Sat, 25 Jun|
Ride to The Pink Picnic
A FREE 14 mile ride from Manchester to Salford Pride's Pink Picnic
Time & Location
25 Jun 2022, 12:00 – 13:30
Manchester, Sackville Gardens, Manchester M1 3HB, UK
About the Event
Join Zach on a nice and easy 9 mile route out from town in a loop ending at Peel Park for Salford Pride’s Picnic in the Park 2022. This an A to B route, starting in Sackville Gardens and ending at the Pink Picnic.
We would love to have a good turnout of PrideOut riders representing us at Salford pride, so come along for the ride, stay as long as you want with the group in the park or arrange to meet your friends on the day. just remember to get your free pink picnic ticket: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-pink-picnic-2022-tickets-253332112167?aff=website
We have currently limited the ride to 12 for safety, but if more ride leaders sign up to the event more spaces will be made available.
What is the Pink Picnic 2022?
The Pink Picnic is Salford’s annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Non-binary plus (LGBT+) pride event and is back again in 2022 for it’s eleventh year. The grass root event personifies the true essence of what pride means and what it originally stood for. With the community at it’s heart, the event brings the local community, groups, organisations, charities, and businesses together to showcase Salford’s diverse communities.
The day will host an array of live entertainment on the main stage, showcasing a roster of local diverse LGBT+ talent and headline artists. Expect to see drag, musicians, dancers, DJ’s and powerful words from prominent voices in the community, including Salford Pride patron and trans activist Annie Wallace (Hollyoaks).
As well as our main stage the event will host community stalls promoting local groups, organisations and charities, activities and entertainment for families, children, and LGBT+ youth, funfair rides, a bar tent, food and drink vendors and much more.
You are allowed to take your own food/drink into the picnic but they have a no glass at The Pink Picnic rule, so decant that malbec/chardonnay into your water bottle! just remember you need to cycle to the park with it. There will be food and drink stalls at the picnic so you will need cash/card.
Both this PrideOut ride and the Pink Picnic are free events, but you will need to register for the ride and arrange your own ticket for the pride event here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-pink-picnic-2022-tickets-253332112167?aff=website
Route & Elevation
A map of the route can be viewed at: https://cycle.travel/map/journey/330817
What bike should I use?
This event is suitable for mountain, road and hybrid bikes, in good mechanical order.. Please have your tyres pumped to the correct pressure and with oil on the chain etc. We highly recommend you carry out an 'M Check' before coming on the event to ensure you and your bike will be safe - watch this 4 minute video to see how to do this.
IMPORTANT: Pace and finish time Please note all our bike rides are primarily social events, rather than focussed on speed. If necessary, we will stop regularly to allow people to catch up and we never leave anyone behind, without their permission. We always try to cycle at the pace of the slowest rider, therefore finish times are estimated, and could finish later than planned. Please keep this in mind when paying for parking or booking advance train tickets etc. Naturally if you need to leave the event at a given time, we'll do our best to signpost you on if needed.
We know it can be nerve-racking joining a new group or event where you haven’t met anyone before… even for the most confident of people. We’ve all been in the same boat before, so we want to make everyone feel welcome. If you’d appreciate chatting someone before the event or having a buddy to meet you prior to going to the start point, please let us know by sending an email to email@example.com with the subject line ‘request a buddy’.
Who's welcome to attend the bike ride?
In a nutshell, everyone, as long as they are respectful of other attendees. PRiDE OUT is an LGBTQIA+ cycling group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex and asexual/ace people. We welcome allies with open arms.
What equipment do I need?
Wear whatever makes you feel most comfortable; Lycra is optional. Please wear/bring waterproof, warm clothes which are suitable for the weather forecast and time of year. You will be exercising so lightweight layered clothing is best. Please have footwear that is appropriate for your bike. We recommend you wear a helmet for your own safety, but it's not compulsory.
You may also wish to consider bringing some of the following items: fully charged mobile phone with spare battery pack, front and rear lights (especially in winter or dull conditions), 1 or 2 inner tubes, a pump, tyre levers, a multi-tool, any special tools that your bike needs, food or snacks for keeping the legs moving, a cycling bottle attached to your bike and plenty of water, bike lock and eye protection. Don't forget sun cream (if it's spring/summer) - you just never know with the UK weather!
Any finally… Have fun on the event. We promise to make you feel welcome and we’re sure you will have lots of opportunities to meet amazing people. Please try to avoid cancelling at the last minute - it could deny someone else the opportunity to attend the bike ride.
If you have any queries or need assistance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will put you in touch with the event leader. We look forward to meeting you on the ride!
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