Shoppers in Manchester Arndale on Saturday 23rd June were treated to the third Bike Fabulous cycle style event, promoting cool cycling with the motto ‘cycle wear, cycle everywhere’.
[flickr id=”7447392894″ thumbnail=”small” overlay=”true” size=”large” group=”” align=”right”]The event, between 11am and 5pm, featured four catwalk shows with outfits available from Manchester Arndale’s wide range of fashion for children and adults. Music was provided by the pedal-powered sound system, with bikes pedalled not only by our volunteers, but also by many members of the public. Between the three bikes powering the sound system, 300 miles were cycled.
[flickr id=”7447390300″ thumbnail=”small” overlay=”true” size=”large” group=”” align=”left”]With the Olympic torch passing by Cross Street that afternoon, we had our own torch which was also kept alight by pedal power.
Alongside all this, shoppers had a range of information on cycling, including maps of Greater Manchester areas (300 of which were given out) and our Pocket Guide to Cycling, and were given the chance to win a bike and other prizes.
[flickr id=”7447421010″ thumbnail=”small” overlay=”true” size=”large” group=”” align=”right”]Youngsters had the opportunity to let their creativity run wild and decorate bike masks – something they took to enthusiastically, making 160 masks in total.
[flickrset id=”72157630297043104″ thumbnail=”square” photos=”” overlay=”true” size=”medium”]