Ready, Set, Go Ride!

The Factory has now run two Go-Ride events in January and February with almost 50 young people taking part in mountain biking activities!

The latest event took place on Saturday 27th February and saw 25 young people aged 8–16 take part in a coaching session, time trial and group races where they had the chance to test their technique and stamina in very muddy conditions.

Go-Ride events are part of British Cycling’s initiative to encourage more people into the sport. The Factory’s cycling club works with British Cycling and has encouraged a great deal of young people to start riding a bike or develop their skills. The club, which is ran by Jim Greig, was recently awarded Bronze at the Manchester Sports Awards for Club of the Year.

Everyone who took part got a certificate and medals and prizes were awarded for winners of different races. The next Go-Ride mountain bike event will take place in March – more information to come soon! For information about upcoming events, call Jim on 0161 203 5333.