Cyclists of all abilities will benefit from the introduction of a reduced entry fee for the Great Manchester Cycle event.
It will take place on Bank Holiday Monday 4th June and will cost just £10 for adults who take part.
The event organisers Nova, who also organise the Bupa Great Manchester Run and the British Gas Great Manchester Swim are hoping that the cycle event will be another successful event for Manchester.
Communications Director of Nova, David Hart, said: “We are delighted to announce the reduced rate of £10 for adults and £5 for those aged between 8-15 and we hope it will encourage lots more people will sign up for this amazing Bank Holiday Monday event that will be unique way to see the great city of Manchester.”
Three staff members at Manchester’s Christie Hospital, Fundraising Assistant Claire Murray, 31, Sporting Events Officer Rachel Steele, 22, and Howard Newhall, a Community Fundraising Officer have agreed to take part to raise money for a specialist cancer centre.
They are hoping to stand out from the crowd by wearing specially designed ‘monarch masks’ in honour of the Queen, who will be celebrating her Diamond Jubilee the next day.
Claire Murray, from Didsbury, said: “We are really looking forward to taking part in the first ever Great Manchester Cycle and whizzing along famous city roads that are normally packed full of cars.
“I imagine there will be a real celebratory atmosphere, as not only will we be celebrating the Queen’s Jubilee but also gearing up for a wonderful summer of sport all round.
“This event is a great way to see the city of Manchester but it is also a fun way for individuals and families to raise vital funds for charities and good causes.”