Fam­ily cy­cle event to pro­mote bike routes

Macclesfield Express - - YOUR VIEWS - KAREN BRIT­TON

ANEW cy­cle event will get res­i­dents rid­ing to­gether and launch a new set of cy­cling maps for the town.

Mac­cles­field Town Coun­cil has de­vised five new cy­cle route leaflets to give in­spi­ra­tion to rid­ers out and about in town.

The coun­cil­lors hope the new printed cy­cle routes will en­cour­age peo­ple to make the most of Mac­cles­field be­ing an ideal place to start and fin­ish a day’s cy­cling.

Now the coun­cil­lors have or­gan­ised an event to launch the leaflets and get peo­ple out cy­cling to­gether.

The first Cy­cle Saturday event is com­ing up this sum­mer and peo­ple are in­vited to sign up to come along.

Two guided cy­cle rides will set off from Mar­ket Place on the day and there will be other free fam­ily ac­tiv­i­ties.

Peo­ple who come along to the event will have the op­por­tu­nity to pick up the new cy­cle route leaflets, talk to a bike doc­tor about any bike is­sues or take part in a static cy­cling chal­lenge.

Visi­tors can also learn about first aid for cy­clists from St John Am­bu­lance, re­ceive cy­cling safely ad­vice from Cheshire Fire and Res­cue Ser­vice and take part in some cy­cling themed in­ter­ac­tive ac­tiv­i­ties.

There will be ad­vice, sup­port and bike main­te­nance on the day from Paul Anders John­son from Ride and Re­pair on Gunco Lane in Mac­cles­field and Dar­ren All­good from All­good Cy­cling.

Dar­ren, who man­ages cy­cle events across Europe, said: “We are very happy to be part of an event en­cour­ag­ing cy­cling in Mac­cles­field.

“It’s great to see such lo­cal en­thu­si­asm for the sport.”

There will be a 4.5 mile ju­nior route for those aged over 12 years old and a 14 mile adult route guided by vol­un­teers from lo­cal cy­cling group Mac­cles­field Wheel­ers.

This all comes af­ter Mac­cles­field Town Coun­cil launched their new ini­tia­tive ‘Mac­c­Tiv­ity’ ear­lier this year, de­signed to in­spire lo­cal peo­ple to in­crease their phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity each day.

The Cy­cle Saturday event is on July 1, from 10am to 2pm in Mar­ket Place.

The adult ride sets off at 10am and ju­nior ride at 10.15am.

Reg­is­tra­tion for the rides is free but es­sen­tial as places are lim­ited.

You can book a place on a ride by email­ing com­mu­nity@mac­cles­field-tc. gov.uk or call­ing 01625 374142.

Reg­is­tra­tion closes on Friday, June 16.

Chelford Play­ers are to per­form adult com­edy Ladies Day

Dar­ren All­good (left) from All­good Cy­cling and Paul Anders John­son from Ride and Re­pair are of­fer­ing ad­vice and bike main­te­nance dur­ing Cy­cle Saturday

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