Cycling selfies mean Prizes on Foto Friday!


Manchester Friends of the Earth are inviting people to join us on Foto Friday and send in a selfie of themselves and their bicycle for the #FramedMcr photo competition  [1]

The #FramedMcr photo competition asks people to take a selfie on a bike showing what makes cycling special for them. People can be creative, have fun, and don’t have to limit themselves to their day-to-day cycling journeys.

Photos can be tweeted using the hashtag #FramedMcr anytime throughout June.The competition has some great prizes and is open to people who live or work in Greater Manchester.

Graeme Sherriff, from Manchester Friends of the Earth’s Love Your Bike campaign said:

“FramedMcr is a fun way to encourage people to give cycling a go. Cycle in the park, to your local shops, a few miles to work, whatever suits you. We advocate cycling because we believe it is good for you, your local community and the environment. Send us a cycling selfie and show us what makes cycling special to you”.

People are also invited to join in a Bike Friday ride on Friday 26th June.  Whether you’re new to cycling, returning to your bike after a break, or cycle every day, join us on Bike Friday and earn your free coffee and cake at the end of the ride. [2]

Bike Friday provides a range of cycle rides into the City Centre from various locations into Manchester from various starting places around Greater 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.

#FramedMcr and Bike Friday are organised as part of BikeMonthMcr 2015 which is encouraging people to ‘Bike Your Way for 30 Days’ and sees Greater Manchester celebrating all things cycling with 30 days of fantastic and fun bicycle activities across the region. [3]

Supported by Manchester City Council, BikeMonthMcr aims: to encourage people to give cycling a go, cycle more or try something new and fun on a bicycle throughout June.



Pete Abel, Love Your Bike campaign. Mobile: 07951 642858

Graeme Sherriff, Manchester Friends of the Earth, sustainable transport campaign co-ordinator. Mobile: 07948 405071

Notes to Editors:

[1] Our panel of judges will decide which three best captures the spirit of BikeMonthMCR.  To be in with a chance to win one of our fantastic prizes just tweet your photo with the hast tag #framedMCR.
FIRST PRIZE – Full service and parts up to value of £100 at Pop Up Bikes (kindly donated)

SECOND PRIZE –  Revolution Tune Up Workstand kindly donated by Edinburgh Bike Co-operative (worth £74.99)

THIRD PRIZE – £50 of theatre vouchers
[2] 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 at Eastern Bloc, Stevenson Square, M1 1DN in the Northern Quarter. The Worsley, Middleton – Victoria Avenue East, Stockport Plaza, Mersey Square routes start earlier. See the website for details. 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.For details of the routes see: or join the Bike Friday Facebook group

[3]  There are over 600 events during Bike Month including Skyride Bolton, free bike checks, bike polo, cycle maintenance courses, free adult cycle training, some great bike rides and the month ends with the GM Cycle ride on a route which travels over a car free Mancunian Way!   See

[4] 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

[5]  Manchester Friends of the Earth is an award-winning environmental campaign group, raising awareness and lobbying for policy changes at a local, regional, national and international level. The group consists entirely of volunteers, and its campaigns are funded by membership fees and individual donations. Up-to-date information is available on the group’s website:  Manchester Friends of the Earth is a Licensed Local Group of Friends of the Earth, England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

[6] Manchester Friends of the Earth has endorsed Manchester: A Certain Future, an action plan for the city of Manchester to cut its carbon emissions by at least 41% by 2020. For more information, visit