All Aboard the "Bike Train"

25th March 2010– for immediate release

Join the "Bike Train" and take part in the 2010 I Bike Mcr Festival! [2]
Ride into Manchester from Glossop using Sustrans trails [3]

Come and meet other cyclists for a slow, sociable ride into town and join in the buzz that is I Bike MCR!!
Join us for a picnic and an afternoon of events in Platt Fields Park on Monday 5th April 2010.

Events include freak bike building, a treasure hunt in the park, and “Bicycle Bee” workshops, such as:
* Build your own trailer
* How to fix a flat
* How to identify different types of bees and bee attracting flower planting
* Bike decorating
* Making spoke cards
* Bike Art
* Badge Making
* Making useful stuff out of rubbish
and more...

10am from Glossop Rail Station - 17 miles on and off road
10.30am from Broadbottom Rail Station - 13.5 miles, on and off road
11am from Godley Rail Station - 11 miles, almost entirely off road (join us here to miss out the hills!)
Refreshment stop en-route at Reddish Vale (approx 11.30am), to arrive at Platt Fields for 12.30pm.

The rides use Sustrans [3] trails NCN 62 (TransPennine Trail), NCN 60 (The Fallowfield Loop) and NCN 6.
Return via train from Gorton (via NCN 60) or join us for the return ride all the way home.

For info call 0845 226 3392 or e-mail info[at]

Download flyers from
For information about the festival, visit

Notes for Editors:

[1] Save Swallow’s Wood is a group based in Glossop and Longdendale campaigning for transport improvements and against the Mottram bypass. For more information, visit

[2] The I Bike Mcr festival runs from 26/03/10 until the end of April. For more info, visit

[3] Sustrans works with Government and local authorities to create and maintain National Cycle Network (NCN) of traffic-free walking and cycling paths, quiet lanes and on-road cycling routes as well as many other cyclist/walker-friendly initiatives, such as Safe Routes, Bike It, and more. See for more info.