Macclesfield Bikeathon Back In Business

Macclesfield Bikeathon is set to return once again next month for the first time since 2011, and local MP, David Rutley, met with the event's organisers to sign up and give his strong support to this positive community event.

David joined Darren Allgood from AllGood Cycling, who is organising the event, to learn more about the course and what will be on offer for those taking part on Saturday 11th May. Starting from Macclesfield Leisure Centre, participants will be able to choose from three route options: a 60-mile ride around the Cheshire Plain, a 30 mile ride around the Cheshire countryside, taking in Alderley Edge and Mottram St Andrew, or a six-mile ride, which is aimed at families. There will be full mechanical support from Ride and Repair available for any bike-related issues, as well as medical assistance, feed stops with energy food and drink, and the routes will be fully marked. Finishers will receive a t-shirt and various other goodies, to commemorate their participation in this impressive event.

David was also pleased to learn that all funds raised by the Macclesfield Bikeathon will be donated to local charity Just Drop-In, of which he is a patron. The charity works to support local young people in and around Macclesfield to 'find their feet', by providing advice and counselling to those aged between 12 and 25, as well as invaluable life skill classes. The event is also actively supported by Macclesfield Town Council.

Places for all three routes are still available, and to take part in this great event, local residents are encouraged to register at Parking for entrants is available at Macclesfield Leisure Centre, although participants are also encouraged to arrive on their bikes!

Further information can be obtained from Darren Allgood, on 07954336986.

Speaking after his meeting, David said, "The Macclesfield Bikeathon was a much-loved fixture in the local calendar for twenty years and it is great to see it return this year. It is clear that Darren has worked hard with his team to organise what promises to be a positive day, helping people to see the beautiful countryside in and around our local communities and keep healthy and active outdoors, as well as supporting the vital work of Just Drop-In. I look forward to taking part and hope to see many more local residents on the day."