Rides for Bike Week 2008

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GMCC are holding cycle commuting rides into Albert Square (Wednesday St Peter’s Square) on all five weekday mornings of Bike Week. These will be like the regular last Friday of the month rides we organise with Manchester Friends of the Earth/LoveYourBike.

Longer leisure rides are also being organised (see details further down this page).

Bike 2 Work starting points are (shown on www.multimap.com)
Chorlton Library
Withington Library
Levenshulme Station

Prestwich, Bury New Road (Scholes Lane junction outside Pizza Express)
Stretford Mall (outside McDonald’s by A56).
Start point Day & Date Leader Comments
Chorlton Monday 16th June Sarah Roe  
Withington Monday 16th June Mark Thompson  
Chorlton Tuesday 17th June Rob Raikes  
Withington Tuesday 17th June Olly Glover  
Chorlton Wednesday 18th June Rob Raikes  
Withington Wednesday 18th June Mark Thompson  
Levenshulme Wednesday 18th June Doug Briggs  
Prestwich Wednesday 18th June Angela Hilton 7.45am start
Stretford Wednesday 18th June Joe Ryan  
Chorlton Thursday 19th June Richard Alderson  
Withington Thursday 19th June Mark Thompson  
Chorlton Friday 20th June Richard Alderson  
Withington Friday 20th June Vincent Walsh  
Levenshulme Friday 20th June Dick Venes  
Stretford Friday 20th June Ernie Buck  

All these rides start at 8am except Prestwich 7.45am. Anyone can join in. Just turn up.

Open ride, Medlock Valley Way, Saturday 14th June 10.45 am from Picadilly Station

Riders of all standards can join this family ride from Manchester City Centre via Pin Mill Brow, Velodrome, along Regional Cycle Route 86 to Clayton Vale for refreshments before returning along the Ashton Canal to join the main Bike Week event in Cathedral Gardens. Volunteers are also sought (front leaders, back markers, first aiders).

Start outward leg: Picadilly Station, Fairfield Street entrance 10.45 am:
Start return leg: Clayton Vale visitor centre 12:15
Information: Ride leader p.north3@ntlworld.com Info on bikeweek@manchester.gov.uk  or 0161 234 3218

University bike 2 work cycle buddy rides, Wednesday 18th June

University bike user groups within the  Higher Education Precinct  are running seven ‘bike 2 work’ rides on Wednesday 18th June. Start points and other details are on their website.

Friends of the Fallowfield Loop rides

15th June Mersey Valley ride
20th June Adult Social ride
22nd June Loop the Loop ride

More information is on the events pages of the Friends of the Fallowfield Loop website.

All these events should be on the Bike Week website.

For information on other events going on within Greater Manchester, including those organised by the metropolitan boroughs, please visit //www.cyclegm.org/news/events.asp.

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