Bolton Council is encouraging everyone to user pedal power to celebrate Bolton Bike Week.
A week of events have been organised in Bolton to tie in with National Bike Week, taking place from Saturday June 19 to Sunday June 27.
Horwich is set to steer off the events with its annual races, a mixture of running and cycling, on Sunday June 20. Local, national and international participants will be competing from 10am until 5pm.
On Thursday June 24 the ever popular Fun Bike Ride, which is open to everyone, will take place. The Mayor of Bolton Councillor John Byrne, a keen cyclist, will be opening the event at 6pm, before peddling off with the rest.
Cyclists will leave Victoria Square at 6.30pm heading along the Middlebrook Trail which runs from the bottom of Gilnow Lane all the way to Middlebrook.
For those in need of a little extra motivation to cross the finish line, free soft drinks and snacks will be served at the finish, Bolton Arena in Horwich.
Queens Park is hosting a circuit ride on Saturday June 26 at 1pm. Cyclists will pedal from the park to Middlebrook, and back again.
Bolton Council’s Executive Member for Development and Regeneration, Councillor Ismail Ibrahim said: “Bolton Bike Week is a good opportunity for everyone to experience the benefits of cycling. Not only is cycling great for the environment, it helps you keep fit and it is a cheap way of getting around.
“I’d urge people to join in the events and take advantage of this week-long celebration of pedal power to change their routine and cycle to everyday tasks,” he added.
For more information on Horwich Races call 01204 693070, Fun Bike Ride call 01204 334154 and for the Queens Park Ride call 01204 334015.