4th August 2015
Levy Cycling Tour – Explore Levenshulme on Bike
We are super excited to announce that Love Levenshulme has teamed up with Sustrans to host a free new event – the Levy Cycling Tour – setting off from outside Morrisons in Chorlton on the 15th of August 2015.
The residents of Levy are really lucky to have a cycling route filled with natural beauty, free of cars on our doorstep. Even luckier that it links the popular suburbs of Chorlton and Levenshulme together. With the help of life-long resident and local adventurer Jamie Whittaker, we have devised a tour which promises to highlight some of Manchester’s lesser known tourist attractions in our exciting neighbourhood and promotes cycling on the Sustrans route.
Sightseeing in Levenshulme
The Levy Cycling Tour is an initiative to open up the off- road urban route which connects Chorlton to Levenshulme known as The Fallowfield Loop. Its aim is to connect neighbouring suburbs and enable the discovery of the hidden gems of Levenshulme. The cycling tour is a chance for families to explore the suburb’s history, green spaces, culture and architecture using cycling as their main mode of transport.
Expect a hop on, hop off local adventure where you will visit well known local sights such at Levenshulme’s old model village and the not-so-secret “Secret Lake”. Take a mini-tour around Sivori’s Ice Cream Factory, which has been delighting locals since 1924.
Stop off at Shores Fold Community Farm, based within the beautiful 70 acre nature reserve of Highfield Country Park. The tour will also visit the treasure trove that is the Antiques Village, housed in what was formerly Levenshulme Town Hall.
How Do I Book?
The tour begins at 10 am, meeting on Wilbraham Road in Chorton, directly across from the Morrisons, and will be led by Levenshulme resident and tour guide Jamie Whittaker. It is an opportunity to have a guided cycling expedition supported by Sustrans volunteers. Spaces are limited to 30 and bookable via Eventbrite. The tour will take approximately 4 hours and will finish at the vibrant Levenshulme Market, just in time for a late lunch!