Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Sky's the Limit for Riders

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Sky's the Limit for Riders

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BRITISH Cycling are speaking out ahead of Sky Ride, a traffic- free event across the city - and a symbol of what Manchester can achieve.

For the seventh year running, the event is expected to draw thousands of families of all abilities.

It means the streets of Manchester will be closed to traffic on Sunday, July 10, when organisers aim to create a festival atmosphere and celebration of cycling, all for free.

Since Manchester's first Sky Ride in 2010, more than 110,000 people have taken part, helping to boost exercise in the region - and save an estimated Pounds 4m in healthcare costs.

David Bourque, British Cycling's Director of Recreation and Partnerships said British cycling and the council would continue to hold other schemes to get people into cycling. …

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