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UMBUG 1000 – the final countdown (and programme)

02 Apr 2014

UMBUG 1000 takes place on Thursday, 3 April at 4.30pm outside University Place - we hope you are looking forward to it!

UMBUG 1000 logo

We are aware that we haven’t outlined exactly what will be happening, so here’s the programme; if you haven’t already signed up, hopefully the following events will encourage you to do so. Please try and free up an hour to show your support for cycling at the University.

Sign up in less than a minute at:

4.30pm sharp – Professional Photography

  • Great images of a ‘sea of cyclists’, highlighting the strength of our cycling community and our 1000th member, Susie Wallace. To be used for internal and external publicity.
  • Bring your bike if you can.
  • During the event we encourage members to take their own photos too and use the hashtag #UMBUG1000 on Twitter.

5pm – FREE refreshments + commemorative UMBUG 1000 badges!

  • Hot and cold drinks, cakes and muffins - served outside.
  • Bring your Hug Mug if you have one.
  • Badges to evidence ‘I was there!’
  • Lock your bikes up outside University Place or Williamson.

5pm – Presentation

  • A short presentation to Susie and a few words to you all from:
    Michael Bane – UMBUG
    Colin Hughes – Associative Vice President for Sustainability
    Julian Skyrme – Director of Social Responsibility
    Aneez Esmail - Associate Vice President for Social Responsibility and Equality & Diversity

5.15pm – Spokes Dance Troupe!

  • Some light-hearted  fun and entertainment from Europe’s first bicycle dance troupe!
  • Think synchronised swimming, with comedy, and wheels!
  • The all new line-up will perform for the first time, to celebrate our 1000 members.
  • Find out more at: The Spokes

5.45pm onwards - The Old Abbey Inn

  • The Abbey is opening especially for UMBUG to continue the celebration.
  • It’s on Manchester Science Park, Pencroft Way.
  • As well as drinks, a cook will be on hand for food orders.
  • Be great to see you all there.
  • Feel free to join us, even if you can’t make University Place.  

Transport for Greater Manchester

Providing freebies, information and advice at University Place.

Revolve MCR

Local mobile cycle mechanic providing free checks, quotes and guidance at University Place.