On Saturday 19th September 2015 the world celebrated family-friendly cycling through the event “Kidical Massive“. Members of the Friends of the Fallowfield Group wanted to be part of this fantastic initiative and got together to organise our very own Manchester Kidical Massive ride, along our traffic-free Fallowfield Loop. On the day, assisted by perfect September weather – warm and dry – 30 children and their families came together to enjoy this friendly and fun ride!
The ride left the Loop’s Ladybarn entrance at around 2pm and reached The Quadrant in Levenshulme and Highfield Country Park where riders enjoyed a picnic pitstop. The 1.5-mile ride enabled many children to pedal under their own steam!
The Kidical Massive ride was also enabled by the opening of the barriers along the Fallowfield Loop. Many bikes of all shapes and size were thus able to take part. Two feeder rides were led from Alexandra Park and from Platt Fields Park, and many more users were able to enjoy an accessible Fallowfield Loop from morning till dusk.
The Manchester Kidical Massive ride was one of 5 events in the UK, with many more across the world. Road.cc shares more details on this here.
The great photos of the ride below are from Manchester Friends of the Earth, and these and more pictures can be seen on the Flickr account of Manchester Friends of the Earth.