Get on one’s bike
Press Release Posted 03 April 2012
A team of Christie staff
is gearing up to take to the streets in the first ever Great
Manchester Cycle - which has been given a royal 'wheel' of
Claire Murray, Rachel Steele, and Howard Newhall
The event, one of this year's trio of
massive sporting events in Manchester including the 10km run and an
open water swim, takes place on the June Bank Holiday Monday 4
June, as the nation celebrates the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
To honour the momentous anniversary,
staff from The Christie, the official local charity of the event,
will pedal through the streets of Manchester wearing specially
designed 'monarch masks'. In recognition of their tribute,
organisers of the event have awarded each of the team the event
number '60', to acknowledge Her Majesty's six decades on the
The Christie staff team, who are
raising vital funds for the Withington-based specialist cancer
centre, is made up of Claire Murray, 31, Rachel Steele, 22, and
Speaking about the challenge, Claire
Murray, from Didsbury, said:
"This event is a fun way for
individuals and families to raise crucial cash for The Christie.
We're really looking forward to whizzing along famous Manchester
roads that are normally packed full of cars.
"I imagine there will be a real
celebratory atmosphere, as not only will we be celebrating the
Queen's Jubilee but also gearing up for a wonderful summer of sport
Featuring a 13 mile lap starting and
finishing at Eastlands and going past Old Trafford, the event will
feature three different distances, catering for all abilities. It
is a unique chance to cycle on the Mancunian Way amongst other
roads closed to cars for the day.
Register your place to cycle for The
Christie by visiting the Great Manchester Cycle website (http://www.greatcycle.org/). If you have
already signed up and would like to support us, we would like to
hear from you.
For further information, please contact the events team on 0161
446 3400 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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