Dame Sarah Storey says British track cycling success is indebted to Manchester’s National Cycling Centre after the iconic velodrome hosted the National Track Championships last weekend.
Dame Sarah Storey, 11-times a paralympic gold medallist in cycling and swimming, is hopeful that a thrilling debut for women’s cycling at the inaugural Tour de Yorkshire will lead to even more integration with men’s tours and road races.
Pedal power: Forget the Tour de France, visit Manchester’s MOSI to find out about the birth of cycling in Britain
While the recent thrills and spills of the Tour de France passing through northern England got cycling fans excited, to truly appreciate the sport head to the Museum of Science and Industry from July 19-March 1 next year for ‘Pedal Power’.
Dreaming of representing Team GB at Rio 2016 is Kirsty Grange, Manchester’s very own wheelchair racer
Brains behind Manchester charity Boot Out Breast Cancer hosts glitzy fundraiser for life-saving equipment
The charity, set up by Debbie Dowie, a cancer survivor and wife of retired footballer Iain Dowie, hopes to raise in excess of £100,000 at next month’s Bollywood Ball.