Join a Bike Friday ride and help launch Bike Month 2015

Date published: 28 May 2015

Manchester Friends of the Earth are inviting people to join a Bike Friday cycle ride on Friday 29 May and help launch Bike Month 2015. 

Bike Month 2015 is encouraging people to 'Bike Your Way for 30 Days' and sees Greater Manchester celebrating all things cycling with 30 days of fantastic and fun bicycle activities across the region.

There are over 600 events during Bike Month including free bike checks, bike polo, cycle maintenance courses, free adult cycle training, some great bike rides and the month ends with the GM Cycle ride on a route which travels over a car free Mancunian Way! 

Bike Month aims: to encourage people to give cycling a go, cycle more or try something new and fun on a bicycle throughout June.

Graeme Sherriff, from Manchester Friends of the Earth's Love Your Bike campaign said:
“The wide variety of BikeMonthMcr activities can help people give cycling a go. Cycle in the park, to your local shops, a few to work, whatever suits you. We advocate cycling because we believe it is good for you, your local community and the environment. Love Your Bike urges Greater Manchester to develop the network of high-quality 'Dutch-style' cycle routes that will enable more people, young and old, to cycle more often.”

Whether you're new to cycling, returning to your bike after a break, or cycle every day, join us on Bike Friday. We ride at a moderate pace and have experienced ride leaders. It is entirely law-abiding - we do not try to slow down the traffic. All welcome (bring a bike).

Bike Friday provides a range of cycle rides into the City Centre from various locations into Manchester from various starting places around Greater Manchester and also works with companies and local authorities in Greater Manchester to promote cycling, improve cycle facilities and to encourage more people to continue cycling to school, work and for leisure all year round.

Everyone joining a Bike Friday route on Friday 29 May will be offered a free coffee and cake at the end of the ride.

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