News release: Friday 26th August: Love Manchester – Love Your Bike
On Friday 26th August, Love Your Bike are inviting people to join one of the Bike Friday  cycle routes and attach the ‘I Love MCR’ logo to their bicycle to show the world that the people of Manchester are proud of their city on ‘We Love MCR’ day. 
Bike Friday combines a range of cycle rides into the City Centre from various locations across Manchester and also works with companies and local authorities in Greater Manchester to promote cycling, improve cycle facilities and to encourage more people to continue cycling to school, work and for leisure all year round.
Catherine Thomson from Love Your Bike said:
“Cycling is a great way to travel to work, to the shops or for leisure. Join in one of the Bike Friday cycle routes and show that you Love Manchester and that’s why you choose healthy, pollution-free transport.”
The Bike Friday rides finish in Manchester City Centre by The Titchy Coffee Co, High Street, Manchester City Centre, M4 1EY. Dr Mary will be on hand to provide a Dr Bike session for any bicycles in need of care and attention. Fairtrade refreshments will be available from the Titchy Coffee Co for any cyclists in need of refuelling.
Photo opportunity: Friday 26th August, 8.40am. Love Your Bike cyclists and ‘I Love MCR’ posters. The Titchy Coffee Co, High Street, Manchester City Centre, M4 1EY.
CONTACTS FOR COMMENTS
Pete Abel, Love Your Bike campaign. Mobile: 07951 642858
Graeme Sherriff, Manchester FoE, transport campaign co-ordinator. Mobile: 07948 405071
Notes to Editors:
 The Bike Friday cycle rides start at 8am from Chorlton Library, Levenshulme Station, Prestwich Pizza Express, Stretford Mall and Withington Library and finish at approx 8.30am by The Titchy Coffee Co, High Street, Manchester City Centre, M4 1EY. The Bike Friday cycle rides take place on the morning of the last Friday of every month (except December). The rides go a moderate pace, have experienced ride leaders, are entirely law-abiding and can help people develop more confidence in their cycling abilities. Bike Friday is part of the Love Your Bike Campaign. New Bike Friday route. Worsley, Monton, Salford to Manchester City Centre. Start time 7.40am.
 On the 26th August we want the ‘I Love MCR’ logo to be as visible around the city as possible, both online and offline. Update your Twitter and Facebook profile images and get photos of you and your business with the image. Show the world that the people of Manchester are proud of their city and united against anti-social behaviour. https://www.facebook.com/WeLoveMCR?sk=wall
 Bike Friday is coordinated by Love Your Bike (Manchester Friends of the Earth) and Greater Manchester Cycling Campaign (GMCC)
Love Your Bike is an award winning Manchester based campaign aiming to promote cycling and help make it an even more attractive, accessible and fun way to get around. Co-ordinated by Manchester Friends of the Earth, the campaign works in partnership with other like-minded organisations. See www.loveyourbike.org