Registration is now open for the annual Sky Ride cycling event, coming back to Manchester in early August. The ride begins at the National Cycling Centre, with the course winding around the city, passing by some of Manchester’s iconic landmarks, with the roads closed to normal traffic. The exact route is shown on this map. There is no strict end point, so riders can do as much (or as little) of the course as they want – it is not a race, and is aimed at all ages and abilities. The Cycling Centre will also host other activities for attendees both on and off bikes. Participants can watch stunt demos and even take part in some extreme cycling, including jumping their bike on to a giant air bag. Further along the route, in St Peter’s Square, there will also be a ‘marketplace’ with retailers and food outlets.

Sun 3 Aug, Starts National Cycling Centre, Sport City, Stuart Street, M11 4DQ, 10am – 4pm, FREE registration,

Sun 3 Aug
A. James Simpkin
Published on:
Wed 30 Jul 2014