Beat the clock ride for all ages, with prizes to win

The first ever Salford Cycle takes place on Sunday, September 27 and it's a participation ride with a difference, a 1Km time trialled event. The Cycle, staged in conjunction with Salford City Council, is open to  seasoned cyclists or novices wishing to take part for fun. Riders will be chip timed over athe1km route around Salford Quays which starts and finishes at the Lowry Plaza.

There is a Formula 1 style system of qualification, where riders are given two opportunities to set a time. The top ten in each age group progress to a final, where they will be competing for prizes.

The age categories are 13-14, 15-17, 18-39 and 40 plus and prizs will be awarded to the top three in each age category. There is also a Corporate Challenge, where teams of three compete against each other, with the lowest aggregate time taking victory and winning prizes.

The Salford Cycle time trial starts at noon, and also on the day is the City of Salford 10k run, which also starts and finishes at The Lowry.

The entry fee is £15 for the 18-39 and 40+ age groups, and £12 for the younger age groups, and entry numbers are limited to ensure maximum enjoyment, so if you would like to enter visit www.sportstoursinternational.co.uk or email grahamj [at] sportstoursinternational.co.uk to request an entry form.

Entrants are being encouraged to help six nominated charities - Mencap, the New Manchester Children’s Hospital, the Salford Mayor’s Charity Appeal, Sparks, Salford Lads and Girls Club and Inscape House.