Airport City Manchester celebrates #CycleToWorkDay

As part of #CycleToWorkDay, Councillor Chris Paul spoke to guests at Airport City’s #WisdomWednesday networking event about his role working within Chris Boardman’s team as the region’s first Cycling and Walking Commissioner.

In June, Chris Boardman has unveiled plans for a thousand miles of interlinked bike and walking lanes across Greater Manchester. The strategy named ‘Beelines’ is a game-changing 10-year, £1.5bn proposal which includes 75 miles of segregated cycle lanes and enhanced crossing points.

The aim is to publicly raise the profile of cycling and walking to help increase activity levels in Greater Manchester and to ensure all local communities have the same opportunities to choose cycling and walking as part of a healthier lifestyle.

Alongside the networking event, Platform Airport City also hosted its regular Cycle Surgery event which provides workers at Airport City with basic health checks and minor repairs for bikes.

The Dr Bike service is delivered by experienced and qualified cycle mechanics at AllGood Cycling and provides bike safety checks and check everything on your bike from wheels, brakes, gears and tyre pressure to lights, racks, pedals and saddles.

To conclude #CycleToWorkDay, a new Cycle Hub next to Manchester Airport’s transport interchange was also opened to the public which provides access to secure parking for 48 bicycles and access to a Repair XL maintenance stand and pump, which is ideal for carrying out basic repairs such as repairing a puncture to adjusting brakes and gears.

The tools are securely attached to the stand with PVC coated stainless steel cables and tamper-proof fasteners. Hanging the bike from the arms allows the pedals and wheels to spin freely whilst making adjustments.

To find out more about the vision of a fully joined up cycling and walking network in Greater Manchester, please visit: https://www.tfgm.com/made-to-move


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