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Let's Ride Manchester - cycle route confirmed

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British Cycling and HSBC UK have confirmed the route which thousands of locals will take as they pedal their way through the city for the UK Let’s Ride Manchester event, taking place on July 1.

The free-to-attend event will get underway at Whitworth Park, with the 7.5km course taking participants along Oxford Road, up to Albert Square and onto Deansgate, with a host of activities taking place along the route.

The route will be open between 11am and 4pm, and four-time Olympic champion Laura Kenny will be mixing with participants throughout, taking part in the activities and passing on her advice to young riders.

Full details are available at www.letsride.co.uk, where people can also register for the event.

Credit: British Cycling

Manchester played host to a fantastic event last year, and we’ve worked hard - alongside Manchester City Council and local businesses and attractions - to ensure that HSBC UK Let’s Ride Manchester will again be a truly enjoyable, free and family-friendly day out which showcases the best of the city and the real benefits of cycling.”

– Julie Harrington, chief executive of British Cycling
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Our partnership with British Cycling is about getting more people to experience the joys of cycling, whether they are a new or lapsed cyclist. The HSBC UK Let’s Ride series of events is designed with grassroots cycling in mind, giving people the opportunity of seeing some of our finest cities on a closed road circuit, with additional events for all the family.

“The effect of more people cycling is not to be sniffed at, it will undoubtedly lead to a cleaner, fitter, healthier Britain.”

– Luke Harper, head of HSBC UK’s partnership with British Cycling