Job Cycling Challenge

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Manchester: KMFDM

September 07, 2017 at The Ruby Lounge in Manchester.

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Spawned in Germany during 1984, KMFDM pioneered the crossover between techno/dance and heavy metal with their signature industrial sound. Moving to Chicago in the mid-80’s KMFDM was the pride of WaxTrax! Records during the label’s peak. Rapidly evolving year by year through intense experimentation and touring; the band has redefined themselves with each new release.

Members: Sascha Konietzko, Lucia Cifarelli, Jules Hodgson, Andy Selway, Steve White

Genre: Ultra-Heavy Beat

Home Town: Mega City One, Antarctica

Record label: KMFDM Records / Metropolis Records

About: The official KMFDM facebook run by Käpt’n K

Address: 28-34 High Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester
KMFDM

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Manchester: Northwest Strength Expo’s Strongestman/Woman 2017

September 02, 2017 at Bowlers Manchester in Manchester.

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Northwest Strongest Categories to be
Mens:
Novice
Inters
Opens

Womens:
Novice
Under 80kgs
Opens

STRICTLY 25 PER CATEGORY

SATURDAY:
-ladies novice
-ladies u80’s
-Mens novice

SUNDAY:
-ladies opens
-Mens Inters
-Mens opens

All categories will be competing in the same events.
EVENT 1: Yoke race 20m
Mens:
Novice – 240kg
Inters – 300kg
Opens – 360kg

Womens:
Novice – 100kg
Under 80’s – 120kg
Opens – 150kg

EVENT 2: Press medely: Block, Axle, Log & Dumbell
Mens:
Novice – 70B/80A/90L/45DB
Inters – 90B/110A/130L/65DB
Opens 100B/130A/140L/80DB

Womens:
Novice – 20B/35A/45L/20DB
Under 80’s – 30B/45A/60L/25DB
Opens – 40B/50A/65L/30DB

EVENT 3: Duck walk into Power Stairs
Mens: Novice – 80, 100, 140
Inters – 100, 140, 180
Opens – 140, 180, 220

Womens :
Novice – 60, 70, 80
Under 80’s – 70, 80, 90
Opens – 80, 90, 100

EVENT 4: Squat for reps (possibly car WSM style)
Mens: Novice – 180kg
Inters: 220kg
Opens: 260kg

Womens:
Novice – 80kg
Under 80’s – 100kg
Opens – 120kg

EVENT 5: Rebel Strength stone circle
Mens:
Novice – 100, 110, 120, 130, 140
Inters – 120, 130, 140, 150, 160
Opens – 140, 150, 160, 170, 180

Womens:
Novice – 30, 40, 50, 60, 70
Under 80’s -40, 50, 60, 70, 80
Opens – 50, 60, 70, 80, 90

*****PLEASE NOTE*****
Events are not in running order, weights and events are subject to change.

Entry fee – £30 per competitor (non refundable)
SEND TO PAYPAL AS GIFT INCLUDING NAME, CATEGORY AND TSHIRT SIZE. paypal – northwestmonsters@gmail.com

Entry fee includes: Weekend pass per athlete and 1 free day pass for spouse or partner. Details confirmed closer to date.

Payment secures places, first come first serve. We are unable to hold places for athletes.

Athlete list will be added in due course.

*******TICKET DETAILS RELEASED CLOSER TO EVENT*******

Address: longbridge road trafford park m17 1sn, Manchester
Northwest Strength Expo

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Manchester: Northwest Strength Expo 2017

September 02, 2017 at Bowlers Manchester in Manchester.

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We are proud to present The northwest strength expo 2017!

Strongman, powerlifting, Olympic lifting, log press records, Highland games and so much more.

84,000 square feet of industry stands and visitor challenges.

Two days of VIP seminars, meet & greet and photo opportunities.

All tickets are available on our official website. www.nwstrengthexpo.co.uk

Day tickets from £10
Weekend tickets from £18
Vip passes from £35
Under 16’s FREE
FREE parking all weekend!

Strongman competition:
https://www.facebook.com/events/269423560110290/?ti=cl

Powerlifting:
https://www.facebook.com/NWPowerlifting

Address: longbridge road trafford park m17 1sn, Manchester
Northwest Strength Expo 2017

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Manchester: TREKfest 2017

September 02, 2017 at Prevent Breast Cancer in Manchester.

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Join us at this year’s TREKfest Peak District and challenge yourself to walk up to 100km over 24 hours, September 2nd and 3rd 2017.

The Peak District is home to some absolutely stunning scenery and more than lives up to it’s reputation of Britain’s most inspiring National Parks. It is also home to some equally stunning climbs, including the Moorland Plateau, Kinder Scout.

Join us in September and experience the rugged beauty of the Peaks for yourself.

Register for the 25KM Walk

Registration Fee: Registration Fee for the event is £35 and paid is directly to Global Adventure Challenges.

Minimum Sponsorship: Minimum sponsorship for the 25KM event is £140.

Register for the 50KM Walk

Registration Fee: Registration fee for the event is £45 and is paid directly to Global Adventure Challenges.

Minimum Sponsorship: Minimum sponsorship for the 50KM event is £300.

Register for the 75KM Walk

Registration Fee: Registration fee for the £50 and is paid directly to Global Adventure Challenges.

Minimum Sponsorship: Minimum sponsorship for the 75km event is £400.

Register for the 100KM Walk

Registration Fee: Registration fee for the event is £60 and is paid directly Global Adventure Challenges.

Minimum Sponsorship: Minimum sponsorship for the 100km event is £460.

About TREKfest

Now in its fourth year, TREKfest is fast becoming the UK’s best charity walk. Taking place in 2 of the UK’s most breath-taking national parks – Brecon Beacons and Peak District. TREKfest offers participants a choice to complete one of our four demanding trekking routes: 100km, 75km, 50km and 25km.

TREKfest has something for everyone – whether you are new to trekking and want to complete your first 25km, or if you are a seasoned trekker wanting to tackle the extreme 100km (62 miles).

Don’t miss your chance to:

Trek through rugged countryside as you experience the natural beauty of the Peak District
Join as an individual or a team
Four routes – A challenge to suit every ability
Trek at your own pace – Over 24 hours to complete the 100km route
Event village with camping, parking, showers, toilets and food – Make a weekend of it
Free hot meals, snacks and drinks en route to keep up your energy levels
Manned checkpoints at regular intervals throughout each route
Complimentary bag transfer service for 75km and 100km route
Fully supported – expert outdoor staff on hand every step of the way
Fully marked route

Address: The Nightingale Centre, Wythenshawe Hospital, Southmoor Road, Manchester
TREKfest 2017

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Manchester: Christian Meditation Session

September 02, 2017 at Manchester Cathedral in Manchester.

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Meditation is an ancient form of prayer. Its aim is to bring the distracted mind to silence and stillness. It is centred upon the Risen Jesus.

You are invited to come along to our next session to experience the practice of Christian Meditation, which is simple and peaceful; to learn about is origins, and to discover its relevance as a form of prayer for the modern world. No admission is required.

The session will begin at 10.30am until 12 noon in the Cathedral Library.

Address: Victoria Street, Manchester
Christian Meditation Session

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Manchester: UCAS Course Mate Finder 2017

September 01, 2017 at University Applicants Guide in Manchester.

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Event for all UCAS (University Applicants 2017)

For us to help you find your future course mates please do the following:

1. Click ‘INTERESTED’ to this event.
2. On the event wall write the course(s) which you intend to study and the University which you have applied to.
3. Join the UCAS University Applicants 2017 group:
www.facebook.com/groups/983389305140808/

Best of luck to all applicants!

University Applicants Guide – Your #1 Guide to all things Uni

Address: Lever Street,, Manchester
UCAS Course Mate Finder 2017

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Manchester: Blink-182 in Manchester

July 14, 2017 at Manchester Arena in Manchester.

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Get tickets for Blink-182 concert in Manchester, 14 Jul 2017 on ConcertWith.Me – http://cwm.io/746b81

All tickets on Concertwith.Me covered by our guarantee.

You will receive a 100% refund for your tickets if:

– Your order was accepted but not delivered by the seller.
– Your order was accepted but not delivered in time for the event.
– Your event is cancelled and is not rescheduled.
– Your tickets were not valid for entry.
– You can purchase your tickets with peace of mind knowing we have you covered.

Address: Hunts Bank, Manchester
Blink-182 in Manchester

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Manchester: Prosecco & Percussion Festival | Manchester

August 27, 2017 at Manchester, United Kingdom in Manchester.

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We are proud to present the first and only dedicated Prosecco Festival. The ultimate festival for Prosecco lovers!

Prosecco & Percussion Day Party

Join us for a celebration of all things bubbly!

Boasting a unique outdoor space for a huge day party

♫ Live Music & DJs – Playing the best in Funk, Jazz, House & Disco grooves accompanied by live saxophone and percussion.

✌ Drinks – A fully stocked bar with 20 different types of Prosecco, a fantastic selection of local ales, cocktails to tickle your taste buds & lots of special surprises!

☼ Street food – Celebrating the towns diverse culture, bringing you flavours from around the globe.

Prosecco & Percussion Festival | Manchester

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Manchester: Nice, France Emerald Waterways Liberte August 26 – September 2

August 26, 2017 at Emerald Waterways in Manchester.

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Board the Emerald Liberte in Arles, France, to begin your deluxe river cruise for guests ages 13 and up. Set sail for Avignon for a relaxing river cruise and tour some of the city’s top sightseeing destinations, including the magnificent exterior of the Roman Amphitheatre. This massive arena — inspired by the Roman Colosseum — is more than 2,000 years old and was constructed to seat 20,000 spectators. Explore the city’s historic center, strolling cobblestone streets overlooking the medieval Pont Saint-Benezet bridge. Board the ship for a Provence-inspired dinner to the tune of a live chanson musical performance.

Tournon-sur-Rhone — a scenic village characterized by rolling hills and Roman ruins — awaits you on the following day. Guests can choose to join an active biking tour to Glun, a trip of about 4.5 miles (7.3 kilometers), before enjoying an onboard olive-and-cheese tasting.

Continue to Macon to walk down the Heritage Trail and take in sights of Old Saint-Vincent, Soufflot Chapel and the area’s distinctive half-timbered houses. The afternoon is yours to spend as you wish aboard the ship or explore the city’s charming culture, traditional French cuisine and interesting architecture.

Visit Chalon-sur-Saone — the birthplace of photography and home to some of the finest wines in the Burgundy region — and continue to the village of Beaune. Museums, colorful shops and intriguing 15th-century architecture present multiple opportunities to capture the postcard-perfect photograph to commemorate your visit.

The last stop on your French river cruise is Lyon, a city filled with rich history, Renaissance architecture, medieval ruins and much more. Enjoy a guided tour of the city, beginning with a visit to the Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourviere. Roam quaint, cobbled streets and discover Lyon’s fascinating culture as you explore its shops, restaurants and cafes.

What we love:
• The 12th-century Pont Saint-Benezet bridge in Avignon is among the most famous in the world and attracts approximately 400,000 visitors every year.
• Lyon is a UNESCO World Heritage site and features top attractions such as the Lyon Cathedral, Basilica of Saint-Martin d’Ainay, Ancient Theatre of Fourviere and the Amphitheatre of the Three Gauls.
• The Emerald Liberte is custom-built to sail the waters of the Rhone and Saone rivers, offering a one-of-a-kind cruise experience through France. The brand new, luxuriously appointed ship makes its maiden voyage in 2017.

Address: Emerald Waterways, Floor 13, 111 Piccadilly, Manchester
Nice, France Emerald Waterways Liberte August 26 - September 2

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