We’re bringing back our ‘Grand Tour’ this Spring and this year we’ve partnered with Rapha Clubhouse Manchester and charitable bikers, the Tour de Manc.

The ‘Tour de Manc’ marks the launch of Albert Schloss’ ‘Grand Tour’, a season of alpine refreshment and cycling activities, which will be continuing throughout the Summer months.


For the launch on Sunday 3 May 2020, participants of all abilities are invited to cycle the various Tour de Manc routes, which vary in difficulty, to help raise money for charity. To take part simply opt for the ‘Schloss Start’ upgrade. This entitles all participants to a biker’s breakfast and coffee in our haus before the race departs from 7am.

For those departing the Schloss, there will be ample bike parking as well as a free bike servicing pop-up for those last-minute bike checks alongside a hearty breakfast of freshly baked rolls (with either sausage, bacon or eggs) and the finest fresh coffee or espressos. The bikers will ride with their Rapha Ride Leader who will escort the group to join the Tour de Manc.

After the ride, all Schloss riders will be able to enjoy a refreshing, free ‘Radler’ – a shandy drink said to originate from when German chemist Francis Xaver Kugler spontaneously whipped it up for a group of thirsty cyclists passing by his house – after the race as part of the Grand Tour launch.

The not-to-be-missed event marks the start of our Spring and Summer season we will be bringing the outside in with a stunning Spring Meadow theme along with decadent Victorian Maypoles, and visitors can enjoy a menu inspired by ‘Summer in the Alps’ and refreshing new cocktails.


Tickets to join the Tour de Manc event are £36 with the official event starting at the David Lloyd Manchester North Club. Those who join the Schloss Start will pay £41 which includes their breakfast and coffee, the escort to the Tour de Manc and the onsite activities within Schloss – with the additional £5 from each ticket going directly to the charities.