BikeTastic events for Bike Week 2010!


During Bike Week 2010 (June 19th – 27th), Love Your Bike has teamed up with Manchester City Council and CycleGM to organise a range of BikeTastic events. These include:

GM Cycle Commute Challenge (19th – 27th June)

Get on your bike for the GM Cycle Commute Challenge 2010 and be in with a chance to win some great prizes!

The Cycle Commute challenge is simple, all you have to do is cycle to and from your place of work/study at least once during Bike Week (19th – 27th June),  record your cycle trip(s) and you could win a cycle computer, cycle training or bike maintenance sessions and £100 vouchers that can be spent at your local cycle shop. [1]

Maintenance Monday (21st June)

Many of us have bicycles we could use but they just need a little TLC to get them roadworthy and fit to cycle.

To help you get your bicycle fit for Bike Week, several cycle stores in Greater Manchester have organised “Maintenance Monday” events. [2]

Bike to Work day (Tuesday 22nd June)

Albert Square, Manchester City Centre. 8am – 3pm. Open to all! Including a Bike Friday on a Tuesday! Cycle in and earn your free Bike breakfast! Bike Maintenance, servicing, cleaning, information, advice, freebies and even have-a-go activities! Bike skills from 11.30am – 2.30pm.

Bike Friday (Friday 25th June)

Join in with these ‘led rides’ from locations in Bury, Manchester, Salford and Trafford. Rides finish at Exchange Street, Corporation Street. All participants  will receive free ‘Coffee and Cake’ at the Titchy Coffee Co and Dr Bike checks. [3]

Bike Fabulous (Saturday 26th June)

Manchester Arndale, Exchange Court. A showcase of fashionable and functional clothing plus accessories. Products designed for cycling in style and high street brands combined for versatile looks. Activities, competitions and catwalk shows throughout the day. [4]

Katy Carlisle from the Love Your Bike campaign and Bike Fabulous organiser said:

“There are some great Bike Week events in Greater Manchester that will give people the chance to give cycling a go and discover that cycling can be fun, really healthy and stylish too!”

More details of other Bike Week events across Greater Manchester can be found at the Bike Week 2010 website [5]


Notes to Editors

[1] For more details: cycle_commute_challenge_2010.aspx

[2] See

[3] See