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Inspiration, advice and support to help Manchester move more
Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. voice header   MCRactive logo Here at MCRactive we are continuing to support and broadcast the many ways residents of Manchester can feel healthy and well. We’ve had excellent weather this half term and it’s great to see our much-loved community use our facilities, parks and take part in holiday activities all across Manchester! We hope to pick up the activities as restrictions ease, and we’re committed to continue to provide choice for all to stay healthy and active, in various different and safe ways. Please see below for more, along with lots of local news, activities and updates to help you feel inspired this month. We hope you find this beneficial to support your current lifestyle and help you and your loved ones move more each day.   Grey Divider RIDE YOUR BIKES THIS SUMMER BIKE MONTH The days are getting longer and the temperature is rising, providing the ideal opportunity to get back on your bike and enjoy all the benefits that go with it – from getting healthier, feeling happier and saving the planet! MCRactive are encouraging the city to ride their bikes each week in June and join people across the country. Whether you want to ride every single day or just dip your toes get access to all the information you need to get pedalling! Everyone who takes part will be entered into draws for prizes ranging from t-shirts through to brand new bikes. You can take part in Bike Month by registering for free at Coming up this month, we also have an all ladies Manchester Joyriders Bike ride On Wednesday 9 June, starting from Cross City Withington Community Hospital to Manchester City Centre. Book your ticket and enjoy meeting new people and finding your love for cycling in our beautiful city. And for anyone who cycles regularly, there’s an opportunity to inspire others with the Manchester Guided Rides and Breeze Ride Leader courses which are now live and open for applications. If you’re keen to lead entry level or family-friendly rides in Manchester, apply for the Breeze course on 16 October and the Guided Rides course on 11 September. Red Divider LANDMARKS OF MANCHESTER 10K we love mcr 10k Last Thursday as part of #GoMadWalking for National Walking Month, MCRactive took part in the We Love MCR ‘Landmarks of Manchester 10k’. It’s great to hear that our staff had a “fab afternoon” and got a chance to “actually look at what our great city has to offer”. The challenge is definitely a great way to explore the city, get fit and fall in love with some of our greatest landmarks – all for a good cause too! The initiative is running until the end of July, and we encourage everyone to have a go and get involved! Click here to find out more.   Blue Divider MANCHESTER INVITATIONAL 2021 invitational We had a great time hosting the Manchester Invitational last week! It was brilliant to have the athletes, fantastic weather and our fans back on the day. Congratulations to all the athletes and to Bryggen Sports for delivering a brilliant event at the Manchester Regional Arena! You can view the results from the event here. Thank you to all of the organisers, spectators, volunteers and athletes. We’re now looking forward to the continental tour in 2022. Grey Divider BE PART OF THE GB SPRING CLEAN 2021 spring clean This year for the Great British Spring Clean, we’re coming together to freshen up the parks of Manchester and MCRactive needs your help. On Thursday 10 June, join the litter picking at Bradford Park (near the Etihad Stadium) and the surrounding area. Pop by the COVID safe litter picking drop-in station anytime between 11am and 2pm to grab equipment. Every minute of litter picking you pledge to do makes a difference. You can also find out more about recycling, and what we’re doing in the city to encourage walking and cycling locally, whilst doing something positive for Manchester. If you can’t make it to Bradford Park, there are other organised litter-picking opportunities too.   Red Divider NEW SERIES TACKLING OBESITY instructor fitness We’ve got something in the works that we’re really excited about! In partnership with Royal Manchester Children Hospital, we’re delighted to create a series of YouTube videos aimed at obese children and their families to help them tackle obesity in Manchester. The series will be referred by local GPs as a useful alternative to PE videos created by the likes of Joe Wicks, which many of their patients can’t take part in due to weight and disabilities. We can’t wait to share these fun, quick and easy videos that are being lead by our instructors, Laura Gligan & Emma Walker. Each video will have a motivational idea at the end for children and families to take away and think about. Be sure to subscribe to our Youtube Channel and stay tuned! Blue Divider MANCHESTER HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES holiday activities It’s FriYAY and the last day of multi sports activity this half term! We’ve had a great week of holiday activities delivering multi-sports programmes across our facilities and parks in Manchester. The heat didn’t stop the children from taking part and enjoying arts & crafts, games and the healthy free meals. It was great to have Councillors Annette Wright, Lee-Ann Igbon, Emily Rowles with us at Moss Side Leisure Centre to see some of the action! What an eventful week and we look forward to hosting more activities over the Summer.   Grey Divider UEFA WOMENS EURO 2022 FIXTURES UEFA Mark your calendars – the UEFA Womens Euro match schedule has been confirmed for Manchester! We’re really looking forward to hosting games in the city next summer. There are over half a million tickets available for £25 or less across the country. Tickets are now available and we’re expecting an unprecedented number of fans to experience the biggest women’s European sport event ever from 6 – 31 July 2022. Have you registered for tickets yet? Blue Divider MANCHESTER OPEN PSA WORLD TOUR PSA The Manchester Open, PSA World Tour Silver event – which had been scheduled for 7 – 13 of June has been moved to 9 – 13 of August due to the continued impact of COVID-19 on international travel into the UK. We can’t wait to welcome the PSA World Tour competitors to Manchester at the National Squash Centre! With the Allam British Open also set to take place that month, August promises to be an exciting month for squash fans around the world. Find out more here. Grey Divider   social header Across Manchester, we’re promoting daily messages of support, inspiration, guidance and updates to the city across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram – tagging #MCRactive. Follow @MCRactive to stay connected with the latest updates on staying active and healthy and share details with your friends and family. We’d also love to hear about the innovative ways Mancunians are being active to share with others. If you have inspiring content – a short video, image or message, you can send via: or share them through @MCRactive on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. weekly
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