The popular 13-mile closed-road sportive is back for a third consecutive year on Sunday June 29, offering kids aged under 15 free entry for the family-friendly 13-mile ride.

Possibly the highlight of the ride, which starts and finishes at the Etihad Campus, will be the chance to ride along the Mancunian Way, usually closed to cyclists, which is included in all ride lengths; 13, 26 and 52 miles.

The Great Manchester Cycle, which saw 8,000 participants last year, will be part of Manchester City Council’s Velothon weekend that will include a night of Keirin racing hosted by Rollapaluza at Manchester Velodrome the night before on June 28.

Councillor Rosa Battle a Manchester City Council executive added, “The Great Manchester Cycle is a unique chance for everyone, regardless of ability, to hop on a bike and enjoy the city streets completely free of traffic.”

Entry will cost £21 for either 13, 26 or 52 mile rides for everyone above 16 years of age.

Contact: www.greatcycle.org