Stockport loves Bikes Front

On Saturday (5th June) it was World Environment Day, and Stockport celebrated with its Stockport Loves Bikes event in St. Peter’s Square. Unusually so, the skies were kind + sun belted down onto clusters of people- a diverse range, to make up interesting combinations of cycling enthusiasts + local Stockers teenagers who needed a good four hours to convince them onto the bicycle generators- the eventual lure of the initially difficult crowd may have been down to our powers of persuasion but more likely to have been the switch from playing obscure Balkan jazz to stomping D + B that might have done the trick.

Bicycle turned z e b r a

To complete the bicycle feast there was also a pedal powered scalextric, hoards of different bicycles to try out (including an array of crazy ones for excellent comedy value) from Bikeright and an incredible community arts workshop transforming bicycles into animals to culminate in a parade around town. If there were more events like this, the whole city would be cycling…

Part of the Culturefeast Festival 2010, more details should be available on their site soon.

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