Any Mancunians inspired by Bradley Wiggins or Sir Chris Hoy in London 2012 can put their cycling skills to the test as a charity ride returns to Greater Manchester for a fourth year next month.
With three routes of 55, 22 and 10 miles respectively, the Bruntwood Ellipse is a family friendly event, designed for fitness and fun, with the proceeds going to charity.
Bruntwood’s selected charities Onside and the Factory Youth Zone provide Youth Zones for young people to go out and try new experiences as well as giving them role models.
Depending on your capability you can choose a challenging or less arduous route.
Starting and finishing in Booths Park Knutsford, the 55 mile cycle ride winds its way through the Peak District, showing off many of the national park’s classic climbs. For the Armisteads and Wiggins of the group there is the option to compete against fellow racers. Just make it clear to the event organisers when you book your place.
The Mini Ellipse is 22 miles long and features a circular route through the leafy streets of Cheshire. This will appeal to recreational cyclists and those new to the sport.
The Family Ellipse at 10 miles makes its way through the quiet lanes of Knutsford. It is fully marshalled and has been specifically designed for children.
With something for all age groups, novices and seasoned pros, the event looks set to be a success.
The Bruntwood Ellipse will be held on Sunday September 2.