Out of Hours – a two-wheeled dazzling disco shindig on the Fallowfield Loop (Manchester International Festival and Station South)

As part of MIF’s pioneering Festival In My Neighbourhood series of micro-festivals around Manchester, MIF and Station South present Out of Hours – a two-wheeled dazzling disco shindig on the Fallowfield Loop.

As dusk draws in, the Fallowfield Loop will come alive with two Disco Bike Rides, lighting up the night with sound and colour as they roll from Chorlton and Abbey Hey to the Station South Tunnel in Levenshulme – recognising the joys, challenges and freedoms of cycling in our global city. Advance booking for bike rides essential.

Meanwhile, at the Station South Tunnel, we’ll be starting a special family-friendly bike-themed party with an environmental message featuring a crowdsourced cycling poem, new music from the Loreto High School choir, live wall art, a giant mirror ball, disco waiters from Levenshulme Inspire – and a fabulous disco soundtrack. Dress to impress in your finest disco outfits, light up your bikes – and get ready to party!

GET INVOLVED
Ahead of Out of Hours, why not join us by…

Helping to Write an Ode to Cycling
Local artist Kirsty Gbasai is curating a digital crowdsourced poem, which will be showcased on the night. Add your creative contribution online at apoembymanchester.co.uk/station-south

Soundtracking Our Disco Extravaganza
Whether bhangra or Bollywood, Balkan beats or bossa nova,
add to our diverse disco playlist and help us get our boogie here

Please read all instructions and requirements carefully before booking.

Please make us aware of any access, food allergies or dietary requirements at the time of booking. If you have any queries, please get in touch by email fimh@mif.co.uk or phone the Community Producer on 07811 448648.

Main Event – Station South Tunnel

Station South Tunnel, accessible on the Fallowfield Loop via Crayfield Road, Levenshulme, M19 2SY.   Everyone is welcome and admission is free – booking is recommended as priority will be given to ticket holders.

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Disco Bike Ride – Chorlton

Join us as the sun sets for a Disco Bike Ride along the Fallowfield Loop as part of Out of Hours – a Festival in My Neighbourhood presented by Manchester International Festival and Station South. Help to bring a two-wheeled disco to the Station South Tunnel in Levenshulme, and experience a night ride like no other – led by experienced guides with bright lights and boom-bike sound systems…

Note: Please arrive on time to pimp up your bikes with free disco lights – and if you really want to stand out, why not decorate your bike and ride in disco-themed fancy dress?

Arrive: 6pm (Bike Pimp up)
Where: St Werbergh’s Road Tram Stop, Chorlton, M21 8PZ
Ride Length: 3.4 miles
Duration: 35 minutes
Ride Starts: 6:45pm prompt
Assisted Ride Return From Station South: 9:30pm
Route Map: https://goo.gl/maps/T7nsCtXAtxhRoT2h7

    Ride Information

  • Please note that the rides set off at dusk and continue after dark (the sun sets at 6.53pm).
  • The rides will be at a leisurely, safe and steady pace, and riders of all abilities are welcome to take part.
  • You’ll be part of Out of Hours event, and will be welcomed to Station South by a crowd.
  • You must be aged 18 or over to take part.
  • You will need your own bike with lights appropriate for cycling at night.
  • Please wear high-visibility or brightly coloured clothing. Helmets are not compulsory.
  • You won’t be able to leave any belongings at the starting points, so please travel light.
  • The rides will be led by experienced riders from Manchester Bike Hire, who will conduct a quick check of all participants’ bikes beforehand and will be riding with a basic bike repair kit.
  • If you’d like an assisted return ride back to your starting point, please request ‘return ride support’ when you book. We’ll get in touch to confirm in advance. Then, on the night, gather at the pre arrangend cluster point at Station South for the accompanied rides back to the starting points, which will set off promptly at 9.30pm.

 

Disco Bike Ride – Gorton

Join us as the sun sets for a Disco Bike Ride along the Fallowfield Loop as part of Out of Hours – a Festival in My Neighbourhood presented by Manchester International Festival and Station South. Help to bring a two-wheeled disco to the Station South Tunnel in Levenshulme, and experience a night ride like no other – led by experienced guides with bright lights and boom-bike sound systems…

Note: Please arrive on time to pimp up your bikes with free disco lights – and if you really want to stand out, why not decorate your bike and ride in disco-themed fancy dress?

Arrive: 6pm ( for Bike pimp up)
Where: The Donkey Sanctuary, Green Fold, Abbey Hey, M18 8RJ
Ride Length: 2.6 miles
Duration: 30 minutes
Ride Starts: 6:45pm prompt
Assisted Ride Return From Station South: 9:30pm
Route Map: https://goo.gl/maps/chPEAzzFRMTzNr5n9

    Ride Information

  • Please note that the rides set off at dusk and continue after dark (the sun sets at 6.53pm).
  • The rides will be at a leisurely, safe and steady pace, and riders of all abilities are welcome to take part.
  • You’ll be part of Out of Hours event, and will be welcomed to Station South by a crowd.
  • You must be aged 18 or over to take part.
  • You will need your own bike with lights appropriate for cycling at night.
  • Please wear high-visibility or brightly coloured clothing. Helmets are not compulsory.
  • You won’t be able to leave any belongings at the starting points, so please travel light.
  • The rides will be led by experienced riders from Manchester Bike Hire, who will conduct a quick check of all participants’ bikes beforehand and will be riding with a basic bike repair kit.
  • If you’d like an assisted return ride back to your starting point, please request ‘return ride support’ when you book. We’ll get in touch to confirm in advance. Then, on the night, gather at the pre-arranged cluster point at Station South for the accompanied rides back to the starting points, which will set off promptly at 9.30pm.

 

PLEASE NOTE: This event is listed in our cycling events calendar for Greater Manchester. It is not organised by Manchester Friends of the Earth nor the Love Your Bike campaign and does not necessarily reflect their policies. We recommend checking with the organisers in case of a change of time or location.

Event Details

Location Station South
Start Saturday 28 Sep 2019 6:00pm
Finish Saturday 28 Sep 2019 10:00pm