Transport for Greater Manchester: Manchester Sky Ride 2011

Transport for Greater Manchester: Manchester Sky Ride 2011

Up to 10,000 cyclists are expected to take part in the one-day mass cycling event, which takes place on Sunday 7 August from 10am onwards.

Running through Deansgate, Castlefield and Sports City, the event gives people the chance to ride along a cycle route without any cars or motor vehicles.

As a result, a number of roads will be closed to all vehicles while the mass ride is underway; a map of the route is available online here:

Diversions will be in place from 7am to 7pm along the route, which runs through Liverpool Road to Deansgate, St Anne’s Street, Cross Street, John Dalton Street, Princess Street, Whitworth Street, Fairfield Street, Travis Street, Sheffield Street, Baird Street, Chapeltown, Store Street, Mill Street, Bradford Road, Cambrian Street and then on to Phillip’s Park Road in Sports City.

The following bus services are affected: 8: 12: 15: 16: 26: 33: 36: 37: 41: 42:43: 44: 50: 63: 70:76:77:78:85: 86: 99: 101: 104: 109: 111: 130: 142: 143: 188: 197: 217: 218: 219: 250: 263: X41: X43: X57. Metroshuttles 1 and 2 will be cancelled all day.


Passengers can find further information about specific service changes by visiting the TfGM website at; information will also be provided at affected bus stops.


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