Huge new sport festival set to take over town this summer

A huge new sports festival will take over Stockport’s St Peter’s Square this June.

StockSport will see a series of cycling and running races finish in the square, with BMX stunt displays also topping the bill.

The running races are open to anyone, with a childrens’ ‘My First Mile’, 5K, and 10K events in the works.

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There will also be ‘goodie-giveaways’, and urban cycling races to enjoy.

The Saturday before the event, on June 25, will also see Cheshire Cycling Club volunteers lead bike rides on a scenic ride from the town centre out into the rural areas of the borough.

The Club will host a variety of different rides of varying distance to suit all abilities, hopefully encouraging as many people as possible to get on their bikes.

Bosses in the town hope the festival will help bring people together.

“This event is about much more than health and fitness,” council leader Elise Wilson said. “It is about all ages coming together as a community. Making friends. Having a laugh.

“Feeling part of a town that shares your ambition for it to be a world-class place in which to spend time and have fun.

“So, I hope as many people as possible attend and showcase what Stockport really is all about: it’s a fantastic community.”

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Ted Gordon, Manager of Trek Bicycle Store Wilmslow and sponsor of the Criterium races added: “At Trek, our main goal is to get more people riding bikes.

“We are excited to be part of this fantastic event in Stockport which will grow the cycling community. Town Centre races are always full of excitement and we can’t wait to be involved and help create the best experience possible.”

StockSport will run on Sunday, June 26, 2022, from 9am-10pm. You can reserve your spot in a running race online.

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