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Tour de TIF: 80 mile cycle tour of Greater Manchester.

25 Nov 2008

Ride all or part of the route via ten town halls.

Starting from Swinton Town Hall to Manchester Town Hall via the town halls of: Wigan, Bolton, Bury, Rochdale, Oldham, Ashton, Stockport, Altrincham, Sale and Trafford.

Voting for the £3 billion Transport Innovation Fund starts on 25 November. A 'yes' vote would massively increase the quality and quantity of public transport and opportunities for cyclists. Cleaner, cheaper and more convenient public transport options will take cars off the road and make cycling safer and more enjoyable. Come with us on a ride round the whole of Greater Manchester and dare to dream what it could be like.

The start will be at Swinton Town Hall (officially called Salford Civic Centre), Chorley Road, Swinton, Salford M27 5AW. The finish, 80 miles later, will be at Manchester Town Hall, Albert Square.

There'll be three groups to cater for all abilities (within reason), so whether you're a club cyclist, a leisurely tourer or a dawdling commuter, there should be a pace to suit. If there isn't, then there's a web page at CleanAirNow where you can find out the estimated time of arrival at each town hall for each of the three groups.

The slowest group will set off at 8.30am, the middle group at 9.30am and the fastest group at 10.30am. There'll be a broomwagon too to pick up those that can't go on any further and either fix their bikes or drop them off at the next railway station.

There will be a warm place to get changed, wait for your friends, have a cup of tea and sit down at the Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, Manchester, M2 5NS, from 2-5pm.

Participants don't have to cycle the whole route - please join in at the start, along the way or for the final section into Manchester.

Ride as much or as little as you want.

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