Celebrating all things cycling

Manchester Met hosted the Annual Cycle Event on Wednesday 15th June for employees of the Corridor partners. The weather was kind this year and allowed for the guided routes to head in from across the City with a free breakfast on arrival for all attendees. There was a great variety of stall holders this year including local interest groups, bike shops, bike sales, British Cycling, TfGM and Swifty Scooters. Thank you to all the stall holders for their fantastic support as we celebrated the 10th Anniversary of the Annual Cycle Event. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Rollapaluza got everyone testing their pace on the static bike race with some incredible times and very flush looking faces, congratulations to the overall Winner, Matthew Coupe (UoM), who took 1st place with 23.27 seconds .
  • The Folding bike competition saw a close battle with Colin Mazurkiewicz (MMU) coming out as the eventual winner with an impressive time of 12.92 seconds.
  • The Registration prize draw winner Niki Tragen (MMU) was successfully drawn out of the hat of over 200 confirmed attendees who joined the many more who took part in the day’s activities.
  • Beyond the main event we were delighted to welcome Manchester Heritage Tours who captivated the two groups of cyclists who got to hear fascinating bits of history at different locations along the Corridor.
  • Back over at the event it was great to see Manchester Bike Hire launch the Triangulum Electric Cargo bike scheme with a wide range of models for colleagues to test out.
  • TfGM also kindly provided Learn to Ride training course making sure both new and experienced cyclist were welcomed as part of the wider Bike Week activities.

If you are still thinking about cycling and don’t have access to a bike we have a limited number of free bike hires remaining (in partnership with Manchester Bike Hire). Get in touch with the MMU Travel Team (stafftravel@mmu.ac.uk) if you work for one of the Corridor partners and we will get back to you.

A big thank you to all those who attended and all those who made the day possible.

Don’t forget, September 14th is the next Cycle to Work Day and if you are without a bike the MMU Cycle to Work Scheme is live until the 13th July.



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