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It's Bike to Work Day on 17 June: Bring a friend!

03 Jun 2009

Main event of national Bike Week 2009: 13-21 June

Following on from the huge success of our event last year, when over 100 cyclists joined in rides, training, bike hire and more, this year we want 150 cyclists to descend on University Place, Oxford Road.

This Higher Education Precinct (HEP) event is open to all at the University of Manchester, MMU, CMFT NHS Trust & RNCM.

Our theme this year is 'BRING A FRIEND' so get talking to colleagues and join in this great event together. You could even team up to join in Manchester's Commuter Challenge and win £100 of vouchers.

Main event: Wednesday 17 June, 8.30am – 11am
University Place, Oxford Road, The University of Manchester

For full details, follow the links from:


Here what is on offer for 2009:

  • Cycle to Work Rides
    Led rides from around Manchester especially designed for new/novice cyclists.  Experienced cyclists will guide you at a leisurely pace through the most suitable routes. Rides arrive into the HEP at 830am. Pick up points and times are available online at: University of Manchester Bicycle User Group (use link in left-hand menu). Remember, they take place throughout the year too – every first Wednesday of the month (details on link).
  • FREE Breakfast for all cyclists who come to University Place
  • Incentives for those that take part & a prize draw
  • FREE bike hire for the week (6 out of 10 went on to buy bikes last year!)
  • Cycle training to national standard levels 1 and 2 (dates through the summer months, TBC)
  • A Bicycle Boutique cycle mechanic providing free check-ups
  • Cycle security marking
  • Cycling information & Bike User Group promotion
  • Promotion of tax-free bike schemes (over 120 University staff have taken part in three months)

If you are interested in any of the above, please contact:

Remember – get asking around YOUR office and bring a friend along with you!

Further information online at: