Manchester becomes the Capital of Cycling in Europe.
- Achievement of National Cycling Centre to be possible in Manchester
- Website for cycling will be live in January
- Manchester playing host to some of the biggest events in world cycling
Manchester announced to become the capital of cycling. The leader of Manchester City Council Bev Craig has announced as a catalyst to escalate the city’s ambitions to transform and enhance our cycling offer.
Manchester was a perfect choice to be named Capital of Cycling. The city council has confident on acting as a springboard for investment and participation for cycling.
one of the reasons why Manchester decides to become capital of cycling is to create a healthier city.
The facility has recently undergone a £26m refurbishment programme which will safeguard its offer to residents from across the city, as well as people from all over the world. it has 1,800 miles of routes and 2,400 new crossings across Greater Manchester for the next ten years. This transforms how people can travel around the city, which reduces air pollution and help people to be more active.
Jon Dutton, Chief Executive said: At British Cycling we’ve been proud to call Manchester our home for almost three decades.
It is the combined effort of many agencies and voluntary sector across the city such as British Cycling, Marketing Manchester, Cycling UK etc. which made the achievement possible.
Some of the achievements are National Cycling Centre including new cycleways being built in the city. Manchester playing host to some of the biggest events in world cycling.
January 2024 they are setting out plans by opening website page, which makes it easier for everyone to access for every details that will be taking place and opportunities to get involved. Also, there will be exciting events added to this upcoming year calendar too. Local community groups and organisations can also get involved. which gives us an opportunity to build local cycling clubs, to improve the access cycling for anyone interested.
This also serves as an opportunity for the next generation of British cycling talent for youngsters.
Councillor John Hacking said:“To be made the Capital of Cycling sends a clear and important message that we as a city are ready to be at the forefront of the conversation around cycling, and what a vital role it plays in the future of Manchester.”
Belinda Everett, Greater Manchester bicycle mayor said:”Manchester is a great place to ride a bike with so many opportunities so a fantastic place to become the European Capital of Cycling.”
Mohammed Ali, Communities for All CIO said: “It is a very good news, trying to make a change and raise awareness and get more people to enjoy cycling for leisure and commuting. We work closely with cycling uk for also 7 or 8 years and they very passionate about it. They the ones put cycling on the map in manchester followed by TfGM (Transport for Greater Manchester) in the last 2 or 3 years have got behind it. All good work being done and we should all be very proud of this recognition”.