Refreshed and recovered from participating in the Great Manchester Run on May 20th where he raised £500 for the Christie’s, Muz Khan was back pounding the streets in Manchester today. This time just for fun and on a bicycle – taking part in the Daily Mirror’s Great Manchester Cycle and perhaps getting back in practice for another cycling jaunt in Bangladesh. The event closed off some roads in the city allowing cyclists to take in the sights from places bicycles would be prohibited such as the iconic Mancunian Way and other parts of the city that would normally be to busy and crammed with traffic to allow bikes.
This route started and finished by the Velodrome in Eastlands near the stadium, taking in parts of Salford and Trafford as well as the city centre. In this event the 7,000 Cyclists taking part had the option of taking the course in three ways, tailored to different age, fitness and skill levels. 13 miles with an average speed of 7mph, 26 miles at an average speed of 13mph or 52 miles fast – flat out.