All In A Good Cause

It’s around this time of year that everyone decides to take up cycling. Well at least for a few weeks or so until the saddle soreness overcomes them and they wack their brand new wheels on eBay without a second thought or leave it in the garage to gather dust until next spring.

It’s true. There are those that think they’ll be the next avid cyclist until they buy a bike and realise it’s not for them.

However, there are also those who persist, who fall in love with two wheels and start raising money for charity with all the pedal power they can muster.

And many of them will be spinning some dust at the Manchester To Liverpool bike ride, which takes place on Sunday May 25.

This is a great event close to my heart and has now been going for 9 years raising thousands of money for the NSPCC.

It’s not for the faint hearted, but it’s doable even if you aren’t an avid cyclist. WARNING! Sign up and you’ll be in for a 40-mile route alongside the Manchester Ship Canal or a 55-mile route if you want to avoid the Manchester Canal towpath – which if you haven’t got a mountain bike you really do have to do.

And the ride itself is a great one. Riders cross the canal to Culcheth, Rainford and Knowsley heading to Otterspool Park to finish on the banks of the Mersey.

Goes without saying that this is one of the countries best Cycling events and starts in our hometown at Salford Watersports Centre, 15 The Quays in Salford.

A family friendly ride there is the promise of music and fun along the way.

And this year all the sponsorship raised will go to fund a new ChildLine Schools Service to help children understand abuse, how to protect themselves and get support.

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